Monday, January 12, 2015


I missed two FOs off my list for 2014. They are included in my grand total of 86 and 56 pairs of socks, but I forgot to list them in my shortcut to FOs of 2014.

First up is a pair of ankle socks knit with leftover Herrschners Sock Yarn.  Ravelry details here.

 Secondly is a pair of socks knit with Premier Yarns Wool Free Sock Yarn Stripes.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, January 01, 2015

FOs of 2014

FOs of 2014:

socks -- 56
scarves -- 1
cowls -- 3
felted slippers -- 5
monkey slippers -- 3
dishcloths -- 10
afghan squares -- 3
hats -- 5

Total FOs for 2014 -- 86

FOs of 2014:
Dad's 2 Pair Socks 21, 22
Fiery 5th Avenue

3 Pair Felted Slippers
3 Pair Ankle Socks
Mr. Dress Up Socks 23
Denver Cowl
Fiery Vanilla Socks 24
Trevor's Whiney Socks 25
Calypso Socks 26
Posh Pink Socks 27
Pink Grapefruit Mock Cables 28
Red Cherry Mock Cables 29
Lagoon Riverruns 30
Pink Camo I, II, III 31, 32, 33
Grape Gumballs 34
Spearmints 35
Afghan Squares
Spearmint Ankle Socks
Grape Gumball Ankle Socks
Vanellope Von Schwweetz 36
VVS Ankle Socks 37
My Sugar Plums
Trio Sparkly Ankle Socks 38, 39, 40
Lace Rib Socks 41
Candy Cane Ankle Socks
Oh, Susannah Cowl
Blue Ice Socks
Fruit Slices Big and Small
Cherry Sours
Cherry Sours Ankle Socks
Pumpkin Spice Big and Small
Grape Gumballs Big and Small
Spearmint Big and Small
Space Invaders
Open Studio
Fish Head
Commotions Slippers
Bird of Paradise Slippers
Ten Dishcloths
Vanilla Twilight Socks
Candy Cane Broadripples
Sock Monkey Slippers
Munchie's Jecks
Munchie's High Hopes
Munchie's Ribs
Serenity Now Socks
Angela's Birthday Socks
Four Beige Pairs
Sock Monkey Slippers, Again
Step FIL Christmas Socks
More Sock Monkey Slippers
Irish Hiking Scarf
Be Kind Hat
Munchie's Christmas Socks
Thorpe Hat

Ankle Socks
Bruised Socks

In case I missed posting something to my blog, and it's missing from this list, you can check out my Ravelry page for my friend, M's, ankle socks for the year.  I also knit two pairs of peaceful plum socks but only see it once in this list.  They are located here.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Christmas Eve gift opening, traditional one gift each.

 YoYo with a Brain.  (Don't quite know why it's called that, just seems to be a yoyo.)

Gearmaster set that is yet to be mastered.

Vanilla egg nog and Christmas Chips Ahoys.

The loot, pre-opening.

The girls always get a stocking with new toys.  Jewel always rips the stuffed ones with squeakies apart in five minutes.  This year she didn't, they are both still intact.  Odd.  Must be mellowing out in her older age.

They got some new video games...

 New drumsticks...

The Big Bang Theory Trivia Game...

 Casino games...

 Christmas Lego sets...

 A new gaming chair...

 And a new record player.  Plus lots of other things.

Happy Holidays, and Happy knitting!


In reviewing my FOs of the year where we're nearing the end for a tally count, I realized that I missed something.  I made a pair of ankle socks in Mary Maxim Twinkle Toes socks in candy cane.  I had knit a pair for my friend, M, and I was making another pair for a different friend, but I made them a bit too big.  I gave them to M for Christmas and didn't realize til it was too late that I had already given her a pair just like them.  She visited Christmas night and was wearing them, I told her sorry that I have her two pairs the same, but maybe she could give her daughter one of the pairs.  She argued at first that I didn't give her a pair already, but once she got thinking she remembered I did.  Not that she would ever mind.  I seem to have forgotten to take pictures of the second pair, but they're the same except the striping might be a bit different.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Final Christmas FOs

For someone who wasn't planning on knitting anyone anything for Christmas this year, I seemed to manage to knit quite a few things.  Here are the rest of them:

First up is a pair of socks for step FIL.  The pattern is one I whipped up one time for Hubs, the yarn is Herrschners Solid Socks in royalty.  Ravelry details here.

Next up is another pair of sock monkey slippers based on this pattern.  The yarn is Patons Shetland Chunky in oxford grey and aran.  These aren't my favorite knit, I made the first pair as a request from a friend.  Then I made another pair as a request.  The friend that this pair is for, she saw the first pair I made and expressed her desire to have a pair.  Unfortunately, when she opened these there was yet another friend there who now wants a pair for herself and her daughter.  So it looks like at some point soon I will have to make two more pairs.  But first I need more grey yarn.  Details here.

Every Christmas I seem to make at least one Irish Hiking Scarf.  This one was knit with Patons Shetland Chunky in oxford grey.  The original pattern has three cables and uses worsted weight yarn, I usually change it to two cables and chunky yarn.  Details here.

 I whipped up a Be Kind hat for another friend using Kertzer Accent Worsted in seaport.  I used 4.5mm needles instead of 5mm needles (couldn't find 5mm circs), and I cast on 100sts.  Details here.

One of my hand knit sock junkies got himself another pair, these bring the count to five pairs now, I think.  Plain old 64st vanilla socks, the yarn is Mary Maxim Simply Sock Yarn in walnut.  Details here.

And my final Christmas knit is a Thorpe hat.  I modified it from chunky yarn to heavier worsted weight yarn.  I had found some Briggs & Little Heritage in a dark green in the stash that I had forgotten about.  I used 4.5mm needles, increased the stitches to 96, and fiddled with the earflaps a bit.  Details of my mods here.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from All of Us!!

Happy knitting!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Nearly There!

It's nearly Christmas!  I've got two things left to finish, a pair of socks and a hat for someone, got faith I can get 'er done before Christmas.

I made a pair of ankle socks for a friend who had a birthday this month.  Just plain old 60st vanilla socks, the yarn is Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Weight Prints in purple spice. Ravelry details here.

Next up, and what chewed up a lot of knitting time this month, was an order for five pairs of socks.  One pair I already had knit, but the rest I didn't.  What made this knit so boring was it was all the same thing -- three pairs of plain old beige mens size 9 socks, and one pair of the same thing only size 13.  I would have run out of beige yarn at the toe of the second big sock, so I added some stripes and different color heels and toes just to be safe.  Details here.

I also had a request from someone for a pair of sock monkey slippers.  I got those finished, and mutual friends are delivering them to her this week, she lives a couple of hours away.  Details here.

I have more finished items, but I haven't gotten the pictures transferred from my camera yet.

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

FO Catch Up

Time to catch up of some FOs again.  First up are a pair of sock monkey slippers that I was asked to make by a friend.  She sent me a picture, so I used Aunt Maggie's Slippers but did them monkey style. I've been requested to make two more pairs.  Not my favorite knit, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do.  Details here.

Then another friend wanted three pairs of socks.  He said he wanted yellow and purple.  Closest I had to yellow was this Herrschners Sock Yarn Stripes in aztec.  The pattern is Jeck.  Details here.

Then there`s a pair of plain old vanilla socks in Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Yarn Prints in purple spice.  This pair was not for my friend who wanted three pairs, I needed some plain old knitting for hockey road trips and games.  Details here.

This pair was for my friend, and he definitely got purple.  Herrschners Solid Sock in twilight, the pattern is High Hopes.  Details here.

And here are his last socks, just a plain old 2x2 rib, same yarn as above but in royalty. Details here.

More socks on the needles.  I was requested by a friend to make four pairs on plain socks for her mother in law to take out west for Christmas gifts.  Technically five pairs, but one pair was already made.  The only draggy thing about it is all four pairs are plain old vanilla in a beige color.  Bor-ing!  Three pairs men size 8/9 and one pair 13.  I`m on the second sock of the second pair.  Good hockey knitting, I guess.

Happy knitting!