Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Pink Camo I, II, III

I'm on a sock knitting spree!  First up are Pink Camo I.  These are for me, plain old 60st vanilla socks.  The yarn was gifted to me for my birthday from Boss Lady. She is a non-knitter and probably didn't look or realize that one skein of Bernat Sox makes a pair of socks.  I got two skeins, and I got three pairs of socks out of them.  Ravelry details on this pair here.

The second pair, Pink Camo II, is the same except it has a 2x2 ribbed cuff and stockinette foot.  Ravelry details here.

And the last pair, Pink Camo III, is the same yet again only this time I did the whole sock 2x2 rib.  Ravelry details here.

I must say that I'm glad to move on to a different yarn and colorway, lol.  I am knitting another pair of socks yet again! But at least it's a different yarn and color!!

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Constant Catch Up!

Seems like I'm always playing catch up on my blog!  But first my youngest kid is fundraising for Jump Rope For Heart.  If you'd like to help him reach his goal you can donate on line via this link.  Any little bit helps!! Thanks!!

All I have to show are socks, surprise, surprise.  I do have one other thing, but I can't show you, it's top secret, but all will be revealed in a little bit.

First up are a pair of Mock My Socks Off in Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label in pink grapefruit.  A bunch of my Knit Nite friends absolutely LOVE Tanis.  This was the first time I used it, and now I know why they all love it so much.  Ravelry details here.

Next up are another pair exactly like those above except they were made with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solids in red cherry.  Ravelry details here.

And the last pair (for now!  got another pair finished just not photographed yet) are Riverrun knit with Wandering Cat Yarns Alley Cat in lagoon.  These were made for a friend for his birthday, and I think he should count himself extremely lucky since he got such special hand dyed and luxurious sock yarn and not some of my plain old man sock yarn from Mary Maxim or Patons, lol.  (Especially since I have known him literally all of my life.  My parents lived in an apartment in the house beside his parents' house, he's a year older than me, and I was born when we lived beside him.  And when we were kids he used to make my mother cut the crust off of his peanut butter sandwiches just because he knew it pissed her off, he wouldn't let me sing the Sesame Street theme song at his house, and he always accuses me to this day of stealing his Tonka trucks!  My mother always said he was the only four-year-old she ever wanted to kill.  But we are really good friends even though he was a meanie, lol.  Seriously, he was an aggravation, and he still can be when he wants to be!)  Ravelry details here.  

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White Juan 2?

So today we are experiencing what the weather people have been saying will be our worst blizzard of the season, a possible second White Juan.  I see according to Facebook a lot of people are without power already in my area.  I am prepared with lots of good drinking water, bread, rolls, margarine, peanut butter, jam, and cheez whiz should we lose power and can't cook.  And the dogs have dog food, and the cat has cat food.  We have 100-120km/hour winds, possible 40-50cm of snow, it started here about 6am, and it's supposed to go all day til after midnight.  Late afternoon/early evening we could get rain, but then it's supposed to change back to snow, thus making it very heavy and hard to shovel and snow blow. Needless to say the kids have no school, most places are shut down for the day.  (I won't be going to work - we won't open.  Even if we did I wouldn't be going.)  The kids may get a two-day break again, I will have to check the school status in the morning.  But the most important thing is that I have lots of yarn - 'tis a good day for knitting.

So here are my FOs since my last post.  First up are vanilla socks knit with Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino in sugar maple.  Ravelry details here.

Next up are socks that took way too long to make as they were boring grey, so they kept taking the back seat to other, more interesting knits.  Just a 3x2 rib knit with Mary Maxim Simply Sock Yarn, Ravelry details here.

Next up are a pair of Mary Maxim Bounce socks, just a 2x2 ribbed cuff with a plain stockinette foot.  The heels and toes are posh pink, the main colorway is calypso.  Ravelry details here.

And the final pair are just like the pair above, knit with the same yarn only they're all posh pink.  Ravelry details here.

So that's it for now.  Got a pair of very pretty mock cable socks on the go now.  It's my first time knitting with Tanis Fiber Arts yarn.  A few of my Knit Nite ladies love Tanis, and now I know why!  It's soooo nice to knit with, and it knits up so nicely, I'm loving it!

Happy knitting!

Sunday, March 02, 2014


So yesterday was my birthday, and I got some yarn!!  Boss Lady (a non-knitter) picked me up these goodies.  The two colors of Classic Wool are going to become slippers for me so when mine wear out I've got back ups.  The first colorway is bird of paradise, the second is commotion variegate.

She also picked me up a couple of skeins of Bernat Sox in pink camouflage.

And I have another FO to show.  I finished this infinity scarf last night for my friend, L, who has a birthday (same age) tomorrow.  It's the Denver Cowl, the yarn is some no name stuff I bought several years ago at Zellers, it's 70% acrylic,30% wool.  It was kind of splitty yarn to be using for daisy stitch, but it looks good.  The yarn has a nice halo about it.  I cast on 240sts instead of 260sts.  I kind of wish I would have stuck with 260sts after it was finished, but this way I have two full skeins left to make another one, but I think I will use a different pattern.  Maybe another 5th Avenue. Details on this one here.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Catch Up, Again!

It's always time for catch up!  Stuff finished since last post:

Three pairs of vanilla ankle socks for my friend, M.  All are 60sts, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, details on start and finish dates as well as yarn types located here.

The final pair were these socks, started January 22, finished February 26, the pattern is Mr. Dress Up, the yarn is Wandering Cat Yarns Top Cat in Enchantment Under the Sea.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, they are they big man socks, details here.

Happy knitting!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Catch Up

Long time no post.  I've tried off and on over the past couple of weeks, but Blogger would NOT let me upload any pictures.  I've been fiddling around tonight with it, and I finally got it to work.  Since there are a few things to show (basically everything I've completed so far this year) I will link to my Ravelry page so you can see more detail if you want.

First up I made three pairs of felted slippers.  The top pair are mine, the other two pairs are whoevers.  The pattern is my old faithful Felted Clogs from Fibertrends.  The yarn is Patons Classic Wool except for the salmony colored slippers, that's one strand of PCW and one strand Galway.  Details here.

Also completed this month is an infinity scarf.  The pattern is 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf, the yarn is some cheapy cheapy worsted weight yarn I bought at Zeller a few years ago, dirt cheap, 70% acrylic, 30% wool.  It's really quite pretty.  They yarn is kind of splitty.  It said machine washable and dryable.  I did machine wash it in cold water, but I air dried it.  I don't machine dry hand knitted items even if it says it's machine dryable.  I think it they items stay nicer if they are air dried.  Details here.

I also made a couple of pairs of plain vanilla socks for my Dad.  His birthday was December 30, but I didn't get these finished until January 21.  He knew he was getting them, though.  The yarn is Mary Maxim Step It Up.  I won't buy this again unless it's dirt cheap.  I didn't care for it, kind of splitty and twisty.  Reminds me somewhat of the Noro sock yarns buy not as thick/thin and twisty.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, 68sts, heels over 34sts, toe to 24sts, details here

I have another infinity scarf on the go as well right now, and I also joined this KAL.  I noticed a boo-boo in it last night and had to rip back two repeats.  I doubt T would ever notice, but I saw it and knew it was there, so I had to fix it. Details on my project here.

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Missed 2013

One item I forgot to post that was finished in 2013, a pair of ankle socks started December 24, finished on the 28th.  Knit on 2.5mm needles, the yarn is Patons Kroy in green ragg stripes.  Details here.
Happy knitting!

PS  Scroll down to my previous post for a list of complete FOs of 2013.  Happy New Year!

FOs of 2013

FOs of 2013:

child socks -- 10 pairs
adult socks -- 25 pairs
baby blankets -- 2
hats -- 3
felted slippers -- 2 pairs
dishcloths -- 2
scarves -- 3
felted bag -- 1

Total finished items for 2013 -- 48

FOs of 2013:
Two Pom Pom It! Hats
T's Austermanns 9
Mock My Socks Off 10
Picot Ankle Socks 11
Summery Broadripples 12
Picot Ankle Socks II 13
Sunshine Socks 14
Blue Lagoon Scarf
Country Nephew Blanket
Calypso Queen Socks 15
My Dishcloths
Hederas 16
Thuja 17
Charity Socks 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Harris Tweeds 2
Ruth's Slippers x2
3 Pair Baby Socks 1, 3, 4
Christmas Socks 5
Jeck Socks 6
Garter Rib Baby Blanket
Charity Socks 7
Stripey Felted Bag
Sea Weed Socks 8
Reef Socks 9
Candy Cane Socks 10
Sugar Plum Socks 11
Blue Ice Socks 12
Burnished Sierra Socks 13
Fern Rose Socks 14
Summer Moss Socks 15
Shreky Thorpe
Blue Ice Socks Again 16
Tyler's Warm Woolies 17, 18
Two Irish Hiking Scarves
Flip Flop Socks 19

Melisa's Ankle Socks 20