Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lost & Found

Around the same time I joined this blog I lost my sock mojo. Every sock I started ended in the frog pool.

It took me about 2 months to get 3 inches done on the Herringbone sock from Interweave Winter 08. Then I decided it was too much effort and frogged it.

Same goes for everything I tried with the Noro sock yarn I got AGES ago in a fit of excitement about Noro putting out a sock yarn.

But my sock mojo has been found. My sister-in-law gave me a ball of self-striping sock yarn (Online Supersocke 100) for my birthday and I decided to give it another go. Loving the simplicity of stockinette.

colour socks 1

This is my progress in a week.

Sorry if I'm only supposed to post finished socks on this blog. It's been so long since I joined I can't remember the rules!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Last of the Summer Socks

Okay, so I didn't fully complete my challenge which was:

1. Knit more than 5 pairs.
2. Knit only from sock yarn already in my possession.
3. Try magic loop.

But I came close. I failed on the more than 5 pairs but I finished all 5 pairs that I did knit. I knitted only from sock yarn I already had and I tried and successfully completed a pair of socks using magic loop.

Here are the last two completed pairs:

The first pair is Embossed Leaves of which only the pattern part of the sock is the same as the original. The cuff and toe are plain old cuffs and toes. I'm a little bit lazy and took the easy road. They were knitted with Fleece Artist Sokomo in the Mermaid colourway. I really enjoyed knitting these socks.

The second pair are Luminare Socks. I struggled with these. I didn't like the yarn all that much, Knittery Slim Sock in Royal Velvet, and I kept having to rip back so often that it's a wonder they were finished at all. Their redeeming feature is that I love the colour and the pattern was sort of fun. I also made a mistake in not following the pattern properly but they look good and I am pleased with them.

I think I'm a bit socked out so that's all from me until next summer though I will probably knit some more socks during the year.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

personal sockclub '09

second shipment:

Show-off Stranded socks (free) in Wired for Fibre "Rita" - colourway "Sorcery"(?)

and my latest shipment:

Seaweed socks (free) in Wired for Fibre "Rita" - colourway "Kelp"

more details at my blog...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

When does summer officially end?

When does the SSOS officially end? Just in case I dont make it in time, here is my newly finished Escher sock (from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn). Now, it just needs a mate.