November 24, 2010

November socks

I finally finished these socks. They would have been done a while ago, but I was waiting for elastic thread... the thread finally came, but in white... so after a few days thinking about it and trying to make it work, I decided to just finish them and weave the thread in when it comes in black.... (This yarn just needs a bit help in the ribbing department.... elastic will help them stay up better)

Well here they are, my November socks!
Pattern: none just cast on and knit
Yarn: Mystery cone yarn from stash
Needles: US size 2 
Nitty gritti: toe up -yet again- my own star toe for toe up socks, nothing special really....but I absolutely love the way they came out!

 Already cast on for December:

November 10, 2010

lost my mojo, will be returning

Hi there sock knitters et. al.

I was so excited to join this 12 Socks KAL and then only finished one pair of socks. I think about it all the time, am planning to get back to it and even catch up (with kids socks or something small). I really lost my sock mojo for a while, couldn't get interested in doing socks. It might have been the yarn or the patterns - I have three pairs of socks on the needles right now.

Then the crunch for Christmas began and the socks were set aside. I'm currently knitting up a bunch of stuff to sell at my LYS, none of them include socks. At this rate I don't think I'll be getting back to socks until December 26th at the earliest.

Now it seems our gal knittyornice must gracefully bow out of leading this blog, alas. We all understand, jobs, life, stress, it all gets in the way of what we really want to be spending our time doing. In fact, the rest of us have hardly been able to keep up with the project either! Well, maybe we needn't be limited to 12 socks in 12 months. Maybe just 12 socks period? So far I'm one for twelve.

Instead of feeling guilty for not getting socks done (maybe it's just me, I totally feel guilty), we have to look at our other accomplishments. We knitters have moods and phases. I'm in a beaded bag phase just now. Maybe you are in a sweater phase, or a shawl phase. And maybe, just maybe, some point soon we will all come back to socks. Then this blog will explode again and perhaps gather a new batch of recruits.