February 26, 2011

April Socks

Ok here they are! A pair for my sweet son! :)
Super simple super fast, on size US7 needles. And since they were that fast and easy I have decided to only count them as half a sock. The other half of the April socks will be made up of some "Stutzn" as we call them in Bavaria! I made those for my husband beginning of February. They are very traditional half-socks worn in Bavaria.
First my son's socks:
Then the ones for my hubby:
There you have it! Off to make more socks!

February 16, 2011

My 12 socks so far

Hey all I signed up AGES ago, but have finally gotten round to posting about all the socks I have made since starting the project!!!

Ian's Socks! (Jelliebean Yarns - Tardiss and Marine Life Yarns)

Chris's Socks in Marine life Jelliebean Yarns

Frank's Socks in Autumn woodland Jelliebean Yarns

Dad's Socks made from yummy Wendy Happy yarn!!

My Fab welly boot socks!! In the Scrumptious Fyberspates yarn!!

Mum's fab Welly boot socks in the lovely Natural Dye studion DK Dazzle

Granny's Socks in Jelliebean Yarns Peach Melba!!


so I'm caught up.....

7 pairs of socks!!!!

Which is probably about right for when I signed up!!!

I've just been too busy knitting the socks to blog them!!! That's my excuse and I'm sticking with it!!

I'm now working on the Monkey socks (free rav download) in Jelliebean Yarns A Perfect Shade of Autumn!

Ooo and Jelliebean yarns is half me and half Jen and available here!

February 15, 2011


Now they are done. My sweety is super happy and I am on to the next pair!

Yarn: Kiwi , from Nicole's store
Needles: US size1
Pattern: plain vanilla
Nitty gritty: Toe up, short row heel.

August socks? February socks?

I don't know what to call them. Since I started the #12socks project back in July, I have only completed one pair of socks (yet started five pairs). I was totally uninterested in knitting socks throughout the fall, in favor of other things that appealed to me. Well, as of Saturday, I finished three large-ish knitting projects in one fell swoop, freeing up much knitting time to get back into socks. I *must* get back into socks because

1) I want more socks!
2) Cookie A is coming to lead a sock retreat in Tofino in April
3) I'm way behind on this 12 Socks challenge
4) I have lots of sock yarn I want to bust through
5) I received Sock Innovation for Christmas, rounding out my Cookie A pattern book collection (2). 

My plan of attack is to knit seven single socks in advance of the retreat, which is now less than seven weeks away. Seven different Cookie A socks, seven different yarns. I'll offer up all these socks for display at the yarn shop so people can see what Cookie A designs are like and what the yarn looks like knit up! I'll knit their partners after the retreat and have seven new pairs of socks in the house just in time for summer flip-flop wearing weather. I'm rambling... on to the main feature.

This is a pair of toe-up plain vanilla socks out of Austermann Step. It has aloe and jojoba in the yarn for extra added softness. My husband has narrow heels, so the short row heel was the perfect thing. The socks I have knit for him in the past have been on the roomy side, so I'm getting closer to getting it right (I only started doing socks a year ago).

The self-striping of this yarn lined itself up just right, they are symmetrically balanced!