Thursday, January 14, 2016

First FOs of 2016

My first two FOs of 2016 are, of course, socks.  Both are plain old 60st vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts.  Both are knit with Patons Kroy Sock yarn, the first pair is sweet stripes, the second pair is slate jacquard.  Ravelry details here and here.

I'm on a heavy work sock roll at the moment.  One of the dollar-type stores in town is carrying Briggs & Little Tuffy and Heritage yarns for only $4 + tax a skein.  One of the other spots in town that carries it charges $5.49 + tax a skein, so that's a good deal.  They knit up quickly, too, but I can only knit with B&L on bamboo needles, it kills my hands and wrists.  

Happy knitting!

Friday, January 01, 2016

FO's of 2015

77 FO's of 2015 Summary:

socks - 45 pairs
baby blanket - 2
felted slippers - 4
non-felted slippers - 4
hats - 17
scarves - 2
cowl - 1
market bag - 2

Links to FO's for 2015:

Johnny Jump Ups
Little Johnny Jump Ups
Hermione Everyday Socks
Weasley Homestead Socks
Valentine Ankle Socks
Columbia Socks
Par 5 Socks
My Fruit SlicesAnkle Fruit Slices
Porthos Socks
Aramis Socks
Pixie Hat
Sunny Blue Baby Blanket
Kersti Scarf
Summer Sox
Two More Sock Monkey Slippers
Munchie's Birthday Socks
My Candy Cane Socks
Green Ragg Stripe Vanilla Socks
Fiesta Stripe Socks
Eclipse Stripe Socks
Casual Colors Harris Tweed Socks
Copper Colors Thuja Socks
Pine Forest Baby Blanket
Canyon Colors Socks
Chambray Thuja Socks
Grape F&F Ankle Socks
Green Monkey Socks
Belle Maman Stripey Socks
Two Pairs Fabel Ankle Socks
Big and Little Hedera Socks
Two Ilene Market Bags
Sock Showdown 09 Socks
13 Snowman Hats
Sour Ball Socks
Green Ragg Striped Socks
Basic Cabled Socks
Lemon Drop Socks
Rainbow Stripe Socks
Spring Leaf Stripe Socks
Summer Moss Jacquard Socks
Wurm Hat
Candy Cane Ankle Socks
Orange & Green Ankle Socks
Beige 5th Avenue
Rikke Hat
Earthy Brown Tweed Hat
Navy Reversible Cabled Scarf
Green Vanilla Latte Socks
Short Dragonfly Socks
Long Dragonfly Socks
Big Striped Mens Socks
Two Pair Work Socks
Ladies Felted Slippers
Two Pairs Felted Slippers
Two Pairs Non-Felted Slipers
Dad's Birthday Socks

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Final FO of 2015

The final FO of 2015, a pair of socks for my Dad for his birthday on the 30th.  Crappy pictures as I had to take them inside, and the yarn is dark.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year's Eve, everybody! I hope you all have fun and stay safe.  We are headed with the kids to see the Halifax Mooseheads play the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.  There are lots of prize giveaways for tonight's game. The boys and I have never seen the Mooseheads play, but Hubs did many years ago.  We're starting off with a meal at Montana's, then the hockey game, then back to the hotel for the night.  Should be fun.  We have lots snacks for the hotel tonight.

These are the last couple of Christmas gifts I never got to post yet.  I made two pairs of felted slippers, the smallest man size, the yarn is Patons Classic Wool in black and shades of grey variegate.  Details here.

Next up was a new pattern for slippers, non-felted, that I got from a friend.  One pair was a gift, one pair was for me.  The yarn is Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds in charcoal.  It's a one size pattern, I used 5.5mm needles, but if I made myself a pair again I'd go down to 4.5mm or 5mm.  I find these stretched out and are quite loose for my size 8 footsies.  Details here.

My final FO for the year is a pair of socks for Dad for his birthday that was yesterday.  I haven't transferred the pictures from my camera yet, so I'll show those next post. Pictures aren't the greatest, they were taken inside, as we got our first snowstorm of the season on the 29th.  I prefer to take my pictures outside, but it was snowy and overcast.

Happy knitting and Happy New Year!

Friday, December 25, 2015


Merry Christmas and Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Getting Down to the Wire

Hard to believe it's nearly that time.  My poor ol' carpal tunnel has not been having a good time lately, mucho knitting going on in the evenings.  Here's a quick rundown of things I've finished and photographed so far with links for more details to the Ravelry pages.  Every year I never think I have much Christmas knitting to do, and I always end up with more than I think, lol.

First up is a cowl, pattern is 5th Avenue Infinity Scarf.  The yarn is some sort of 70% acrylic, 30% wool blend that I got at Zellers years ago, 4 - 100g skeins for $4.  Pretty cheap yarn, and it softens quite nicely when washed.  Details here.

I whipped up a Rikke Hat for myself out of some James C Brett Marble DK that was in my stash for 5-6 years now.  Details here.

Another Christmas gift, this is just a plain rolled brim chunky hat knit with Patons Shetland Chunky Tweeds in earthy brown.  Very simple pattern, I've used it many times for charity knitting, it's very quick, and it can be rolled double over the ears for added warmth.  Detail here tell how I make the adult version and the kids version.  (This one is adult.)

Another Christmas gift and another yarn that has been in my stash for even longer than the Marble DK, this is a Reversible Cabled Scarf  knit with Emu Superwash DK in navy.  I've got burgundy in the stash as well, and I think I'll make another one after New Years for the gift box.  I'm starting WAY early this year on my knitting for Christmas 2016, lol.  I already have several gifts planned.  Details on this scarf here.

Christmas socks as well, mens size 10 in Estelle Sockittome Heathers in dark green, the pattern is Vanilla Latte.  Details on all of these socks found here.

Ladies size 8, Dragonfly Socks, Lion Brand Sock Ease Solids in lollipop.

And the same pattern only a big pair, ladies size 8 as well, different recipient.

64st 3x1 ribbed socks in Patons Kroy coal for the cuff, heels, and toes, and spring leaf stripes for the rest, mens size 13.

Mens 3x1 work socks, size 12, Briggs & Little Tuffy in aran for the cuff, heels, and toes, some red mix for a stripe, and smoke for the main part of the sock.  

The last thing today is also a Christmas gift, felted slippers using this pattern and Patons Classic Wool in kimono.  Details here.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Surprise! Something else besides just socks.  Although there are socks in this post as well.

The new local yarn shop had a KAL for the Wurm Hat, something that had be in my to do list for several years.  I finally got one made, for me, modelled by one of the kids, the yarn is Diamond Luxury Collection Pure Wool Superwash.  I made the smallest size as my hats always seem to come out so big.  I only did 8 ridges as I ran out of yarn, but I find that was plenty of poof for my likings.  Ravelry details here.

I used some leftovers to make up some ankle socks for Christmas gifts.  Details here.

I do have a couple of other things finished but not photographed yet.  Not just socks, either, there's an infinity scarf, slippers, a hat.... but socks, too, lol.

Happy knitting!

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Surprise! More socks!  All three pairs are 60 stitch vanilla socks, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts,  knit on 2.5mm needles with Patons Kroy Sock Yarn, whether it be stripes, jacquard, solids, etc.  First up are a striped pair in rainbow stripes that I could in now way make totally match, so I got them as close as I could.  The cuffs are a little off, but I figured the rest of the sock was more important to match since the cuff is usually inside pant legs anyways.  Ravelry details here.

Next are a pair with solid Coal heels and toes, paired with spring leaf stripes.  Details here.

And the last ones are summer moss jacquard, details here.

I do have a hat finished, but I need some good pictures taken of it before I can post it.  For the next bit I hope to be concentrating on some Christmas gifts, so there should be more than just socks to see! lol

Happy knitting!