My Christmas Socks…

…are done.  That’s all that matters.  ;op

CSM Socks: Christmas 2009 Lorna's Laces "Sugarplum"

Project: 3×1 Ribbed CSM socks

Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sugarplum (the limited edition Jimmy Beans Wool color)

Needles: 72 stitch cylinder

Time to knit: Two hours.  hehehe  ;o)

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My current gift sock progress:

Progress ...

There are five socks there.  I’m not sure how many I need to make yet, maybe another two pair?  (yes, I need to vacuum.  I’ll do it on Saturday.  Okay maybe I’ll put the Roomba in there later, this is kind of embarrassing.)

Even with all the crazy…

…around here lately, I managed to finish something!  Remember these?  Well now they look like this:

FO: Isle Caribe Socks

I did a Sherman Heel – my favorite since there are virtually no holes.

Isle Caribe Heel

Just in time for the end of Summer of Socks ’09 (my ONLY PAIR this summer, I’m such a SS failure!) and the weather to turn chilly in the Northeast, too!  ;o)

Details:

Pattern: My own toe-up magic-ish cast on, Sherman Heel, 1×1 rib sock pattern

Yarn: My own handspun – 4oz of sport-weight in the Freckle Faced Fibers colorway ‘Isle Caribe’

Needles: Size 3 Addi circs

Next up:

Aestlight Shawl - the beginning

Aestlight shawl in Malabrigio sock won in a blog contest at Risa’s (thanks for picking my name out of the hat!)

Also, thank you all for your congrats and well wishes regarding my bags being offered at a yarn shop in my area!  You guys are awesome and the reason why I keep sewing like a madwoman!  :o))

p.s.  If anyone is interested, I started a FaceBook fan page for Stitched – I’ll post updates n stuff on there and you all are welcome to share your thoughts on your bags!  Thanks again!

April…

…done.

Fox Grape Leyburn Socks

I’ve finished the April socks for my 2009 Personal Sock Club and I’m completely smitten with them.

Fox Grape Leyburn Socks - Leg

I did not follow the Leyburn pattern for the toes or the heel.  I used the Magic Cast on for the toe and Wendy’s Toe-Up Sock with a Difference (PDF link) heel recipe for the heel.

Fox Grape Leyburn Socks - Heel

The heel I chose begins the gusset increases in the middle of the bottom of the foot which I thought looked pretty cool.  The only thing I didn’t like about it was it took me for-freaking-ever to do the heels.  If I didn’t have such fat heels (or high insteps – whichever), I’d have done the regular short row heel like the pattern directs.

I am so totally loving these socks – I’ve worn them for three days.  I should probably take them off and wash them eventually… ;o)

Project Details:

Pattern: Leyburn Socks [Rav Link]

Yarn: Autumn House Farms Strideaway Sock Yarn in the colorway ‘Fox Grape’ purchased Rhinebeck 2007

Needles: Knitpicks 2.5mm circs

Started April 2 – Finished April 19, 2009

When I finished these on Sunday I had no plan whatsoever in place for what was going to be up next.  Sure I have a ton of WIP’s but most of them are socks and I wanted to do something that wasn’t on leetle tiny needles for a change.  It took me a day but I decided…

Lady Eleanor - the beginning

I’m on tier 3 and loving it – got the hang of backwards knitting too.  ;o)

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