Posts Tagged ‘socks’

So, I whipped up some new socks for Steve, just in time for him to not where them for a few months:

Black Friday Socks

These are my own design, Black Friday Socks, and the pattern will be available (again) soon.

I also went to a baby shower last Saturday, so I knit up another version of Henry’s Sweater.  This time in Knitpicks Shine Worsted (a model and cotton blend), using only one contrasting color.  I think it turned out very well.

baby sweater

I’ve still got a bunch of things still on the needles, and maybe one day I’ll remember to take a picture so I can show you.


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Designed for the Socks Revived Contest hosted by Elinor of Exercise Before Knitting.

Even though real octopi don’t collect shiny objects, the imagery in this song has stayed with me. The lyrics (and various Muppet versions) combined with the happy, Caribbean colors in the yarn inspired me to create these socks. The stitch pattern reminds me of the movements of the octopus as he crawls along the sea floor.

The sock is worked cuff down with instructions for a short row heel. If short row heels aren’t your thing, feel free to pm me for a standard heel option.

You can get the pattern for free on my design blog or on Ravelry.

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A quick little post, because I am so excited about my latest finished objects.

Handspun Fraternal Socks

This yarn didn’t sit long.  I had it up on my mantle (with the rest of my ever growing collection of handspun) and it kept whispering at me to cast on some socks.  One day it was too much, so I eschewed all of my other works-in-progress and cast on.  They are lovely.  The socks are super squishy.  Partly because I overspun the singles- so the yarn is super sproingy, and partly because they are heavier than most of my normal socks.

yes, my legs really are that white

Now we are off to Spring Farm Days at World Hunger Relief (this is the farm where we get our CSA), brunch at the pub, grocery shopping, and hopefully a stop at the cheese store.

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March is for Mating?

One of the groups I belong to on Ravelry has a KAL (knit-along) every two months.  The March/April theme is Socks/New Techniques.  Because we are not super strict about our KALs, and because someone mentioned that “March is for making mates,” my goal is to mate up the single socks lingering in my knitting basket.  When we started March 1, I had three unpaired pairs: my seafoam socks, Hedera, and leyburn.

As of today, I have 1.75.  The seafoam socks have a mate (and a tentative pattern):

And, I have about two inches of the second Hedera sock.  Progress is sure to slow down when UPS gets here though.  Why?  Because I’m getting a spinning wheel today!  It’s a Kromski Sonata and I cannot wait to try my hand at wheel spinning.

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