Sunday, September 30, 2007

FO sock!!!

Ok, I hunkered down and I finished the sock. It fits a little tight but it looks so great. I need to work on grafting the toe but My first sock is DONE!!! YEAH!!! Now off to cast on for its pair!

Saturday, September 29, 2007


Ok, not only did my yarn become a big mess and had to spend tons of time untangling but now I dropped a stitch four or five rows back and want to FROG the whole sock. I'm at the foot. Any help on how to pick up the stitch that far back?? Should I frog back to that row??

HELP!! I'm setting the sock aside before I start just RIPPING the whole thing to shreds instead of frog it. :)

Happy Knitting!! :)

EDIT!!!! I calmed down...did some research and picked the stitch up. This sock business has been a roller coaster but what's crazy is I'm still loving it!!

Sorry I'm crazy and thank you for the support.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Sock Wars!

I know I'm a new sock knitter but I had to get involved with this. Even if I get killed right off the get go at least I tried right?? You should all go check it out!!

Hope everyone is having a great day!! I'm off to work on the gusset and toe of my sock. :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

I turned the heel!!!

Not the greatest pictures because I messed up the settings on my camera. It's too late and I don't feel like fixing it now. :) Just wanted to show everyone that I turned the heel of my sock. I'm so excited. It was surprisingly easier than I though. I'm thinking this gusset part will be harder. I'll keep you posted. :)

Happy Knitting!!!

A contest......

I wanted to let all of you know that I am having a little contest at my other blog, knitinggal. Please stop by to enter for the fun prize. Thanks!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

First sock...second start.

Two weekends ago I bought some Sockotta yarn and cast on but I didn't like the feel or how it was coming out. There was a huge gap where the rounds connected. I decided I wanted to try another yarn. Long story about that one but I decided when I got my first package from Knit Picks to cast on with the lovely Essentials yarn in Tuscany Multi that came in the mail. :) I cast on last night and here is my progress. I'm in love with the yarn and for a start I think I'm doing ok. I'm nervous to get to the heel but I'm hoping to get some help when I get there. :)

Well off to softball...I'll post a pic when I get further along with my first sock. :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

OK, OK...

You convinced me. It's not a great start, but it's a start. Sorry about the blurriness but the second sock is cast one, started, and will be finished before I cast on a different pattern! Stay tuned.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

One Sock Finished!

Hi All! Thanks for the warm welcome when I posted the start of my first sock a few weeks ago! And sorry for ignoring the common question of what yarn I was knitting with for so long! It's been crazy busy and I kept forgetting to actually look at the ball band until recently.

Anyway...I finished sock #1!! I love it and it fits perfectly. I really like the colors and the pattern the yarn makes. Now...the yarn is Fortissima Socka mit Bambou in the colorway laub. That link gets you to a product page but frankly I haven't been able to track down a source to actually buy a skein of this yarn (I got it at my now LYS). This is a fingering weight yarn and is a wool/bamboo mix. I liked knitting with it but I don't have anything to compare it to. The pattern is simply a ribbed cuff with a stockinette body knit from the top down (I don't have the name of the pattern with me but I'll post more information once the second sock is done). I knitted with size 2 dpns. As I am new to the sock world, I don't have a clue what type of heel I did. It was a flap with a S1, P1 pattern on odd rows, S1, P across on even rows if that tells anyone anything :). I like the fit of the heel on my foot but again, I have nothing to compare it to at this point.

I hope to get the second sock done fairly quickly but we'll see. I'm going to try to not be one of those people who only does one sock of the pair...but wow, there are so many interesting patterns out there that it is tempting to cast on one of those first! Like look at that Monkey AllyB started! Such a great pattern and she's doing great on it! Tempting, tempting , tempting!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Monkey, new version

I decided I didn't care for the feel of the fabric that I created with the Opal Rainforest with size 2 needles. It resulted in a fabric too loosely knit which made for a very rough texture. Not what I would want to wear on my foot all day.

After some discussion with Jessica at City Knitting I decided to try another version with a size 1 and this yummy yarn. Here's what I've got so far...

2 repeats of the lace pattern - what do ya think?

It's difficult to get a good view of this pattern without a foot in it but with the dpn's it is difficult to try on, so a hand-held cuff will have to do for now.

I'm thinking that if I get this one done I won't feel so bad froggin the Opal sock. *sigh*

I picked up 2 skeins of this yarn at the Michigan Fiber Festival a couple weeks ago. The actual color is more pink than the picture shows but this gives you the general idea. It is by Gypsy Girl Creations and came from Stonebarn Fibers. The color is Ice Cream Sundae. It is fingering weight.

I'm going to try to get this knit up by the weekend...although it is salmon fishing season and we do have to prioritize a bit here, lol.

New Sock Knitter

I just wanted to say hi and let you all know I'm starting my socks soon. I joined this kal a couple weeks ago but hadn't started yet. I just was hoping that someone could share an easy starter sock pattern that I can work on. I've been looking around and nothing really inspired me. I'd love it if you could comment on what pattern you started with. I'm going this weekend to buy sock yarn. I've already been working on dpn's and cirs so that won't be new. :)

thank you for all your help. I'm excited to get started on my first sock.


Monday, September 3, 2007

Working on another sock.....

Started a sock pattern I have been meaning to try. It is from the book "Kids Knitting". I thought I would try it as a break from my other sock. I finished that sock and I was not happy with the grafting of the toe. You can see it is a bit pointy. So in order to make me feel better I started a 'fun" sock were you add one extra Stitch after you finish the ribbing and it creates a spiral effect. Plus you just keep decreasing at the toe until only 6 stitched left and then to pull in the ends and sew it closed. Someone on my other blog said to try a three needle bind off I will try this technique on the other sock. The Kitchener Stitch I always mess up no matter how slowly or carefully I do it! I will start back on my other sock right after I finish my dishcloth for Fall into Autumn.