Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Here is another pair

Show-off stranded socks in Blue Moon's Socks That Rock, Fire on the Mountain in mediumweight

Bringing out my (not very) inner colour tart! That's 6 pairs so far and another nearly sock finished (and 2 more just cast on!)

Friday, February 20, 2009

lion's mane socks

It's been a while since I've been here. I've been concentrating on lacy things this summer and have not done many socks. However, as things change in my life yet again, I'll be picking up more socks as I find them not only soothing and meditative but also very portable.

This is wool from Donyale It was a pleasure to knit and just look how evenly the stocking stitch knitted up. Easily seen on the foot. It's not a usual colour for me but I liked this as soon as I saw it. I have another lot of her sock wool, in teal colour. I'm still considering how I'll make these.

The plant is a kumara, sweet potato vine. I found one under the shelf in the pantry just before Christmas. It was sprouting, so as an experiment I planted it. It's grown very quickly and is attractive to look at, although I doubt f we'll get anything from it.

The insertion lace is the cat's paw print which I thought was appropriate for the name of the colour. It's a simple six row pattern over seven stitches and I added three rows between each pattern repeat. With just six rows, each repeat was quick to do and another repeat was quick to follow. Ive done shot row heels and toes many times but this time I pushed the sock through to the inside of the knitting and put the three needle bind off on the inside.

pass the slipped stitch over

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I Have Been Lazy .....

....... eversince I came back from my holidays & have neglected to post these socks that I knitted during my holidays ....

Pattern : My own design
Yarn : Dream In Color
Needles : 2.5mm Harmony dpns
You can read more about these socks on my blog.

In addition, I have also posted a free sock pattern that I designed last year on Ravelry .....

Snakes and Ladders

Hope you enjoy these socks !


Monday, February 16, 2009

Catch up

I just realised I haven't posted on here for ages..... I finally finished the monkey socks I posted about ages ago, with some success (they are a bit hard to pull over my heel, is this normal with handmade socks???) I would have liked the legs to be longer. I have started a second pair of Cookie A socks, Marlene from Knit.1 which will hopefully not need to be frogged AGAIN... had some gauge issues which might have been due to the fact I was knitting with 2.5mm needles instead of 2.75mm. I don't know how that happened :)

I also got super crafty and made myself the sock blockers below which the monkey socks are on, it was super easy to make and cost me $2.99!

The first...

These are my first completed socks for the ssos (I'm a late adopter) and the first for my 2009 Personal Sock Club.

grey socks 2

They are Nancy Bush's Child's French Socks from 'Knitting Vintage Socks' and are knitted from Araucania Ranco Solid in grey. More details on my blog.

My next Personal Sock Club 'delivery' is 21 February. I'm looking forward to being surprised by my next project - how strange to be entertained by a surprise I've arranged for myself!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

At last - socks for your pleasure!

I've been a bit naughty about blogging on SSoS.

I have finished 5 pairs so far (one pair had one completed sock and had been abandoned for another love for a while, so it was a bit of a head start). Then there was the frantic Christmas knitting and so on.

Before Christmas I finished the Dragon Dance socks (finally!) and also started and finished Holidazed. That was the January and December kits from the Rockin' Sock Club.

Then while we were on our delayed Christmas holiday I finished 3 pairs L to R you can see Circle socks in CTH Champlain Sunset, Waving Lace in Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Seastone, and Mojos in Yarn Pirate BFL.

I have 3 more single socks and a half sock I would like to make friends for before the end of SSoS. We shall see!

Random Ribs Lucky #13

Yay a finished pair of socks - these were done last week but I was saving them for Valentine's day. S.V. lucky #13 pair.
They are Stephen Colbert Socks by Mason-Dixson book "Knitting Outside The Lines".
Knitted in Fleece Artist Blue Face Leicester Socks yarn from the wool shop in Mosman - can't remember the name.
They were alot of fun to knit but I did do my normal trick of knitting ove 1/2 of the first sock before trying them on the S.V. only to discover they were too small this time. Back to the start and over again - you would think the lesson was learnt.

Here is my Personal Sock Club for 2009

nearly done the first sock of the second pair.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Personal Sock Club - 1 done, 11 to go!

A thing I didn't fully realise about my personal sock club was how much of an incentive a new brown bag was going to be to finish a pair of socks! I've almost flown through the first pair of socks (well, to be honest, I cheated a little, but anyway) and am so excited to be picking out another brown bag soon.
Here's the ones just done - Bartholomew's Tantalising Socks from Cat Bordhi's wonderful New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book One. I highly recommend this book if you don't already have it!!

You can read more about these on my blog!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Pomatomus Socks

These socks have been around for a while. i first started them around this time a year ago, abandoning them when i screwed up the first repeat.


In January this year, I started them again and got into a bit of a groove with them. Sort of.


i still found them to be a bit of a slog, but I'd grown a bit as a knitter since I first cast them on and they were not so hard.

Full details here.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Pink Pablos

I am so excited, I have finished my first toe-up socks and they fit. I knit them two at a time on one circular needle, also another first. They are the first socks in my Personal Sock Club.

Pattern: Pablo Blue Socks
Yarn: One Fat Slug Sock Yarn - Roses
Needles: 2.5mm Knit Picks Circular Needle

More on my blog

Melissa (HoneyBeeMine)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Pair, A Pair, WooHoo A Pair

As you can tell, I'm pretty excited. I've only managed one pair of socks during the whole of this awful summer. The weather has been crying out for sock knitting, but not me, oh no, I begin a winter vest and then a winter scarf and finally some lace knitting... but no socks - except these ones :)
So, here they are:

They are the Chains and Ladders sock from in Silja - one skein olive and one variagated teal/olive/magenta. Very pretty and the slipped stitch pattern create interesting texture.

And... because it is likely to be my only pair for this SSoS (they are also pretty cute), here is another photo