Thursday, February 19, 2009

Socks, Socks Everywhere

The sock knitting has continued in full force these past few days, even though I've been hopping between states and without internet for quite a bit of that time.

Early in the morning of February 14th I finished my Space Dust Diamondy twin socks:


Pattern: Diamondy
Yarn: Socks That Rock Lightweight in Space Dust
Needles: 2.25mm
Started: 1/27/09
Finished: 2/14/09
Miles: .18 (-10% because they were started before the beginning of the Sock Marathon)
Total Marathon Miles: .41

I seem to have a bit of an obsession with knitting Valentine's Day socks. I'm not even all that fond of Valentine's Day, though this year I made valentines with my little sister and sent them to the yarners.

I wanted to knit my (Black)hearted pattern since it was one of this month's choices for the Thrifty Knitters Sock Club on Ravelry, but I wanted to mix it up a bit so I did these ones with beads.


They're my first socks with beads, and I think they turned out great! (forgive the bad finished photo, I'm not with my sock blockers and it's dark outside)


Pattern: (Black)hearted
Yarn: Stitch Jones in Secret Touch
Needles: 2.25mm
Started: 2/14/09
Finished: 2/18/09
Miles: .24
Total Marathon Miles: .65

I found this yarn when visiting Twisted in Portland, and had to buy it. I claim not to like pink, but I was drawn to this very-Valentine-y colorway, and I had to have it despite the fairly frightening name.

The yarn was quite thin, but made a very nice fabric on size 1 needles. It's extremely soft but didn't fuzz much even with the beads dragging on it. The dyeing was really nice - two very distinct shades of pink, red, and a bit of white - and there was hardly any bleeding of the red / pink into the very-white white. I'm wondering what the base yarn is, most of the yarns I've seen are more of a natural white.

Also, I've been meaning to show this adorable button that one of my Salem knitting buds, Snarfy, made for me:


Hopefully I'll be back in a few days with even more finished socks!

Listening to: Holding On for Brighter Days ~ 27, The Love Song ~ Marilyn Manson


Blogger Nell said...

Great button! I love it!!

11:42 AM  

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Sock Yarn

    A quest to use sock yarns:

    Yarns I've had:
    * means I really liked it

    4-ply Soft
    A Piece of Vermont*
    Artyarns Supermerino*
    Austermann Step
    BMFA Sock Candy*
    Black Bunny Fibers*
    Brown Sheep Naturespun Sport
    Chinese Mystery sock yarn
    Claudia's Handpaints
    Conjoined Creations Flat Feet
    Crystal Palace Maizy
    CTH Supersock
    Dicentra Designs
    Dorchester Farms
    Fearless Fibers
    Gloss (KP)
    Interlacements Beibi Seda
    Interlacements Tiny Toes
    Interlacements Toasty Toes
    Jarbo Raggi
    Jojoland Melody
    Kona Superwash
    KP Essential
    KP Merino
    KP Palette
    Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock*
    Macek Designs
    Magic Stripes
    Mega Boots Stretch
    Nature's Palette
    Noro Kureyon Sock
    Panda Cotton
    Paton's Kroy*
    Peru DK
    Peruvian Quechua
    Regia Bamboo*
    Regia Cotton
    Regia Strato*
    Ruby Sapphire
    Socks That Rock*
    Star (Classic Elite)
    Stitch Jones
    Sunshine Yarns*
    Three Fates Cauldron Sock*
    Wool Ease
    Yarn Pirate*

    In Progress:

    Perchance to Knit
    Yarns in the stash:

    All Things Heather
    Ancient Threads
    Apple Laine
    Araucania Ranco
    Artyarns Ultramerino
    Autumn House Farm
    Baby Ull
    Ball and Skein
    Baywood Yarns
    Bearfoot (Mountain Colors)
    Briar Rose Fibers
    Brooklyn Handspun
    Cavyshops Handpaint
    C*eye*ber Fiber
    Cervinia Calzetteria
    CTH Superglitz
    Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks
    Chewy Spaghetti
    Classic Elite Alpaca Sox
    Colinette Cadenza
    Colinette Jitterbug
    Country Classic Yarn for Sox
    Crash Into Ewe
    Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop
    Curious Yarns
    Done Roving
    Dream in Color
    Duet (A Swell Yarn Shop)
    Dye Dreams
    Ellen's Half Pint Farm
    End of the World Farm
    Fashion Trend Sportivo
    The Fiber Denn
    Fleece Artist
    The Flock Bransonas
    French Hill Farm
    Froehlich Blauband
    Gjestal Silja
    Great Adirondack Soxie
    Greenwood Fiberworks
    Jaeger Matchmaker
    Jarbo Mini Raggi
    Jawoll Cotton
    Just Our Yarn
    Knit Purl Natural Collection
    Kona Superwash
    KP Dancing
    KP Essential Tweed
    Lime & Violet
    Lisa Souza
    Louet Gems Pearl
    Mama Llama
    Merlin the Cat
    Meilenweit Cotton
    Meilenweit Trend
    Mind's Eye Merino/Tencel
    Mirasol Hacho
    Misty Mountain Farm
    The Natural Dye Studio
    Neighborhood Fiber Company
    Over the Rainbow Twinkletoes
    Pigeon Roof Studios
    Pine Woods
    Posh Yarn Lucia
    Prism Saki
    Pucker Brush Farm
    Regia Surf
    Reynolds Swizzle
    Reynolds Soft Sea Wool
    Rio De La Plata
    Royale Hare
    Roz Houseknecht
    Schaefer Anne
    Scout's Swag
    Sheep Shop Wensleydale
    Shelridge Farm
    Sockenwolle Unipo
    Spirit Trail Fiberworks
    Spunky Eclectic
    Steinbach Wolle Sockenwolle
    Sundara Yarn
    Tess Designer Yarns
    The Unique Sheep
    Universal Ditto
    Valley Yarns Franklin
    vanCalcar Acres
    White Oak Studio tvyarn
    Wisdom Yarns Marathon
    Wool in the Woods
    The Woolen Rabbit
    Yarn Botanika Radiance
    Ysolda Yarn
    Zen Yarn Garden

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    Sophie's Toes
    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

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