Monday, October 20, 2008

4 Pairs of Socks in 5 Days

I've been in a bit of a knitting frenzy. It all started from 2 innocent skeins of Novita santorini yarn
3 Times Santorini
Yeah.. First I knitted the pink-ish socks for myself, but then I felt the need to buy the two other colours that yarn comes in too, and knit my mom socks as well. For some reason her socks never last long (might it be because her feet are like sand didn't hear it from me!). Novita Santorini yarn is 100% acrylic and I knitted the socks with 3,5mm needles.
Progress In a Buss
I think I might be a little bit on the fast side when it comes to knitting. I casted on for the blue socks in a buss on the way to my mom's. And on the pic above is the progress in 2½hours of time. Not bad!
Oona's socks
My mom isn't the only one I knitted socks for. My niece wanted a pair of black and white socks, and I just happened to find two skeins of un-labelled acrylic yarn in a flea market. Talk about a lucky coinsidence. These are knitted with 3mm needles.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Spring Fancy Socks

Pattern: Gentleman's Fancy Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Panda Cotton Print in "Tulips"
Needles: Addi Turbos 1 1/2 two circulars
Mods: heavily modified: Magic Cast On toe-up, smaller circumference, short row toe, no stitch count changes on calf
Notes: I love this yarn. It's very soft and yet durable. It has a good amount of stretch while still being nice and cottony. I was disappointed by the big difference in color pooling between the two socks but they are still pretty.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

California Dreamin' Clog Socks

I adore the combination of pink and orange so I had to have this Red Cinnamon Panda Cotton as soon as I saw it!

The pattern is free online and I used under 2 balls of yarn on 2.5mm needles for size US7.5 socks. I could have done 5 repeats on the leg easily rather than the 4 I ended up doing but I wasn't sure if I would have enough yardage.

I adore these socks, the pattern was so easy and fun to work on and I am really enjoying knitting my way through my Panda Cotton stash!


Friday, October 10, 2008

Fools Rush Socks

These socks have been on the needles forever, I knit the first one really fast and then just never got around to knitting the second even though they were easy and fun to knit. I finally got around to finishing the pair and here they are!

The yarn is the Maizy that I won from the yarn review competition on here and the colourway is Hibiscus. I could have done a longer cuff if I had longer legs as there was plenty of yarn leftover (I have a US 7.5 foot). The pattern is free online.

This is a closer view of the pattern.

I'm really happy with the way these came out and it's nice to have them finished rather than one sitting around in the knitting basket waiting for it's mate!