Monday, July 30, 2007

Monkey Business

Ola! I've got about 6 rows done on the first Monkey cuff. He's been languishing in the knitting box for about a week waiting for the Peach Freeze Top to get finished. I'm thinking Peachy should be done by tomorrow evening and then the Monkey can get rockin. I'll be working the Monkey with 2 size 2 Knit Picks circs. I definitely prefer the 2 circ method of sock making to the dpn method. The circs help me avoid the "ladder" in the transition and I don't tend to drop them at every opportunity. And besides, I just like knitting everything better on circs. I use my size 7 circs to make dish cloths. Just seems easier for me...I can hang my little counter on the cable and as it slides over the cable it reminds me to click it after every row. For some reason I can totally ignore the counter that sits on the table or the one at the end of my straight needle. Must be a Have a great day! I have to actually do some work now...the invoices are stacking up on the printer and I better move them to the pile on the table...hee...not a lot of brain power being expended today!

Anyone cast on?

Anyone? Anyone? I have 2 projects I MUST finish before I can start another. I'm setting a deadline for myself for Friday. :)

Friday, July 27, 2007

Ready.... Set....... SOCKS!!

I'm getting excited to start kniting my first EVER pair of socks. So excited, in fact, that I have my little sock pouch all set up and ready to go. Not that I won't change my mind about what yarn to use between now and the time that I actually begin, but seeing my stuff all set up and looking so professional-like makes me feel like a true sock knitter!! Woo Hoo!

I just bought this little pouch a week ago, and that was the first time I'd seen one. It's made to be carried over the wrist so you can knit as you go: waiting room, public transportation, walking, and so on! Pretty nifty, really. That way, your yarn can't "get away" from you, especially when you're in a place with an "undesirable" floor. Yuck!

So guys, when should we start? What is your "cast on" date? Have you chosen a pattern yet? I still have to do that.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Alana's son made a great button, but I can't get it to open in a graphics program. Bummer.
Here's what I came up with.

Hulloooo, Thanks for Having Me!

Greetings! It's me, AllyB! Glad to be with you.

Hey, Cass...really I'm not stalking you...really, although I did hear about this KAL on your blog. :-) Thank you for the tip!

It makes me all jiggly to think I'm in on this at the beginning. *giggling*

This sock KAL sounds like fun and I have a super cool yarn, Opal Caterpillar, to make a pair of Monkeys with so thanks for letting me join the party. I'm pretty excited about participating in my first KAL! I've made a few socks already but could certainly use some practice and motivation from others.

Let's have some fun!


We need a button - I have no clue...Alana? Cass?

YAY for Socks!

I'm so excited to finally get into sock knitting. I've put it off as long as possible, but it was inevitable.

Here's some sock patterns I've collected:
I have a ton of Cascade Fixation, so I like these:
Ankle Socks
Diagonal Fixation
Here's a PDF for Easy Worsted Weight Socks.
Here's a site that teaches 2 Socks on 2 Circs.
Crew Socks pattern.
56 Stitch 56 Row socks pattern.
Mom's Fast Florida Footies pattern.

Alaina, are you going to use DPs or Circs?

Saturday, July 21, 2007

An easy sock pattern

I found this pattern on the internet and I used it for the one and only pair that I have made - thought I would throw it out here as an option:

Janis's Sock Pattern

I found it really easy to knit up...