Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It's a Sock Parade!!!!

Warning, many pictures to come!!! I have been a sock knitting fool.... I know ... how is that any different from any other time. I realize now that I cannot compete with many of the sock knitters in SoS 08. Some have knit 12 pair since the beginning of the KAL, which started June 21. Why do my kids think they need to go all these places, and have meals provided, a clean living space and clean clothes? Don't they know there is a sock knitting competition going on?



I have finished a mere 4 pair. The first finished were the ONLine Beach socks, just plain stockinette stitch and a short row heel. This yarn was on sale at a wonderful price to just try it out. I don't know if I will buy more of it though. There were several breaks in this yarn, I think 4 in the second sock. That alone is enough to make me not want to buy more. I love the colors though.









Second off the needles were the Koigu socks . I have named these Pretty in Pink. The color # is KPPPM147. I won this yarn in a sock knit off a couple years ago. I can't wait until it is cool enough to wear these. I want to make another pair, but with yarn that has more yardage. 350 yards just isn't enough for a nice length leg for me, since the foot has to be so long.






The 3rd pair, were knit in the Online Supersocke 100 in the Afrika color, also bought on sale at SSYC. This yarn feels pretty much like Opal. Again a few breaks in the yarn, so I didn't even try to get them to match. I used my Tiger Socks pattern for these. That is a Ravelry link, you can also get it on the Free pattern pages at The Loopy Ewe or on the side bar of my blog if you are interested in it.










Then last night I finished these. I don't know what the color is, but the yarn is Mountain Colors Bearfoot and has been cast on so many times for different socks, I have lost the label. It is predominately reds, with blues and greens. I used the Broadripple pattern, (Hi Rob!!), for the leg with added stitches to make a 64 stitch sock. I knit the foot in stockinette stitch. I bought this yarn from ThreadBear when they were still here in town. Someday I will get to the shop in Michigan.








I have one sock finished in the HipKnits Ophelia sock yarn in the Splash color. I was not aware (I didn't read the directions carefully), of the 2 inch leg rule for the SoS, so I was quite relieved when the cuff of these measured in just at 2 inches at the tallest part of the scallops. I hope that will be sufficient. I am going to give it a try anyway. The driving daughter really likes these, so she just may get them when they are finished.
I have one pair on the needles, but I haven't taken a picture of them yet. I am knitting them in Lime and Violet Sasquatch in the Spooky Pooky color. I have the first one finished and the second one is cast on.


And for a little break from sock knitting, I cast on a pair of fingerless mitts. I am knitting these in Cascade Indulgence on size 2 dpns. I am trying to figure out how I want to finish these, and once I do they will be a pair. The driving daughter was a bit put out to model these, so I better take her to get her haircut to make it up to her. I hope you all have a great week, with a lot of knitting time.

14 comments:

Liz said...

One of these things is not like the other… nice job! You're been working hard lately. Keep it up!

Beth N said...

I love all the socks and mitt--you always pick the prettiest colors. You must have the fastest fingers in the west!

Helen Knits said...

The fingerless mitt is very pretty. I have that Cascade yarn in the same colour too and can't wait to try it out!

The socks are lovely too hard to choose a favourite.

Jane said...

Wow. I am impressed. They all look gorgeous!

Esoteric Knitter said...

You're off to a fantastic start for the SOS '08. :) Keep them comin'!

Lynn said...

GREAT socks!!!! they are all so beautiful! What I ended up doing with the Koigu is buying a separate neutral skein and use it for the heels and toes.
And as far as SOS08 is concerned, don't feel bad, I'm still on sock pair #1!!

Karen said...

WOW!! You are my knitting hero!!! I haven't finished a pair of socks in 2 months now. Still plugging along on the few I have going though. Those mitts are pretty (see I do too like green).

gypsyknits said...

Beautiful work as always.
I don't know why kids think it's necessary to run all summer :)
Don't they know it's the lazy hazy days of summer? LOL

Dawn said...

Those mitts are gorgeous!! I'll have to look for that kind of Cascade! And the socks are pretty cool too as always. :)

LIZZY said...

Hello Monica

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog, as you have seen, I love to knit little cardigans for little people!!!! It keeps me out of mischief!! I am so jealous of your sockability, if that word makes sense!! You seem to turn them out without a bother, and I must not forget to mention those lovely green mits, beautiful!!
LOL Lizzy

Jknits said...

wow o wow! I've got toes and I'm happy so I'm totally in awe of your accomplishments. The mitts are great too - what a lovely pattern.

Missy said...

I love all of those socks, and your fingerless mittens are lookin great so far. Thanks for the comments!!!

Alisha said...

So many great socks!!

In my mind your the sock queen!!

hakucho said...

Oh, boy...that's a lot of socks and they are all so beautiful, each and every one :)