Monday, November 26, 2007

First Hedera Done!

(also posted on my blog)

Yes, I finally finished the first Hedera sock. I had trouble with the lace pattern in the beginning and I think that put some bad vibes into the yarn and kept me from working on it as much as I should have. (Bad vibes? Did I really say that?) Anywho, the sock is done and it fits wonderfully, I can't wait for the second one to be done so I can wear these babies!

The yarn is Crystal Palace's Maizy (82% Corn Fiber - 18% elastic nylon), the fabric feels great and it was nice to work with except when it came time to kitchner the toe. Oh how the yarn fought me! But I still love this yarn and will be continuing to collect it and pack it in the sock yarn box like a squirrel. Oooh, and there are going to be some new colors for Spring, I'm really excited about "stormy purple" and "earth."

Monday, November 19, 2007


I made the twinkletoes - I needed some new slippers and I happened to have some leftover black yarn - you don't even need a whole skein for this pattern.

It was fun and easy and I had a new pair of slippers in an evening...

My only changes were to add a little triangle of stitches to the strap...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

They DON'T Need To Match

If someone says that socks need to match, they are wrong. I knit these with my favourite cheap acrylic yarn Satu with 4mm needles. My pathetic little "balcony" (basicly just a door ventilate my apartment) is for some reason my favourite place to photograph socks.

Pretty cool pajama pants, aren't they? I bought them for myself as a birthday present. There are bats in them, and the eyes and teeth of the bats glow in the dark. Sweeeet!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Cascade Elite cotton socks!

I received a lovely skein of colorgrown Cascade Elite Nature's Palette cotton from Ellie along with a pattern for a lace rib sock, and lovely Brittany needles. I normally prefer to use two circs but this time I decided to use all the materials she'd given me (including lovely sock stitch markers) and follow the pattern exactly. I'm onto the foot of the first sock and I love how the rib lace looks.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

First ever Toe-Up Heel

I turned the heel on my first toe up sock and I think it's a pretty neat heel - I'm really happy with it and this soft comfy cotton yarn too...

I think I'm going to have plenty of yarn for this sock and it's mate - I wish I had done the Monkey's as toe up socks - then they could have been a shorter version and all matched. Oh well...