Friday, August 29, 2008

Finished BareNakedLacy socks

Here are my finished socks for August: BareNakedLacy, knit with TOFUtsies. The first sock took 3 1/2 weeks to knit, the mate: 4 days!.

I have this much yarn leftover, probably 1/2 the skein, I don't have a scale to weigh it. Would anyone like it? The colors are black, gold and burgundy.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Water Nymphs

I call these my Water Nymph socks because that's the name of the color.

Pattern: Summer 2008 Socks by Wendy Johnson
Yarn: HL Miller Cheeky Monkey Sock Yarn in Water Nymph
Needles: Two size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circulars
Cast On: July 28, 2008
Completed: August 24, 2008

I do not know why it took so long for me to make these.

Linda Jo

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Redo of February Socks in August

My February socks were just tooooo big! I'm so glad I frogged them and made these, which fit just right and are fun to wear. The yarn is Regia Cotton Surf color; the pattern, Caryn Lantz's "Simple Socks for Ladies on Two Circular Needles." Yes, they're simple and comfy socks, made on size 1 circs. In fact, my next pair looks much like them, just a different color.
Congratulations to all you diligent knitters who have kept knitting!

Friday, August 15, 2008

I need your help!

Dear Fellow Sockists,

I would like to knit a pair of socks for my 9 year-old nephew for his birthday, but all I have is his shoe size (US kid 1 or 1-1/2, or European/French 32, rather narrow). Would any of you have either a kid handy to measure or a chart containing the following information: circumference at the ball of the foot, foot length from heel to toe, and toe length? In return, I promise my eternal gratitude!

Thank you in advance...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

June socks in August

My husband's June birthday stash socks are finished... in August!

But he has been chuckling ever since he tried them on, so I think I am forgiven.

Crosswalker pattern(Ravelry link), OnLine Supersocke sport stripe yarn, 2.25mm needles. An 80-stitch cast-on makes a good-fitting man sock which is, however, quite hard to pull on over the instep. I would add a few more stitches if I was to knit them again.

July socks? Too late now. But my August socks are looking good!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

On a roll..............

Here is my 3rd pair of stash socks for July:
Bulky Cascade Fixation

Friday, August 1, 2008

Edamame in July

These socks were knit in the boingiest yarn I have ever used: Soxx Appeal. It is even boingier than Knitpicks' Risata. I hated knitting with it but love the result, as these nicely hug my feet and legs all the way to the knee. I used one ball per sock, toe-up, stitch from my trusted book, and a funny curly bind-off which I have had no success photographing.
Now, I have to confess (although I still can't feel bad about it): I bought more yarn, so soft, so warm, so gorgeous you would eat it. At least, I mixed it with the rest of the stash to remain true to the rule of this KAL. But, dudes, that required some serious willpower!