Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bitten by the bug

Sock but that is.  lol  I cast on for another pair of socks on 2 circulars.  This one I'm using Malabrigo sock yarn in Impressionist Sky colorway.  It's really nice to knit with, soft and pretty.
I've got about 2 inches done on the leg so far.
What have you all got on your needles?  Anyone else making socks again???
Hugs Patt

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Want to start on some new socks

I'm getting the itch to start some new socks from the book, "knitting circles around socks".
Hopefully others will want to knit them with me. Let me know if you do, I'll add you to this blog so you can post too!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My attempt at knitting with 2 circulars didn't go too well. Tonight I am finishing piggy gloves for my DGD to wear tomorrow to school. It is supposed to snow soon! I ordered addi 40" needles that I hope will make things easier. We'll see.
Firelily at Firelilyswoods.com

Monday, October 26, 2009

We are starting back on our socks!!

Wow!! It's been 5 months since a post on here. Well I hope we are starting on our socks again or if you've finished your socks just start another pair with us. Here is my socks so far:
We've got a new member so let me go see if she wants to be a part of this blog. whoooo hoooo

Monday, May 25, 2009


I enjoyed knitting 2 socks at a time. I really finished them about a week. I washed then yesterday and they are still big, oh well. I even put them in the dryer, hoping they would shrink some. No luck.
Since completing these, I have found out lots of things I wish I had done after the fact. So I am ready to try another pair to get a better fit. First of all, 64 total stitches was to many for these socks, I think it was because of the Koigu and using size 2 needles. Next time I will use size 1 for this yarn.

I will do toe up socks again. The biggest problem I seem to have is with the bind off. I had to redo it a couple of times. The best result was with a needle several sizes larger. Now that I'm finished I have found a better bind off, so I will do it on my next pair.. Elizabeth Zimmermans stretchy bind off. Looks easy and I think it will do the trick.
One way or the other I am going to get the perfect pair of socks. I have come to the conclusion that I can enjoy the Journey as well as the destination♥

Pattern: Wendy's Making Tracks Toe Up Socks/
Diagonal Rib from Socks From the Toe UP Wendy Johnson
Heel: Eye of partridge
Size: Large 64 stitches
Needles 2 US size 2
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM

Thursday, May 21, 2009

ready to do heel part

Altho the pattern says to knit the cuff for 7 inches, I'm ready to start the heel part now. I have very short legs and feet so I only want a cuff part that is around 4 inches. I just wanted to post so you all will know that I'm still working on my socks.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


I am now working on one at a time toe up socks out of the yarn my dear friend got me ..it is soooooooo soft 70% Merino Wool 20% Bamboo 10% Nylon Superwash
Color Silver Lining....
The color is very pretty I will post a picture soon.
I LOVE makeing socks :)