Wednesday, August 30, 2006


To the Frog Pond

...well, I was planning on turning the rest of my Lornas Laces Black Purl into a pair of plain anklets...and then I saw Kirsten's post and had to go check her blog for patterns - and I decided I'd give top down a try again (I sure hope I have enough yarn!) - so I ripped back the toes that I had knit and cast on for a pair of Nasturtium socks! Not much to show, as I've only got about 1cm worth of 2x2 ribbing to show so far!

Monday, August 28, 2006


*sniff* no update here :(

I've made no progress on my socks - and I've decided for the sake of my sanity to not join the Sock Wars - instead, I spent the weekend finishing off the design and assembly of this:

and it came out quite nicely, even though I can't wear it like a pair of socks :)

It's called Wooly Morning Glory (and yes, there really is a plant called that) and the pattern is indeed available. Head to my blog to find out where to get the pattern (yes, it's free).


Hi I Just Joined

Hi I just joined the Sunday Socks blog today. I love to knit socks and always have at least one pair on the needles. I just finished a pair on Friday. I've posted a free pattern for them on my blog.


Not Cookin' But I Am Done With One

A finished pair! For me, that's an accomplishment. I'm a slow knitter further hampered by my astounding ability to make mistakes while chatting. This is only the second pair of socks I have finished this 200sox year. I hope with this ring I will improve on that rate. It's a lousy picture but I was upside down to take it.

Sunday, August 27, 2006


A Little Music Perhaps

The socks were enjoying some good music today. On display Dye-o-rama sock #2 and Corn Maze sock #1.

Have a sock-o-riffic week!


Finished Socks...

Glad to report that on this yucky dreary day - the socks are on to other finishing my bitchin' mittens before this week-end...It is Labor Day week-end when they are due...????


A trial separation...

Finally I have gotten past the ribbing at the top of these socks. I kept measuring and measuring and I had more than the required sets of the pattern stitch but the socks were not growing at the rate they needed to. I think probably because my yarn is a lighter weight than the pattern called for. Finally I said enough is enough and started working on the heel flap/gusset area. What a mess this was. All went ok went knitting the flap, but trying to figure out how to pick up stitches when both of these socks were on one long circular needle began to get frustrating. So I pulled out my new set of Knit Picks #2 dpns and my oh my do I love using those needles. I need to get an order in for a second set. For now I have one sock on my standby bamboo and the other on the metal needles.

I am not sure if I will keep these separated until I reach the toe, but for now this seems like a much easier plan of attack.

I'm shifting into scarf mode, we'll see how much progress I make before next Sunday.




Monday, August 21, 2006

Sunday was our 28th anniversary and these darn socks would just not let me be. They followed us everywhere so what did I have to do, I finished them. They even joined us out for dinner at a nice seafood place.
I am happy to report that they are finally bound off and will be given to their giftee on Friday.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


Socks on Squid

The first of the dye-o-rama socks is almost done and the heel is started on the corn maze sock. Neither have seen a whole lot of action this week so I thought they could help keep the Squid warm and serve as a contest entry at the same time.


Changing Horses

in mid-stream. I was happily knitting on my socks until the other evening when I realized that on that night, at least, it was a task and not a pleasure. So they are having a bit of a rest while I do some sewing, baking and reading. I'm sure the needles will be back in my hands soon.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


In a Sprite Flurry and forgot my Socks!

How DARE me be in such a blonde state that I forget to post my socks that I don't have with me at the moment? That's just plain rude!!

I need help from all of you girls that know Paul, if you'd be so kind as to do so, please? I'm in the process of putting together a care package for him... and I'd love to have some knitting suggestions to add to it. Yarn ideas, things he might need or would like that he wouldn't normally go out and get himself. Patterns, what ever, which ever... fill my mind with oodles and oodles of ideas, please? Pretty please???

*evil grins*

Ok... just give me the dang info and on the double please! *laughs*

Truly... any insight you can give me to help make his care package fun for him will be greatly, ever so greatly, appreciated.


Monday, August 14, 2006


Finished socks!

This is 1/2 of the pair :)
These socks have been on the needles for as long as I can remember and they've been worked on in a number of places.

Places they've been, and more info on them can be found here.

I've cast on using the remainder of the yarn from this pair to see if I can hopefully get a pair of anklets - they don't look like much right now, and I'm kinda working on them by "feel" (no pattern being used at all) - they look kind of silly since I'm not even finished with the toe increases yet so I've no photos to share...


No Sunday Socks for me...

We drove up to Maine yesterday - took my 90-year-old mother to see the beach. And, I totally forgot to take my sock to see the Maine coastline. Oh, week is another week...

Sunday, August 13, 2006


not much, that's for sure

This is the very beginning of the second sock. Didn't get to work on it this week and had planned on some significant Sunday knitting but I got clunked in the nose so I had a headache and figured I would just screw it up. Changed plans and started a warshcloth. It would probably be easier on longer needles LOL but this works. AND you must see the nifty needle holder that my Favorite Color Pal, Ann, sent me. Those green caps are connected by an elastic thingy so all the needles fit inside and no way are any stitches going to fall off. And that's just one of the many fun things she gifted me with, including *Dave* yarn!


Jose is my friend...

A wild night here, it's a good thing I had myself securely on the needles. Don't worry there was no knitting and drinking involved. I feel ok, this morning, but the resident knitter seems to be moving just a little slow.

Blogger isn't letting me post a photo right now...So visit the socks on my TypePad site.

Monday, August 07, 2006


A Day Late ...

... and a few inches short. However, I took the sock to the Lucky Laundromat for some serious sock knitting yesterday while my clothes spun their way to cleanliness. All that's left is the toe to do and then it's on to Sock #2! Let us hope SSS doesn't set in ...

Sunday, August 06, 2006


Sprite's nonsense socks for my niece

I tried to knit, but discovered my knitting needles were backwards and I needed something... nutty, silly to top off my youngest niece's care package. (a great kid)

So, like the good Aunt I am, I bought her a delightfully goofy pair of socks that she'll never wear but will make her laugh and she'll show everyone what her dorky Aunt from California sent her. Well... she might wear them around the dorm room. lol

Keeping up straight A's is challenge enough... I like to make sure the kids remember to smile.


Sunday Socks and Football

My sock is not talking to me or to you. I promised it a gusset but I've been distracted. I think sock would rather go to bed. I love this yarn but the process has been, shall we say, needing much patience. I can attest to the fact that it tolerates much frogging.
:-( I shall persevere. And someday there will be one...and maybe even two


Travelin' Socks

See sock 1 in Kentucky:

See sock 2 in Indiana:(Yes, it is inside a racecar.)

The socks hope to be a complete pair by the time they hit Pennsylvania. More sock fun to be had at Squid-knits starting probably on Tuesday.


August 6, 2006

Today she took me outside to see the new yard ornaments they bought at Tuesday Morning. They sort of do make a cute little fence in front of those huge plants...hostas she called them. She must have felt really sorry for me because she knit a bunch this week and got my pretty heel all done and is about 2 inches from finishing the foot...then we do the toe and I'll be a pretty sock...


A better week...

I'm growing. She seems to be paying more attention to me when she realizes that she is going to be posting a progress photo. Bitchin' Mittens--ha! I seem to have gotten her attention for a few hours this week. I am still a bit miffed that I didn't get to go with her to Columbus for the yarn crawl. Too complicated to take along for mindless knitting time..blah blah blah. I heard from the hat that she didn't even knit a stitch. I was content to stay home, and not be in that hot vehicle all day while she wandered about flashing the VISA.

There was a meeting this week with all of the other resident socks. They are a bit pissed off that they just had intermittent starring roles online, while there is an entire blog dedicated to my development...whiners, all of them. I promised them a photo op to show them to the world.

There have been rumors that I may end up being a Christmas gift. The Florida Sunrise socks told me not to be too concerned, she seems to have separation anxiety when it comes to "HER" socks. I may be tucked into the sock drawer with the rest of them. She can be such a bitch you know, but she's mine and I love her. (Or I have to say that or I will end up on some UFO pile--)


We don't want that happening now do we?

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