31 December 2007

38 of 52

I just tallied them up. In this past year, I have knit 45 pairs of socks - 38 of which count toward the 52 pair plunge.

The most recent pair was for my son. He has rather large feet, so it pleases me that he doesn't like really long sock tops. Knit on 2,5mm needles over 76 stitches, the pattern is a simple 6/2 rib.

But the whole collection can be found here rather than have me bore you with the last few pairs.

It is now dark out on New Year's Eve and the fireworks have already started.

-Holly in Heidelberg

Twenty of Fifty-Two

Pair 20 of 52, I finished these Austermann Step socks in color 13 for my Dad last night at 11:55! So they were technically finished on his birthday, but he's away working and won't be home til today sometime. They are plain vanilla socks made a bit bigger with an eye of partridge heel. More pics here. My last FO of 2007!

Happy New Year and Happy Knitting!

Sheri aka Lexa


29 December 2007

Pair 28

Moving right along. I hope I can keep it up over the Christmas Break. These are for my DD1 knit in Regia. She really didn't want them to match, but I couldn't help myself. Now I need to knit a pair or two for the youngest daughter. Unfortunately, all their feet are growing so quickly, they are not the quick knits they used to be.

26 December 2007

Half way plus 1

These are not the best of pictures, but I have finally hit the half way point..... and only 3 months behind :) These were knit for my son. I had to take the toes back out of them after the first sock of each pair since he has Fred Flintstone feet ( very rectangular) He loves them!!! The first pair is knit in Lang Jawoll in color 82 and the second is in Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4 ply in Sage.

32 of 52 Amber Warmness

Socks That Rock Amber Colorway heavyweight.
Women's size med-large on size 3 Harmony Needles
STR Amber
They bring to mind warm embers in the fireplace.

25 December 2007

Just In Time For Christmas

I finished pair #27 yesterday, just in time for Christmas. I knit these for my son (C.J.). They are knit in Cascade 220 Superwash - Black. He likes short socks (thank goodness). I knit a 2 x 2 rib for 1-1/2" and the feet plain (for 10"). Merry Christmas!!

24 December 2007

Double digits, embarrassingly late...

I've made it to ten pairs...and that 's all I have to say about that.

23 December 2007

Nr. 27

waving lace

Past the half way point! (Am I going to make it? just three months left...)
Read more, if you please, on my blog

21 December 2007

Pair 28

Pattern: Garter Rib
Yarn: Meilenweit Cotton Stretch 100 (color 8318)
Needles: Knit Picks 2.0 mm
Size: 80sts cast on
Gauge: 15.5 rows/inch; 11.5 sts/inch

20 December 2007

Numbers 30, 31 and 31 1/2!

I haven't kept my needles going too efficiently lately, but I've made a little progress. Pair #30 is the ever popular Monkey, done in a Regia Stretch on US 2's. They will be a Christmas gift for my son's MIL.
Another six-ply pair. Pattern is a feather and fan by Randy Knudsen, Waterloose Socks. I used US size 3's and an On-line Supersock Winter in greens.

Bringing up the rear, is another pair of Socktopia Eleanor's in On-line Sunset Color, Tequila Lime Sunset in US 2's . . . I must have liked this colorway a lot, because I bought it on four separate occasions! I like the photograph very well, and even the sock, from a slight distance, but the dark color you see is a charcoal with rust, and it doesn't seem to blend very well up close. Still, I love the pattern, and I'm sure someone will enjoy them . . . or I'll have 4 pairs of them myself! I expect to finish the mate tomorrow.
We'll be having Christmas with my eldest son and his family. Should be a blast! Best of the holidays to all, and maybe we will all be reinvigorated once all this hub-bub is behind us!

Pair 25

Almost half way. Hopefully after the Christmas rush I will be able to get caught up. I can only show the feet of these as they are a surprise. The yarn is J. Knits AC 130 and I knit them on size 2.00 mm dpns. I have two other pair that are half done that I hope to have finished by Christmas for my son. If not then, for his birthday in January.

19 December 2007

Pair 27 - More Fascine Braid

I love the way this stitch pattern breaks up the colors in variegated yarns.
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock (Potluck Water - Cascade Mtn Spring)
Pattern: My own generic sock using Barbara Walker's Fascine Braid
Needles: Addi Turbo 2.5mm
Gauge: 9 sts/inch 13 rows/inch

Nineteen of Fifty-Two

Finished pair 19 of 52 -- they are work socks for my step-FIL for Christmas. I had actually made him one pair already with the Briggs & Little Tuffy (80% wool, 20% nylon) using their Heavy Sock pattern in what I thought was Smoke. Apparently I had a brain lapse and had gotten Oatmeal. So the second pair I bought Oatmeal, thinking I was making a pair in a different color. As I was knitting I was thinking, "Gee, this looks the same as the first pair."

(He'll love them anyways. He's always asking me to make him wool socks.)

Happy knitting!

Sheri aka Lexa


17 December 2007


Here is pair 28 from the sockamania KAL snowflakes pattern, made from fortissima tweed and gold. size two needles. the toes decor was my own personal touch. Until the next pair. sockergirl

26 And Slowing Down

I have finished my 26th pair! My progress seems to have slowed down quite a bit. Here are the stats: Trekking XXL-800 colorway. I knit the legs in a 2 x 2 rib, the feet are knit plain. 64 stitches on US1 dpn's. These will be gifted to my nephew for Christmas.

Karen M

11 December 2007


Well looks like I am over the half way mark... a huff and a puff... I am behind but I am still making progress with the size 11 socks. This pair is from the interweave book Favorite Socks, Mock Cable. Check the pattern before starting, but once it is going the sock is done in no time. Or was that because of the yarn, Lorna`s Lace Camoflouge size #2 needles. Hope to post a picture next week!

07 December 2007

Winter issue of Knitty is up . . .

with five new sock patterns! Just in case you are looking for something new and different to knit. I have more patterns than I will ever knit, but I always love to find more. What's more, as my recent inventory of sock yarn revealed, I probably have the yarn to knit them! (Count was adequate yarn to make 104 pairs!) When you have a few minutes to "surf", try what I did . . . Google "sock.pdf", or "sock pdf", or "socks. pdf", or "knit sox pdf" . . . or any other combination you care to think of. I found more than 100 patterns that I had never seen before! Going shopping this weekend . . . for a THIRD file box!

04 December 2007

5 more pairs, 24 total

It's been a while since I've updated, and I've definitely been slacking on the socks. At this point I don't know if I can get to the 52, but I suppose I'll still keep trying and keep track. I'm too lazy to find the pictures to upload right now, but click the links if you want to see my socks :)

Flower Power Monkeys
Bartholemew's Tantalizing Socks
Slipped Stitch Rib Socks
Queen of Diamonds Socks
Sidestream Socks

Guess I better cast on for another pair huh?

02 December 2007

Pairs #23 and #24

Pair #23 is the Madder Ribbed Socks from Knitting Vintage Socks

And #24 is a pair of Monkey socks in Trekking:

Almost halfway there...

Only up to 9 - that's pathetic.

The photo only shows one but I have to confess to being overwhelmed by the cuteness factor of this tiny Sock. I took the picture a week ago and am now too lazy to take another.

01 December 2007

Still behind, but halfway there!

Pair 23
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy (Jungle Cloud)
Pattern: My own generic sock pattern using a modified version of Barbara Walker's Fascine Braid stitch (expanded from 4 stitches to 6, with 1 purl in between the "braids")
Needles: Addi 2.5mm

Pair 24
Yarn: Louet Gems (grape)
Pattern: Knit/Purl texture pattern adapted from a sweater pattern in Alice Starmore's Celtic Collection
Needles: Addi turbo 2.5mm

Pair 25
Yarn: Sheepaints (Merino, Raime, Silk in Leaves colorway)
Pattern: Once I remember what it was called, I'll post its name on Ravelry :-)
Needles: Addi 2.5mm

Pair 26
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Sock
Color: Lust (from the 7-deadly sins sock club)
Pattern: Spey Valley (Nancy Bush Knitting on the Road)
Needles: Addi 2.0mm

And finally, just because I hope this will encourage me to get them finished as my 52nd pair, a little tease of a WIP.

Yarn: Trekking pro natura
Pattern: Adapted from a mitten pattern in the book "Selbuvotter"
Needles: Addi 2.0mm