Tuesday, August 28, 2012


The past week has held a lot of finishing!

First, I quickly knit a Dalek for my coworker:


Yarn: Cascade Heathers in 2453 and 4002
Started: 8/12/12
Finished: 8/22/12

Then I put the finishing touches on these socks, which I started far too long ago!


Pattern: (Black)hearted by me!
Yarn: Shibui Knits Sock in Blossom
Started: 2/18/12
Finished: 8/24/12

And, of course, I had to finish my cowl for the Purlygirls Cowl Swap!


Pattern: Modish Cowl
Yarn: Ultra Alpaca
Started: 7/12/12
Finished: 8/26/12

Plus I squeezed in a little bit of time to work with my CSM. I did some fiddling to get the ribber to work (had to adjust the height and timing) and made a scrap tube with one purled stitch. Since I didn't feel quite ready to make ribbing on my first socks, I decided to do a hem top, since hanging a hem seemed pretty easy, and it was!

Very First CSM Sock!!!

It was a little more tricky to switch from the finished toe back to waste yarn, and for some reason I dropped several stitches trying. But I was able to do a couple quick cranks with waste yarn, and then pick the stitches up while getting ready to graft on knitting needles. And so I completed my very first sock successfully! Unfortunately I think the 72 stitch cylinder is going to be too large to make socks for me. I'll grab some of my slightly heavier yarn and try the 54 stitch cylinder next time!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Big Pink Socks

A while back my friend Monica was talking about how she had a bunch of shawlettes she didn't wear. She has quite a few, and these were just not quite what she wanted for various reasons. One of them was a lovely Akimbo in colors I quite liked:

 (That's her picture.)

So we arranged a little trade. She would give me her lovely shawlette, and I would knit her some socks. Like most people I know, Monica has bigger feet than I do, but not like most people she wears a size 12. She's tall, it makes sense. But it meant that I was knitting probably my biggest pair of socks ever.

The socks went with me on many outings and adventures.

Still Life of Knitting with Cupcake

They went on a cupcake and coffee date with a friend, and on another coffee and knitting date with some other friends where we were all knitting pink things!

Only pink knitting allowed!

They went to Stitch & Pitch!

Stitch & Pitch!

They went to the Skacel party, which was really awesome, and Monica and I took a picture of us being Addi needles with the socks:

Monica and I are Addis!

And then, finally, they were done!

Pattern: Monkey by Cookie A
Yarn: Yarntini in Flirtini
Started: 5/19/12
Finished: 8/11/12

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

    To check out:

    Sophie's Toes
    The Spinning Bunny Yarns BFL

WIPs and FOs