Friday, March 31, 2006

FO: Super-Duper Sockies

Yarn: I think it is Sockotta, I kinda lost the label. I skein.
Needles: US Size 4 Double Pointed Needles
Pattern: I made it up, but just a plain old basic sock pattern.

I discovered the greatest thing ever; double stranding sock yarn. You get all the cuteness of sock yarn and the stripes, but your socks are done in a snap. I finished these puppies in 2 days, 1 day per sock. How awesome is that? And they are soo cute, If I do say so myself. I forgot I even had this yarn, until I was digging through my stash yesterday and found it. These colors remind me of crayons, or Sesame Street. They will be my "Happy Socks". They are a tad loose around the ankles, but I can live with that.

Thursday, March 30, 2006

FO: Boy Socks

They are Finito. I hope Ben likes them, the didn't take to long to make, but I hhope they fit. I looked up a shoe size/ foot length chart so I could have some idea as to how long to make them, My brother's foot wasn't a big help, seeing as he has, like, size 10 feet and I had to knit socks for a size 12. They look long enough, and they stretch, so I think i'm good to go. I was going to use the Lionbrand pattern I found, but my gauge was off, so I pretty much made up the whole pattern myself.

Yarn: Lionbrand Wool-ease, 1 skein of Blue Mist, 1 skein of Black
Needles: US Size 4
Pattern: My Own

Right about now, I have nothing to work on except that green cotton tank top that I have yet to finish, and I don't really have the urge to. I have been whipping out with finished projects, and the tank top is about all I have left to work on. I did find this pattern for really pretty wristwarmers (heres a picture). I could whip those up before Saturday, when I'm goin shopping w/ my birthday money for new yarn for new projects.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Boy Sock #1

I just finished the first sock in the pair that I promised my friend, Ben. I gotta say, he has some large feet. At least these arent taking too long to make, with worsted weight yarn and size 4 needles. I can't wait for these to be done, then I can knit for me! Oh yeah, my Boyfriend wants socks, too. My LYS got lots and lots of Lorna's Laces in stock the other day, so I think that's what i'll be spending my birthday money one. I'm turning 18 on saturday! How exciting. And yes, I know, I'm an April Fool's Baby.

Monday, March 27, 2006

First Post

Welcome one and all to the new blog. You can still look at my old blog if you want, I'm going to put a link to it in the sidebar, so you can still rummage around over there. But this is where the posting shall be. Okay anyway, I have a dilemma with the Boy Socks.

They look way to big to me. But, what do I know, I've never knit socks for a guy. I know I know, I could have used that Handy Book Of Knitting Patterns, but was I thinking when I cast-on? No. I just guessed and went. I'm not entirely sure what size feet Ben has or anything, but I'm guessing they are similar to my brothers. And you know, socks stretch. So I'm now off to rip out this half of a cuff and start over. Joy.

UPDATE AT 9:50: About 10 minutes after posting, I found this knitting pattern: Wool-Ease Men's Grey Socks. I've got enough Wool-ease laying around to make them more interesting than just Grey, maybe a different colored ribbing, heel, and toe. But, I guess I'll use this pattern. I just ripped out the first one's I started. Maybe i'll save that yarn for socks for me or something.