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 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 :)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

All Done

For better or for worse, they are done. I even started to get the hang of it all by the end. Next time, I might even be able to do the same color at the same time.....but that might be pushing it *wink*

thanks for the motivation to try, try again

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Ok one problem I thought they would be to small and here my Mother In Law who is a sixe 8 can fit in them...Amanda is a my mother in law MIGHT end up with socks lol haa haa.
Here they are>>>>>>>>>

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

going up the legs

As you can see I am going upward.. But for some reason,, I am loosing my drive. I decided to pick a pattern from Wendy Johnson's new book. Sock from the Toe Up, which I got a few weeks ago. I chose the Diagonal Lace pattern.. It's only 10 rows and knit every other.and for some reason it's been a challenge for me.
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

I'm finally getting somewhere

but I'm getting close to that heel turn EEK!!!! I can't imagine how I'm going to manage. *sigh* oh well, at least I can document it, right?

Monday, May 4, 2009

finally back at the socks

I have been in such a blah mood about my socks. Think it was after I posted the last post showing the mistakes on the cuff of one of them. NOrmally I'd frog it back and fix it but this time I didn't so I just put them down and left them.
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 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

Heels Done

I am ready to start on the legs. It looks like it's going to be big. I hope washing will help.

i hope these fit!

I am making these for a friend with size 6 foot toe to begining of heel 61/2 inches man i hope they fit her lol