Category Archives: Socks

Shhhh…It’s a Secret!

A secret? On the Internet? Well, yeah, if your husband doesn’t read your knitting blog!

Here are the socks I’m making for hubby’s birthday. Pattern taken from the basic sock recipe found in Stephanie Pearl-McPhee’s book, Knitting Rules.

Specs:

Pattern: The aforementioned Harlot
Yarn: Regia Cotton (blend for socks)
Color: Navy (color #50)
Needles: 1.5 (2.5mm)

Birthday: Knitting Pretties

My knitting pretties!

For my birthday this week, I got a few knitting pretties! First, I got a gift card & I purchased 2-at-a-Time Socks by Melissa Morgan Oakes. Because of my “Short Attention Span Theater” (also known as ADD), I’ve never been much of a sock knitter, but I do enjoy them, and knitting two at once is a stroke of genius for ADDers like me! I’m looking forward to checking out her companion tome, Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.

While waiting for the amazing Gunilla to fix me up at my Knit Doctor appointment at GPY, I got to schmooze with one of my very favorite people, and spent my birthday discount on Nature’s Wrapture. Soooooo many little pretties to knit!! I rarely knit for myself (and the one thing actually for me on the needles, I left at the kids’ homeschool choir class! Only a few more days until I get it back!)

My Double Crossing Diamonds Aran* is back on track (thanks, Doc!), and we think the book screwed up, not I, with the Jewel-Tone Wrap*, so much knitting awaits!

*Ravelry link

First Pair of Socks Completed!

I’ve knit socks before…just never 2 of the same one (also known as a pair, I believe!). Thus, last night at Guild, I finished Sock #2 of this pretty little set.

Interesting knitting irony: I made them for hubby’s birthday (which is tomorrow), but he ran around this morning saying he could not find socks (I guess I should be doing more laundry than knitting…???). Anyhoo, I whipped these babies out, and sent one happy hubby off to work in style!

Specs:

Yarn: Colinette “Jitterbug” in Oyster Blush
(1 skein, with less than a yard left over! Woot!)
Needles: US size 2 (toes, US size 1)

My ADD Sockette!


Those of you who really know me, know that my ADD prevents me from fully appreciating the sock knitting….LOL! Tiny needles? :::::shudder:::: But here’s proof that old dogs can learn new tricks!

What’s amazing about this sock is:

  • I used the short-row toe/heel method I had just learned at Stitches on Friday
  • I whipped this baby out in no time
  • I actually re-did the heel 3 times (I would have chucked it in the UFO pile while declaring sock knitting is for the birds BSL (Before Sock Love!)
  • I created/adapted a pattern!
  • It’s called My ADD Sockette because:

  • It’s wildly colorful like my personality
  • Short blips of color like my attention span
  • It took very little time to knit, thus, did not exceed my ability to attend to it
  • Specs:

    Yarn: 100% Merino by Creatively Dyed Colorway: Annato
    Needles: Magic looped using US #2