Tuesday, May 22, 2007


My camera died just as I joined this KAL... typical!

So no photos of my beautiful Lilac Socks :(.

Luckily my husband has a camera in his mobile, so here are at least some pictures.

These were for my dear Granny, for her birthday!

Thuja-socks from Knitty and...

... and the pattern for these is here. (Sorry, only in Finnish). I love the "jaywalkerish" feeling of these socks, but still there are differences. For example the yarn-overs create a nice lacy-like look in these socks.
So three pairs so far!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

4th pair for Spring

Finished my fourth pair of socks for Spring. The yarn is Orange You Glad colorway from Doodlebirds Creations . The pattern is Michele Wymans's Twinkle Toes Socks for kids and adults from Effectiveness by design .

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sock update

The basic black ribbed cashsoft socks for DH are done. The thing that made them semi interesting is that they were done with a widdershins type heel - toe up and with heel flap that is in exactly the same place as it would be if done toe down. The pink ones (meant to be worn with the lacy cuff down) are from Favorite Socks.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Two More Pairs

Two more pairs done. Thirassia done with Panda Wool in the Baby Blues colorway. I really loved working with Panda Wool. Hope it wears well. I want more.

Monkeys, done with Sunshine Yarns Fresh colorway from the Spring sock club yarn.

Pairs 3 and 4

I've finished up two more pairs, this time with bamboo blend yarns.
Here's Pomotamus in Regia's yarn:

And Roza (Interweave Knits, Spring '07) in Online's version:

In summary, my 4 (pairs of) Socks for Spring:
I'm open to suggestions for summer sock patterns/yarns. In the meantime, I'll be knitting up some baby gifts and dreaming about lace knitting.

Friday, May 11, 2007

2 pair and an Intro

I haven't introduced myself yet. I'm Shannan. I've been knitting socks for a little over a year now. I've completed 2 pair so far for the Spring Season and I'm working my way down the second sock of my 3rd pair now. Here are pics of my first 2 pair.

Watermelon Tourmaline Socks
Pattern - my usual top down with Eye of Partridge heel flap and kitchenered toes
Stitch Pattern - Stansfield #11 from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn - Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that Rock Mediumweight in Watermelon Tourmaline
Needles & Gauge - Size 2 DPNs, 7 st/in

April Socktopia Socks
Pattern - Oak Ribbed Socks, from Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn - Opal Pettcoat, color #1297
Needles & Gauge - Size 1 DPNs, 9 st/in

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

3rd pair done

Here is my third pair for Spring. The yarn is Beatrice colorway from Clovenpine . The pattern is Michele Wyman's Wandering Wilderberry Cuffed Socks for kids and adults. I picked the pattern up at Capital Yarns LYS, but here is the website listed on the pattern Effectiveness by design.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

My 3rd and 4th pair are ready.

These are sneakers (Opal Petticoat) for my eldest GD and Zebrasocks (Opal Rainwoodcollektion) for my eldest GS. Both pairs are knitted toe-up. Now I can go on with new projects.....I still have 3 pair of socks OTN.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Socks, socks, socks

I should take pictures more often. The Lilac socks are done. The DH's lozenge pattern socks-that-I-despised making (that trekking yarn looks great in sunlight but in the house was a really hard color to knit) have one complete, one just needs kitchnering. The black toe up cashsoft socks are both on the cuff, the red ones will probably wind up in the frog pond and I am playing with the pink one.
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