Saturday, December 08, 2012

Sock Parade!

I've been slacking a little on posting my No Repeat December socks, so here are several:

Day 3:

Day 3: Dye Dreams yarn I bought, Blackhearted knit by Cathy, felted so they fit me! #norepeatdec

I bought this yarn for my friend Cathy for her birthday when we were at SPA in Maine. She knit my (Black)hearted pattern, but after an unfortunate felting incident the socks didn't fit her... but they fit me, so they've come full circle.

Day 4:

Day 4: Swap socks! Probably Sockotta, not sure what pattern. #norepeatdec

I got these in a swap, the yarn is Sockotta and the pattern was designed by my swap partner, she called it Jersey Riptide.

Day 5:

#norepeatdec Day 5: plain socks in Mini Mochi - the stripes started out the same, but yarn weirdness means they don't match

Hey, socks I actually knit! Plain ones in Mini Mochi.

Day 6:

By request, red socks! #norepeatdec Day 6: the sample for my pattern Garnish in Yarntini.

Cara was making fun of all my blue-ish socks, and she requested red ones. These are the pattern sample for my free pattern, Garnish!

Day 7:

#norepeatdec Day 7: plain socks knit from my first skein of Trekking XXL, a gift from my mom

A plain pair in my very first skein of Trekking XXL, a gift from my mom. (I knit a pair in Trekking before this, but that was from someone else's yarn, and made for that person.)

Day 8:

#norepeatdec Day 8: Regia Nation Color rainbow socks!

And today, my Regia Nation Color rainbow socks. Yes, I should have broken these out Thursday for the first official day of marriage equality in WA, but they were drying after I did sock laundry. Oh well, I am all for rainbows (and marriage equality) every day!

Sunday, December 02, 2012


Today, I wore a pair of plain ol' stripey socks:

Day 2: plain socks in Vesper #norepeatdec

These Vesper socks were the project I worked on in 2008 while moving cross-country from Boston to Seattle in a UHaul, and were finished shortly after arriving. They've held up pretty well!

I also finally got around to a task I had been putting off - I finished my Zauberball shawl while at Rhinebeck - and even wore it in its unblocked unsightly state! Upon arriving home I planned to block it, but couldn't find my blocking pins, the consequences of moving. Eventually I gave up and bought some more.


I think it's going to look much better when it's nicely blocked. :)

Saturday, December 01, 2012

No Repeat December

This month, I'll be trying to wear and photograph a different pair of handknit socks each day. The idea is from my friend, and fellow Purlygirl, Jessica of Rose-Kim Knits.

Today we'll start off with a lovely pair of Conwy socks in J Knits yarn, knit for me by my lovely friend Cathy back in 2009! I thought this was part of the BFF sock swap, but now that I check the historical record (aka blog) I see that she just sent me these socks because she's really nice, I guess!

#norepeatdec Day 1: Conwy socks in Jknits yarn, knit for me by my friend Cathy

Nice socks, huh?

So, I'm thinking about posting these each day along with any sharable news about my knitting. With so much secret knitting going on I haven't had much to post lately. What do you think?

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