Monday, July 24, 2006


I have been knitting baby sweaters for charity lately, as well as going to Quilt Camp, and have gotten behind on the sock knitting. I just looked at all the pictures and posts since I have visited this blog, and I am SOOOO impressed. Everyone's socks are so beautiful. I have lots of sock yarn, and hundreds ( not much of an exaggeration) of knitting needles, so I have no excuses. I mean, heck, even if I knit socks from this book for CIC, I will still be knitting socks, right? So I better go finish one more baby sweater and get back to knitting socks.

AJ in AZ

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Ridged Feather - one down, one to go

Here is my version of the Ridged Feather socks:
Ridged Feather

I modified the pattern from 11 sts to 8 stitches, which worked, but I had to fiddle with the centering of the pattern down the foot, etc. I did the forethought heel and it worked, but it was too much juggling with the provisional cast on and joining into the round, especially with small needles. For the 2nd sock I plan on doing the afterthought heel, then I will be able to compare techniques.

It is my best fitting sock so far.

Feel free to visit ZenKnit for more details.


Basket Weave Rib

Shamrock Basket Weave Rib Socks

Pattern: Basket Weave Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns by Dani in Shamrock
Needle: KnitPicks size 1 dpns
Start Date: July 8, 2006
Finish Date: July 17, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Openwork Rib

Openwork Rib Socks

Pattern is the openwork rib and the yarn is the always lovely Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Bittersweet. More details on my blog. I really love these socks and the book!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Bluebell Rib

Hi Everyone,
I just signed up for this knitalong, but I've already knit a couple patterns from the book.

Here are the Bluebell Rib socks I knit in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock mediumweight. The color is Fairgrounds (it's from the Rockin' sock club). The pattern seems to have come out upside down from how it is pictured in the book, but I love these socks still!

I'll post the other socks I just finished and some others I'm working on now once I get some pictures taken. It's been fun seeing all the neat socks everyone is knitting from this terrific book.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Chevron In Opal

It's been so long since I posted a sock from this book. Here is a sock I've started for my sister. We usually keep it a secret till we exchange socks but she showed me my sock today (her own design, I feel so special), so I showed her hers. I'm knitting the Chevron pattern in Opal Dreamcatcher. Can't remember the color # right now, but it is looking lovely. And I love the way the yarn matches my couch! How freaky is that!! Must keep knitting, I'm on a deadline.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Willow Buds the Whimpy Way

I knit up the Willow Bud socks. Here they are:

Yes, there are willow buds in there - right at the top after the ribbing. More on my blog at ZenKnit.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Oriel finished

Finished Oriel Socks

Finished Oriel Socks

More photos can be seen on my blog.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Advice needed

I've started the Chevron pattern for self-striping socks and need to do the heel. This is my first experience using a provisional caston. I made the inplace afterthought heel, but had an awful time releasing the provisional caston and picking up the stitches so that I could continue on with the rest of the foot. I ended up frogging the heel, and thankfully, was able to save the loops so I didn't end up having to frog the whole sock! Now my I dare try to do this heel again or try something different for the heel? What would you all suggest???? If I should do a different heelflap/heel what would you suggest??? I'm feeling as though if I should try the same heel again and fail, that I'll want to frog the whole sock. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

Baby Cable Ribs

Here are my first pair of socks from SKS, the baby cable rib. I used Bernat Sox color Jazz hot. I was initially disappointed in that even though I started the second sock in the same color pattern spot, the socks weren't coming out identical, but then someone told me that once complete, while not identical they would still look like they belonged together. She was right. My daughter put them on so I could take a picture to share and she said they were quite comfy and if it wasn't so hot out, she'd keep them on.......good thing it's hot out or I might never have seen them again LOL.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Another Oriel

I got inspired by the earlier post about an Oriel sock in multi-colored yarn and thought I'd give it a try myself. I think the other poster's yarn choice is going to be more successful than this mine, because hers was higher contrast. Even though that's counterintuitive for lace, it really worked for her sock! But I'm hoping that mine will turn out all right as well. :)

I've tried the sock on my arm just to see what the lace looks like stretched out. I'm a little nonplussed at how bumpy it is. Do you think this will even and flatten out once I've worn them and washed them the first time? I really don't want to have to buy or make sock blockers unless it's necessary. These are my first lace socks, so I wasn't sure what people normally did for this. Thanks!