Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hey! Where is everybody? This blog used to be very active. What happened? Am I the only one knitting socks from my stash? I find that hard to believe.

Calling all members! Lets get this going again? I'll start.

This past year I knitted 2 pairs of socks. Not as many as I have been known to make in the past. Mostly because my sock drawer is STUFFED so I'm waiting until I've worn a pair or two out. I designed a pair of socks for my son-in-law for Christmas. After I finished them I liked them so much I wrote up the pattern and posted it on my pattern blog.

Pattern: Ribes Jumeaux by Linda Jo Park

Size: Mens medium
Yarn: Knitivity Down Home Art Yarns Sock in Patina
Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Nylon
Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole in Navy Blue
Content: 70% Superwash Wool/30% Nylon.
Needles: Addi Turbo Circulars in size 2.
Cast on: November 18, 2012
Bound off: December 4, 2012

Comments: I think this has been in my stash for 3 years, but not sure. I loved working with it and I love the Patina colorway. I bought the Navy Blue to go with the Patina.

The second pair I made last January. Technically, the yarn wasn't in my stash. It was given to me by Ray of Knitivity yarns. I offered to write a sock pattern for his yarns and this is what he sent me.

Pattern: Blog Reader Special Socks by Linda Jo Park

Yarn: Knitivity Down Home Art Yarns Sock
Color: Blog Reader Special 8-April-11 #403
Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 3.
Size: Ladies Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: January 3, 2012
Bound off: February 1, 2012

Comments: I picked a slip stitch stitch pattern that I think goes well with variegated yarns. It is an easy pattern to memorize. These are knitted from the toe up. The yarn was nice to work with. I love the way it pooled on the feet. The pattern is available from Knitivity.

This last pair was knit at the end of 2011. 

Pattern: Wheat Rib Socks by Linda Jo Park.

Yarn: Fortissima Schoeller Esslinger by Schoeller Stahl (discontinued)
Color: #21
Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamid
Yarn: Trail Socks by Fleece Artist yarns
Color: Wine
Content: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Mens Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: August 1, 2011
Bound off: November 19, 2011

Comments:  The main yarn has been in my stash for at least 10 years (from the days when I had my yarn shop). I bought the red to go with the main color.

Again, I designed a pair of socks for my son-in-law. They were a nice challenge for me. I actually designed the stitch pattern I used which was kind of fun. I named it Wheat Rib. They are also the first pair of toe up socks I've designed. The pattern is on my pattern blog.

So, what socks have you knit from your stash?

Linda Jo  \\//

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Cenotes

I have finished another pair of socks. These ones are special because I designed them myself. I call them Cenotes Socks, named after the wonderful little freshwater lakes found on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Their waters are as blue as these socks.

Cenotes Socks

Pattern: Cenotes Socks by me.
Yarn: Summit Sock by Impulse of Delight
Color: Blueberry Skies
Content: 80% Merino wool/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Ladies Medium (size 8.5 shoe)
Cast on: October 16, 2010
Bound off: February 10, 2011

Comments:  I absolutely love these socks. I love the yarn, it's wonderful to work with. I love the color because it's so soothing to my winter weary eyes, and I love the stitch pattern. It's easy to memorize and looks great with a variegated yarn.

Even better? I've written up the pattern and posted it for free. You'll need to go to my pattern blog for the info on how to get it.   Beadknitter Patterns

Linda Jo
Beadknitter Gallery

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It was a Purple Summer

I made two pairs of socks during the summer, both of which I made for my friend Judy in return for her bead stash (I'm also obsessed with bead weaving with a needle). I entered them both in the North Idaho Fair and won blue ribbons.

She picked purple yarn for this pair.

Herringbone Rib for Judy

Knitting Socks With Handpainted YarnPattern: Herringbone Rib by Kristi Schueler from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn
Yarn: Berroco Sox
Color: 1452 Bonham
Content: 75% Wool/25% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: for Womans Size 9 shoe 
Cast on: July 6, 2010
Bound off: July 24, 2010 (in Indiana)

Comments: I love the stitch pattern in these socks. It is fun to knit. Be advised, though, that it is a yarn hogging stitch pattern. Make sure you have extra yarn, or don't knit the stitch pattern in the foot. In fact, even if you don't carry the stitch pattern into the foot, have extra yarn. The Berroco Sox is nice to knit with. There are more pics and details on my blog here: Judy's Herringbone Rib Socks

The second pair of socks for Judy are also purple. It's her favorite color.

Monkey Socks for Judy

Pattern: Monkey Socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: Fibranatura Yummy
Color: 41361 Purples
Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: for Womans Size 9 shoe 
Cast on: May 23, 2010
Bound off: July 5, 2010 (in Indiana)

Comments: I love this pattern, I love the yarn. Judy loves the socks. Can't be better than that. I finished these socks while driving through Indiana on our vacation.

Have a nice evening.\\//

Linda Jo
Beadknitter Gallery

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Yes, ladies I've finally finishe a pair of socks. Its been a whole year and all I've knitted in that time has been washcloths. ;D
Pattern ~ Not Pedestrian Peds
Yarn ~ Trekking XXL #135
Needles ~ KnitPicks 3s

Monday, April 26, 2010

Quick And Easy April Socks

April brought me many hours waiting in waiting rooms. Such is life sometimes. I needed to knit the hours away, but did not want a pattern that called for a lot of concentration. The yarn is Berocco Sox 1427, the pattern is Cat Bordhi's socks on circulars. A quick knit that helped me relax and get through some down time. The yarn is busy enough to keep me entertained.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Catchin' Up

Wow! Am I the only one left doing this Socks from Stash thing? That's so sad. And I haven't been doing it all that well. I'm not knitting a pair of socks a month. My knitting time is not what it was last year, or the year before. But I am still continuously knitting socks. They're just taking longer to get done.

Since my last post I've finished 2 pair.

Little Cables for Frank

Pattern: Little Cables Socks by me
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Solid
Color: Chocolate
Content: 80% Superwash wool/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Mens Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: November 22, 2009
Bound off: December 8, 2009

I made them for my new son-in-law for Christmas. He loves my hand knit socks. I have written up this pattern and have it available for free on my pattern blog. More info on my blog.

My most recently finished pair

Pattern: 4x2 Garter Rib by me
Yarn: On Your Toes Bamboo
by S.R. Kertzer
Color: Iris Print
Content: 75% Bamboo/25% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Ladies Medium (size 8.5 shoe)
Cast on: August 4, 2009
Bound off: March 1, 2010

More info on my blog.

Have a good day.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Citrus Yellow Bayerische Socks

Hello Hello? Anyone out there? Wow, we've been quiet here lately.

I haven't posted for months buts that's because I haven't finished a pair of socks since, well, months ago. Anyway, I finished a pair today using yarn from my stash that I got about 3 years or so ago. I started the socks a year ago, frogged them, started again, frogged them. It all finally started going right in July when I cast on again. I think the fact my daughter got married in June and I had wedding stuff to work on put a serious cramp in my sock knitting mojo. Anyway, I'm glad they're finally done. I'm gonna have the brightest feet the west side of the Mississippi. LOL!

Pattern: Bayerische by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn
Color: Citrus
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 1.
Size: Ladies Medium (9 to 10 inch foot)
Cast on: July 23, 2009
Bound off: November 19, 2009

More info on my blog.

Have a great day.

Linda Jo