Friday, December 29, 2006


Mini Socks

When I am in between socks, I make mini's, 2.5 inches high on 2 mm needles. Then as season dictates I give them away, put them on packages, tuck into a get well cards, etc., etc. Great fun and they don't use up much yarn.

Saturday, December 23, 2006


No, it's not Sunday..and baby socks count!

Are these little socks just not adorable? I think I will be making some more of these precious little gems. Just seeing them completed made me smile. :o)

Thanks to all of you faithful sock posters..hopefully 2007 will give me time to get socks on the needles once again.


Thursday, December 21, 2006


Remodified Waffles and Monstersockens

Finished the remodified waffles watching football on Sunday, they fit perfect, are now in wash basket before I wear them. As soon as they were finished I started a pair of Monstersockens using the main color a ball of Wildfoot from the stash, all the little bits of leftovers that aren't big enuff to go into my mitered square afghan are being used up. Just knit until I run out of a color then add another small ball, do a couple of rows of the main color every once in awhile to kind of hang it all together.

Monday, December 18, 2006


Frogged :(

Well, I had been knitting diligently on my Baudelaires, had hit gauge and everything, but the fabric was too loose - I was part way up the leg knitting away, hoping for the best thinking perhaps I might be able to shrink them to size....but the yarn of course is superwash, and the thought of throwing the socks in the washing machine in an attempt to felt them (even though the yarn is superwash) was too daunting. I rechecked my gauge, and things seemed fine, though as I mention, the knitted fabric has quite a bit of give to it - so much give that the sock was a bit loose on me, and then I put it on my husband's foot and it fit him fairly well, but still a little baggy in places. I started tinking back, and after a half hour of that, I tried doing a controlled rip back...and well, the socks are now restarted on smaller needles. *sigh*

Thursday, December 07, 2006


Last Sunday's Socks

Okay, If you have read any of my blog you know that I have a blanket that I am working on (I use that term loosely) for my husband. This blanket has been dubbed "The Nemesis" by me and all my SnB friends.

I have been working on this blanket for literally five years. I will work on a square (it is crocheted) then put it away for months at a time. The blanket is not really my cup of tea if you know what I mean. The pattern is not hard and the colors are a little drab but what blanket for a guy is not Blue, Grey and Lt. Blue? What gets me is the GRANNY SQUARES! Never before had I done that many dang squares in my life and for some unknown reason (I think I was temporarily delusional from just having gotten married) I told my husband that I would make him this blanket. I have been living in agony over that decision for Five years.

I tell you all this to let you know that my BFF has had it with hearing about this blanket from John (my husband) and myself so...She made a deal with me. I make her a pair of socks and she will finish the blanket (I have all the squares started, more than half of them done and six strips put together). It was like the heavens opened up and the angels started to sing.

So, she gave me her sock yarn on a Thursday and by Sunday she had these:

Made out of Lion Brand Wool Ease on size 5 DPN ( I don't know how to do the whole magic loop thing...Need to learn). They were a total breeze...If you need a pair of socks fast, totally use that yarn! It made a really cushy sock that not only feels great but since is has wool in them they are warm and machine washable.

A pair of socks for the Nemesis? Done! Heck, I would even make two pairs!

MarlyKnits (Yarn Thing)


Remodified Waffles

Just got onboard today, pix of current sock. Found an older Opal in my stash, kind of a blah variegated gray, needed something to liven it up, so out came the little balls of leftovers. Call them remodified waffles.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


Socks Galore

Currently, I have four socks on the needles. Two of them are mates to two that I have already finished. The other two are the first socks of two pairs that need to be made (is that "two" complicated to follow?). I don't know about you but I feel like I am on Christmas Knitting overload right now.

Every waking minute is either spent knitting socks, thinking about socks or buying more sock yarn. Yesterday, while I was taking my daughter to school I almost ran a red light because I was trying to come up with a fairly simple yet intriguing Fair Isle pattern for the socks I would like to make my mom. Talk about hazardous to your health. Note to self...Focus on driving when driving and focus on knitting when knitting.

I hope all of you worker bees take time to appreciate the Honey every now and again. Hope to read some posts soon?

MarlyKnits (Yarn Thing)

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