Thursday, July 24, 2008

Spring Forward Socks WIP shot

I'm using Panda Cotton Print in "rosebud" a lovely mixture of white, light pink, and peach. I'm about to start the heel. I'm using size 1 1/2 US (2.5 mm) Addi Turbo circulars.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mossinette Socks


Hello again fellow sock knitters! Just a quick post to let you know about the socks in the picture above, they are the Mossinette Socks that I designed for Knit Pink, a new site that sells pattern pdfs and donates the profits to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. They are knit from 2 skeins of Crystal Palace's Panda Cotton in the Rosewater colorway on US size 1.5 (2.5mm) needles.


Here's the Ravelry Link.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Spring Forward KAL and Contest!

It's contest time once again in the land of Vegan Socks! I was hoping to get this started at the first of this month, but I had a little vacation that I just got back from. Anywho, here are the details:

1. To enter, knit a pair (or just one) of Spring Forward socks by Linda Welch in any vegan sock yarn. For every sock you complete, you will recieve one entry into the contest. So if you finish a whole pair, you get 2 entries.

2. For your entry to count, please post pictures of your sock(s) to this blog and/or to the Ravelry group.

3. Prizes still aren't locked down yet, but the winner will recieve at least 2 skeins of vegan sock yarn. Other prizes will be announced later.

4. The deadline will be in about one month, August 15, 2008.

Also, please progress shots here on the blog, it's fun to see how everyone is doing!


Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bamboozled Anklets

Well, I can't show you the pretty socks I knit while I was at the lake yet, it's the test pattern for the Knitters for Knockers - you can read more about it here and here It's a great (and very pretty) pattern and I hope everyone will donate and knit a pair. But remember the pretty hand dyed Bamboo yarn from Poppy Flower Fibers. The Man-Cub and I stretched it all out in the hotel hallway (that was a funny sight - I'm sure) so that I could divide it into two equal balls. I just made a really simple pair of toe up anklets using 60 stitches on size 2 needles. I started out with a pretty lace stitch that I found in one of my pattern books - but I pretty quickly decided against that and went back to just plain stockinette stitch as that seemed to show off the pretty hand dyed yarn the best.

I love them - they're soft and silky and just a little bit shiny.