Wednesday, October 24, 2007

There was a plan to post progress shots

but, as many others have noted, these things practically knit themselves!

I was SO IMPRESSED with this yarn. Having a large sock yarn stash (okay, a sock yarn stash that will last for several years), I probably wouldn't have purchased this if not for the Woolgirl club.

Since these are for an unnamed Christmas person, this was a quick "modeled" shot in the natural light at my jobjob.

I can't wait for the next kit!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Mojo is back...and they're done!

I finally finished the socks, despite my pattern troubles (thanks, Jen)! Here they are:

Now I can start my "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" socks. I was so close to finishing the Waterfall socks that I wound the Halloween kit yarn last night!

Waterfall Marinissima

I decided to go against the current and used the Marina Piccola pattern for my Waterfall yarn.

52 stitches on 2.75mm needles, this striped beautifully on sock one but developed a bit of a pool on the foot of sock two. But I loved the yarn - so sproingy and squooshy and the colours are so vivid - yummy!

Thanks for introducing me to Miss Babs, Woolgirl!

And this is why you should never try to do a photo shoot with a cat around...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ahhh... finally finished!

Beautiful socks, lovely yarn, truly enjoyable pattern...thanks Jen and Miss Babs!

In the dark . . .

When is the next club shipment? I can't remember.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


I finished my Waterfall socks yesterday and I can't say enough about the yarn or the pattern! Everything was perfect and they worked up so quick!

Waterfall Socks

I've already ordered more Miss Babs sock yarn and I can't wait for the next club shipment! Thanks Jen!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I love it but...

I love the waterfall pattern but no matter what end I cast-on with, it just isnt coming out very nicely with the lovely yarn! Too many pools for my taste so I am frogging and am going to try a different pattern, maybe even for a pair of fingerless gloves instead of socks. I love the chocolate mint lipgloss and so does the fiance. There is no "but" there!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

1 down

2nd time's a charm!

I knit these with my favourite 2x2 rib, 6 pattern repeats on the leg with no portion and I had just enough yarn! I really love the swirly stripe on the sole. It's also on the ribbing, just not so obvious.

1 down, 1 to go!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Another pair done!

I finished them yesterday and wore them all day today! They're already in the wash! Chomping at the bit for the next shipment - fun fun. (Oh, and - Hurry! I already ordered my Valentine Sock Kit from Woolgirl - you better get one, too!)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy Socktober!

I absolutely love this yarn and pattern!! Thank goodness a new shipment of Miss Babs sportweight just arrived!!


Happy Socktober!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

Saturday, October 6, 2007

matching sock project bag!

Hi everyone, well, no, I haven't been able to start my Waterfall socks yet but I did manage to snag an awesome matching sock knitting bag. Isn't that knitting witch cute? So Waterfall yarn is snug in the bag just waiting for me. Jana

Friday, October 5, 2007

Lovely Socks

These were such fun to make. Miss Babs has such wonderful yarn.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

2 Circs?

Has anyone out there modified the pattern for 2 circs yet? I am a relatively new sock knitter, and I am a little afraid that I will mess things all up if I simply try to divide all the stitches by 2 instead of by 3 or 4 for dpns. If someone has already converted the pattern, will you tell me what you did? Thanks for you help! Cindy S--

My new Favorite Socks!

I didn't do the lace pattern, only a simple 5x2 rib for the cuff. I love this yarn! I loved it soooo much that I went to buy the last 2 skeins of the Raspberry Cane colorway ;) I plan on making knee highs.... Thank you Miss Babs!

So Much Fun

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Hot off the press!

Here they are - hot off the press! Waterfall socks complete! I love the colors! See my blog for how well they match my one pair of Keen sandals.....KnittingKris.

I used #3 Addi turbo needles, and completed the pattern using the Magic Loop method. I will try to post any changes/modifications that I did at a later date. I did knit the stockinette rows, and I did 4 lace repeats before knitting the heel flap. I had a tiny/small ball of yarn left over. But I definitely wasn't sweating about the yarn amount, or if I'd have enough or not! I have size 7 feet, but I knit my socks to 7 inches before starting the toe decreases (just more comfy for me). I won't talk about my gauge, because I can't remember what it was right now (I did measure it though), and the socks are not in front of me to measure. I was a little "under" gauge, but these socks would have been too big for me, if I would have stuck with the suggested gauge on the pattern!

PS - these are my first "lace" socks! :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Pair of socks for my daughter

I am a bad sock club member...... I just could not get the pattern to work to fit me so my daughter has just said after about the 5th attempt... "Mom, Just make me a pair since it's not working out for you." So, that is what I did. These are a 1x1 rib for the cuff and 2x2 for the leg of the sock; after the gusset I went back to the 2x2 rib all around the foot so that they would not twist around her foot and then into the toe decreases. I love the yarn and love the way the socks feel on my hands and my daughter is also in love with them and doesn't want to take them off. But, she does because it's just to warm yet to wear them. I can't wait for the next shipment to see if I might just be able to get the next pattern to work. I do love all the finished socks pictures. So, in the meantime I will knit my yarn from chewy spaghetti's holiday sock club while I wait for shipment number 2.

Monday, October 1, 2007

these socks are so great

jen, salute to all you sock club sisters. this has been a great pattern to work with. it's on my favorite list now for other yarns. they are a dream to wear. i have two daughters that are not usually interested but they love these. i would give them away but i just can't. yet! i am so enjoying all the fun comments and pictures. can hardly wait to hear more fun stories. thank you jen so much. linda w.

Oh my goodness!! My club package arrived today - don't ask - Canada Post must have some knitting fans working at the border!

I can't believe how gorgeous this yarn is, and all the goodies too... I haven't been so excited about a sock club in a long while, thanks so much Jen.

I have finished all my "obligation" socks and this one is on the needles!