I have finally finished my first pair of socks for the new year. I am failing miserably at getting anywhere near 52 pair done by the end of March. This is pair 28. For my sister...Campfire Socks in Trekking XXL -66, 68 stitches on US1 dpn's.
When is the last Day to submit our 52 socks? I don't think I am going to make it as I seem to be enjoying life these days instead of being a good sockaholic. I've gotten so relaxed I forgot to take a picture of the socks I gave to a friend. Pair #29 was the leftovers of my Opal banana socks, size 5 in Eleanor pattern. #30 is the New Years Sockamania pattern pair #31 is just boring pair of socks that seemed to cause a lot of trouble... but it is what my friend wanted! See you next month. sockergirl
I finished up last year with 38/52 pairs knit, most of which were completed prior to August. Then I went to China, came back to get interested in knitting a couple of cardigans, took a cruise (three pairs of socks plus one sweater start to finish). Returning home, I found I was relocating to the UK in the next four weeks.
So naturally, I started another sweater - go figure.
But I am now sort of settled in Camberley and have this
sitting on a side table in my living room.
It is the balance of the yarn I need to plow through. And perhaps a couple of extra skeins since I don't always count really well.
Since the picture last week, I am back on line (no internet x 2 weeks - try it - you won't like it!)
I have finished pair #39
out of Opal. The pattern is Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen (reference on Ravelry)and they are one of the best fitting pairs I have ever knit.
A pair of blue ribbed boot socks out of College Hill Yarn (aged probably years in my stash)
and Pair # 41
and a pair of miss-matched socks that you can see started in that baggie at the top of the box.
Since Blogger has decided not to let me upload any more pictures, the final ones are just links over from my own server.
I will add pictures of #41 along with #42 in the next couple of days as soon as I finish the toe on the second.
I have finished pair 39. These are Furrows knit in in Fleece Artist Merino in the Hercules color. 64 stitches and size 1 (2.25mm) dpns. These are a very quick knit. Off to knit more, pair 40 is close to being finished. Monica
I have finished pair 38. These are knit in Wollmeise Sock Yarn in the Zenzi colorway. I love this yarn. The pattern is Mini Pretzel Twist. They were knit on size 1 (2.25 mm) dpns. Pair 39 is close to being finished.
Pattern: Adapted from Knitty's Thuja by Bobby Ziegler Yarn: Chasing Rainbows Dyeworks (60% superwash merino, 30% bamboo, 10% nylon) Needles: 2.25mm
No pics yet, but pair 31 is done except for one toe's worth of Kitchnering, pair 32 is about 3/4 of the way along, pair 33 is half done. Though I haven't given up on getting 52 done by April 1st, I have to admit the mountain is looking pretty high.
I finished a pair of Kroy Crayon Jacquard vanilla socks. They are just the plain old 60sts on 2.25mm needles, heel over 30sts, toe to 20sts thing. I started them on January 4, finished January 18. Worked on-and-off on them since I had a couple of otherthings to do, too.
Next up is a pair of gift Austermanns. The occasion is next Friday. If I can't get them done in time I'll have to give one with an IOU for the other! (I've done it before!)
... I think I can ... actually complete 52 pair. I was really begining to worry. But now that I have less than 20 left to go it doesn't seem so impossible. I have finished pair 34 and 35.
The Mountain Color Bearfoot in the Firestorm color are a 4 x 2 rib knit on size 1 needles and 60 stitches. And the green/purple.gold pair are Great Adirondack Soxie in the Kenya color. 68 stitches and size 1 dpns. I have 2 more pair close to being finished. I really admire all the sock knitting that has been going on here.
I finished up the child socks needed for Sunday's birthday party last night. Started January 9th, finished the 10th. Made with one skein of Regia Cotton Jacquard. They are a touch long for the Littlest One, so they should be fine or the same for the intended recipient. He'll be six, but he and the Littlest One are the same size even though there is 364 days difference in the ages. I'd rather give them a bit big than be too small.
I knitted socks for every member of my family (small family, my moms side) for Christmas. All but one pair were finished in time, and since last week they were all finished. These are pairs 17 to 22 for this KAL. I won't make the total, but I keep knitting!
Here are pictures of all but one pair :
From left to right, top to bottom :
- For my aunt - For my mom (pair finished late!) - For my uncle - For my grandfather - For my sister
Missing is the pair of socks for my grandmother I never got a picture of them. And I posted the socks for my boyfriend and other sister before.
Two more pair finished and 2 more very close to being done.
Pair 32 is a pair that I actually started about a year ago. I finished the first one and never started the second one. They are knit in Opal Fish and are a simple 3 x 1 rib with a plain stockinette stitch foot.
Pair 33 is Zig then Zag but with a short row heel rather than a heel flap. The yarn is Stone Barn Fibers in the Lamurple colorway.
To have knit another pair so soon with all the holiday knitting was amazing for me, but it seems I'm on a roll. This is just a plain ole sock pattern, with a Sockotta blend. Most exciting - these are a present for Christmas '08!
Just finished these last night. Pair 31. They are knit in Yarn Love yarn I don't remember the name of the colorway. Just a simple 3 x 1 rib on the leg and a stockinette stitch foot. This was a huge hank of yarn, I have plenty left to knit some baby socks or a pair of fingerless mitts.
I have finished 2 more pair. Yay!!!! I am up to 30 now and working on #31 ...(32, 33, 34, and 35...) I have a lot of single socks laying about. The first pair is Cool Breeze knit in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox in the Baby Blues color.
And the second pair is a cable pattern knit in Spritely Goods in the Peppercorn color.