Saturday, July 12, 2014

Look! Not a Sock!

Well, first there are socks, but then there is not a sock! Yay!

First up are a pair of Lace Rib Socks from The Little Box of Socks knit in Koigu PPPM.  Details here.

I also whipped up a pair of ankle socks for my friend, M.  Knit with Mary Maxim Twinkle Toes in candy cane.  Details here.

Lastly, my not a sock FO!  Ana's Spring Cowl knit with hand spun yarn I won in a KAL on Ravelry a long time ago.  I love it, this shall be kept for ME!!  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

All Socks, All the Time

Socks, socks, socks.... I seem to have a fetish, lol.  First up are a pair for me, plain old 60st vanilla socks knit with Wandering Cat Yarns Alley Cat in Vanellope von Schwweetz.  Love them!!  Details here.

I used the leftovers for a pair of picot cuff ankle socks.  The cuff, heels, and toes are in Patons Kroy muslin.  Details here.

Another pair of socks for me, plain old 60st vanilla socks, the yarn is Mary Maxim Twinkle Toes in sugar plum.  Details here.

And lastly three pairs of ankle socks all made with Mary Maxim Twinkle Toes, sugar plum, blue ice, and candy cane. Details here.

I do have another pair of socks on the needles, but today I cast on for something that isn`t actually a....... SOCK!  Details next post.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Secret Project Revealed

Anyone looking at my Ravelry page would have seen a Top Secret project awhile back.  Now all can be revealed.  It was afghan squares made for a secret afghan for redknitz.  Details and the finished project can be found here.  Blog post about it can be found here.  My squares are knit with Patons Décor in florals variagated, the stitch is called pillar stitch.  My squares details can be found here.

Got a couple of pairs of ankle socks finished for my friend, M, out of the leftover of my last couple of pairs of socks.  They are just plain old 60st vanilla socks knit on 2.5mm needles.  The yarn is Patons Stretch Sock in spearmint and grape gumball.  It was kind of annoying, the grape gumball had a knot in one of the skeins.   My leftovers didn't have any pink in it anywhere, so they matched until I got to the toes.  She doesn't care.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014


.... I may have something else besides socks to show! But not today.  :)

Two pairs of plain old 60st vanilla socks knit on 2.5mm needles.  The cuff is 2x2 ribbed, but I just did plain old feet.  Heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts, both of them are knit with Patons Stretch Sock, the first pair grape gumball, the second pair spearmint.  Ravelry details here and here.

And I do have a new goodie to show, Wandering Cat Yarns Barn Cat in Johnny Jump Up.  I decided that I MUST have it for me after seeing these socks.

Happy knitting!

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!