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

Friday, July 3, 2009

Moving right along....

I finished my socks just in the nick of time for the Cookie KAL this month. Oh the pressure!
I don't usually do stuff like that but the lure of winning sock yarn was just too much. (not that I need anymore)
Alas, I did not win, but I have another pair of socks.
Pattern: Sunshine by Cookie A.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces 2--50g balls of Sunshine (how appropriate)
Needles: 2.5mm dpns
I did do mods though. I cast on 72 sts and did K2P2 rib which flowed right into the pattern perfectly. I kept the pattern at 72 sts through the whole sock. Cookie's pattern has you cast on 60st, with a K2 P2 K1 P1 rib then increase to 80sts for the cable pattern.
Way too big for me. So keeping to the 72st worked fine, and decreasing at the toe to 32 across the final cable was perfect.
All in all a lovely pattern.



Hi everyone! I haven't posted much here, but I don't really knit as many socks anymore as I thought I would. But I did just finish these beauties from my stash:

mom's jaywalkers

This is of course the Jaywalker pattern in Serenity sock yarn, which I found at Joann's while shopping with my mom. It is wool, nylon, and bamboo, and is part of the Deborah Norville yarn collection. She also has sport weight, worsted, and chunky, but they all seem to be acrylic/nylon blends. The sock yarn is the only wool blend in the collection. I thought it was funny that she's got her own yarn line too! I didn't know she was into knitting and crochet a la Vanna White. Those of you who may know her name but be fuzzy on 'from where' can investigate more at her official website. She's a tv presenter/'journalist'.

Anyway, I wanted to make socks for my mom, but she lives in Florida, so wool socks are not really necessary or desirable. In fact, the only modification I made to the pattern was to make the cuff only 5" rather than 7" because shorter socks are better for that climate. I also have some cotton yarn in the stash, which I'll use later, but this Serenity stuff is super-light, and really soft. It splits, but I love how muted the colors are. Even in the darker colorways which you can see at the link above, are all really muted and soft.

mom's socks 2

Anyway, the socks fit her and she loved them. I definitely am joining the ranks of the thousands of people who love this pattern and I'm sure this won't be the last time I knit it, since I still have tons of self-striping sock yarn in the stash, and was getting burned out with just knitting plain stockinette socks.

mom's socks

Monday, June 8, 2009


Pomotomus by Cookie A.
These were definitely and experience.

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

February Socks Finished

Yarn: Panda Cotton by Chrystal Palace
Colorway: Blueberries/Grapes

Bamboo/cotton blend, that I wasn't thrilled to knit with, but I like the colorway. Now that they are done, I'm happy I knitted them.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Been awhile ;)

Yup its been at least 6 months since I last posted. I hadn't finished anything since then either LOL. I started a pair in July and only finished the 1st sock but I've managed to finish the 2nd and another pair since then. ;)

Here they are both made using Drops Fabel:

Da Boy's socks started in July
For a dear friend
Dawn ;)

Monday, January 26, 2009

First pair...

My first pair for 2009!
Easy, peasy!

Pattern: My 3-1 rib Boot Sock
Yarn: 100% Alpaca (locally spun)
Needles: 3.5mm

I needed a quick fix, after knitting the coat from *&%#@!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

January Socks

I think I started these about 2 months ago. But with Christmas knitting, I had a layover in Sweaterville and Scarftown on my way to finishing them.
Pattern: Monkey(without the purls) by Cookie A.
Yarn: Enchanted Knoll Farm sock yarn
Colorway: Wood Elves

Who else is excited about Cookie A. coming out with a sock book??

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

December Socks posted late and the beginning of January Socks

I finished my Here We Go Steelers! Socks on December 27 just in time to have them ready to wear for the final regular season game and the playoffs.
Pattern: Judy's Magic Cast-on and Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock Pattern
Yarn: Claudia Handpaints, Colorway Steelers, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 2 32" Knitpicks fixed circulars to knit sock and Size 10.5 Knitpicks Options to bind-off.
Notes: Given that the Steelers have won the two games they've played since I knit these socks, I consider them to be a very successful knit.
I cast-on this Sunday morning for my January socks with some Noro Kureyon Sock that I had in my stash.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Yellow Stash

Now that the Christmas knitting season is over and done, I am getting back to the sock knitting. I have chosen the next victim from the stash. This is a skein of Fearless Fibers 100% Superwash Merino Wool in the Citrus colorway.

I'm making a pair of Bayerische socks. I've done so much easy knitting this past year. It's time to challenge myself a bit, and knit up to my skill level. This is how the first sock looks, so far.

Happy New Year everybody!

Linda Jo
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