Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
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♥
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
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I already know that these socks are going to be BIG,,, but I will have to worry about that later. I just want to get to the top. I found another skein of koigu in the same colorway, so I would like to make them longer. I usually do the shortest sock I can do.
And after doing more than half of this sock on circulars together.. I must confess. I had to separate them and now I am doing them one at a time.. this was after I was frustrated because I was knitting with the wrong ball on the wrong sock for a couple of rows... I thought by now I would be use to all the needles and be able to keep them straight. It hasn't been so easy for me.. I think I will make my next socks.. magic loop.. at least I won't get the needles mixed up♥
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
Just seeing Vanessa's and Cici's progress on their socks gave me the umpf I needed to get back at them. Hopefully the umpf will stay with me for a while!!
life got so crazy last week, I forgot to post about socks here. I did on my blog..but bloody little that does for here, huh?
I love how everyone's are looking.
I gave up with the thin sock yarn and doing it in similar colors....so I am using patons classic and sock yarn coupled together to make a set of fraternal twin socks. That has totally helped. Here's what I did last Wednesday while I was at the er with D. Or was it Tuesday? Like I remember! She's good, ct scan clear, and the dizziness subsided over the weekend, PTL.......and then I got busy knitting my mom's mother's day gift. I wouldn't want to push it to the wire or anything! Bwahahahahahahahaha. Yeah, I'm past that, but I'm still plugging along. It's been too sunny to knit. I've been OUTSIDE. Rain is pending, so hopefully once I catch up on the inside work, I can hit the socks again!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
I was away this past week and I was able to get some good knitting in. It takes some getting use to the both needles. I had to put two different needles to make it easier. I kept picking up the wrong one. I am almost ready to turn the heel. I will take another photo when I have completed that part♥
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
wow. I'm seeing some great looking starts.
Patt - thanks for showing us how you are keeping things straight...I just may take you up on some of those ideas.
I'll be honest...I've been way too emotionally strung out (ie highly ticked off) to give it another shot. I would have already thrown the yarn out by now. Even my easy knitting is making me mad. Why? Because I was ALREADY mad.
Now, I'm sure y'all have been there and done that. Knit on you fearless women. May I be able to rejoin your ranks next week!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Ok I have cast back on and started paying lots more attention to what I'm doing.
First on the right hand side is a blue stitch marker. That denotes (for me) my starting of my sock and also that this is the first sock knit on or sock #1(see angled arrow).
And on the left side (see straight arrow) that shows the sock I am working on at the moment by being on the needle. That way I know which sock to work on when I pick it up again.
And the little white stars mark the chicken stitchmarkers that I am using to show myself the middle of each sock so later on I won't have to count out the stitches.
What are you all doing to keep things straight in your heads?
I started again, on different yarn this time. I didn't like the malabrigo. Now I am using Koigu this time, mainly because I had already pre wound it. I am using one addi lace 47 inch. It takes some getting use to the cord twisting. I think once I get further, it might be easier.
Wish me luck
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Cici your's are looking good. as are the rest of yours.
HOw are the rest of you doing? Having problems?
I think I have the prob when I pick up to start knitting again after a while. I gotta figure out how to remember which one I worked on last.
hello all.. I have finally casted on, but it's not working out quite as I had thought. It takes some getting use to all the cords and yarns while you try to keep everything in proper order.
My problem is that one of my toes is looking longer than the other. I guess i understood the instructions wrong. I started with 2 needles. I think I will change to one needle next. I couldn't figure it out!!! I think I need lots of help♥
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Cici, I just checked out your blog and tried to leave a comment but couldn't get it to work. pooh.
OMG!!! I don't know anyone who has really seen the Oprah show in person. That was so cool for you and your girl.
And I want to be a sistah with you too!!!
send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org thanks and Happy Easter to you all.
come and join please.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Well perhaps SMART is not the best word to describe me. I sat here all afternoon and looked at my new yarn and needles. Afraid to make a mess of them. But I have to stop being afraid of everything. YES things are changing and I need to start embracing the NEW, because the Old isn;'t cutting it anymore. So I started...
Monday, April 6, 2009
Here it is.
My magnificent start. :D
One row down, more than I care to count to go.
I'm really hoping I understand what's what by the time I'm done with the ribbing!!!
What is that about slow and steady winning the race?
can I tell you all that I LOVE the colorways you are knitting with. It makes me DROOL!!!
UPDATE (Wednesday): I did something silly wrong and had things going the wrong way. I've frogged, and I am casting on in two different colors until I get my brain moving the correct direction. I'm sure I turned my knitting at some point....I'm just not willing to tink to find out WHAT point!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Here is my first attempt. I've cast on plus did the first round on each sock. What messed me up was this. I cast on 28 st with one ball of yarn, then cast on 56 st with the 2nd ball. Then it says to cast on the rest of the first balls st. but my cast on yarn was in the middle of the cable and I had no way to cast on the rest. So I put those st (1st 28) on the right hand needle and cast on the other 28 st and then put all 56 st back on the left hand needle. NOw I'm just going to start on the ribbing part of the pattern.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I think that I will be a bit confused for the first part but I am certain I can get this. Jane I too love the Bella Epoque pattern. Once we have this conqured lets do that pattern together.
Well how ready is everyone? Let us know.
Another suggestion is to put one ball of yarn in each of two baggies with holes cut in the corners to pull the yarn through so that you don't get the two yarns mixed up. That sounds like a plan to me!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
and another one : http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques
here is another one you have to read: http://www.knitaddicted.com/files/MagicLoop.pdf
I plan on checking them all out, especially the last one and maybe a few more before I start my socks.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Here is a free plain pattern that we can all do. http://www.tostetoes.com/twosocksoneneedle.htm
Do you all agree with it? If so lets get our materials together and we can begin as soon as we are all ready.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
I voted on TOE up on Circle needles because I suck no really lol thats the only word I can come up with lol I suck at cuff down lol...I have more control over the foot part I NEVER make my socks to fit me when I do the cuff down lol...NOW PATT on the cuff part this is what my friend and I do if you are going to make the socks with a size 1 or 2 needle go up to a 4 or 5 for the cuff it helps a great deal~! I have VERY thick calves I LOVE ankle socks just because I hate making socks to fit me lol...Hope that helped OH and Magic Loop is soo easy and fun...need any help patt let me know I can see what I can do :)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Just want to welcome Kathy, Shelly, Jane and Nate to the blog. Please post anytime you feel like it.
I will be posting a poll on the side bar in a minute so don't forget to check it out and vote for what you'd like to do first.
When I ordered the 2 books from KnitPicks yesterday I also ordered a 40 inch size 2 circular needle. That will be a prize for our first contest, once we get started. and also ordered 2 balls of the felici sock yarn that was on closeout, in the color Patini. That will also be used as a prize. Guess I will borrow an idea from Jane and get our prize locker started!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
So now we just need to start getting some members and get us a pattern that we want to start with.
Come on and let me know if you want to join and I will add you to the blog as a contributor.