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.