Thursday, December 31, 2015

Some highlights...knitting version...

Just squeezing in here under the wire... where does the time go? In looking back over 2015 I see that my knitting consisted of socks, socks and more socks... plain vanilla stockinette socks...nothing fancy but very satisfying. Some were for me and some I gave away but I enjoyed knitting all of them. Here are a couple of the pairs I did...


Blue Moon Socks that Rock yarn...Room without a Roof colorway...


Blue Moon Socks that Rock yarn...Beach Blanket Bingo colorway...

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Blue Moon Socks that Rock yarn...Chickabiddy colorway...

You can check out Blue Moon Socks that Rock here they are always changing their inventory. Love their yarn and the names of their colorways!



Opal yarn...Bootsfart colorway...


The beginning of my newest sock knitting obsession... two different self-striping yarns where you alternate each round... a version of knitting I've seen on Instagram referred to as "ragrug" socks. Both of these yarns are Drops Fabel 903 and 911. I used the Dorothy's Spiral Sock pattern on this pair...which I did finish and give away but this is the only picture I have of them.



This pair is Drops Fabel 905 and 672 just alternating each round ...simple....LOVE the scrappy look! Did the heels in a solid gray.



Another version... my favorite so far but then isn't the last project you've done almost always your favorite?  Drops Fabel 151 and 901 and added solid plum heels. What is so mesmerizing about this knitting is you have no idea what it is going to look like...you get different striping patterns and you have no control over what colors will end up next to each... my version of living dangerously...ROFL... I am soooooo not the "living dangerously" type!

I have another pair in this series on my needles now... hope to have them finished tomorrow for my first pair of 2016... pictures then.  Oh if you are interested in the Drops Fabel yarn you can check it out here on Nordic Mart... nice yarn... good prices.

Now I did do one fancy item... the shawl I made to wear for my son's wedding. The pattern is Reverse Psychology... you can see it here on Ravelry...and the yarn is a gradient set from Kimber's Fiber Optics Paintbox Gradient...which you can check out here. If you sees something there you like don't be put off my the sold out line... email or call her... she has inventory in her brick and mortar store I just don't think she's keeping the website up to date.

This is a wonderful shawl/scarf...the pattern is well written with stitch counts for every row... oh be still my OCD...and the beads added a lovely sparkle and weight.



I am going to knit this again... I have another of Kimber's Paintbox Gradients in shade of purple... just need to look for beads that coordinate.

So it was a very good year crafty wise and otherwise....my older son got married last April and the newlyweds are very happy...and that makes me happy. I love my little house and I'm still tweaking things here and there. I have BIG plans for gardening in the Spring... my new garden wagon is going to get a work out ... life is good...

Thanks to each and every one of you who come and read my ramblings... I appreciate that you take the time to see what I'm up to. Hope that all of you have a HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY New Year!

happy stitching -
carol fun

11 comments:

  1. Just adore the socks! My son has said he will knit me some this coming year. Yay!
    Happy New Year!

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  2. Great socks! What pattern are you following for the Blue Moon socks?

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  3. Hi Rachel... the socks use a K1, P1 rib and then just knit for the leg... I do an eye of partridge heel and go back to just knit for the foot. I cast on 64 stiches and use 2.75 mm needles... works for me...hope this helps. Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Thanks for the info. Love how the heel looks. Trying to get a cast-on for socks in 2016 :)

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  4. There does not appear to be a link for the yarn for Socks That Rock. Am I missing it? Love all the socks you do! You are inspiring, not only in quilts, but socks, too!

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  5. Happy New Year to you and yours x

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  6. Maybe this should be called"Carol's Amazing Socks!!" They are so awesome!

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  7. wow! impressive collection of knitworks! beautiful sockies! I think they all look great. If I were to make some for myself they would have to be loose knee socks. love the colors and like you, the names of the colors! these would cause any feet to be happy feet! lol!
    happy day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  8. wow! impressive collection of knitworks! beautiful sockies! I think they all look great. If I were to make some for myself they would have to be loose knee socks. love the colors and like you, the names of the colors! these would cause any feet to be happy feet! lol!
    happy day!
    xoxo
    vivian

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  9. Gorgeous socks! Almost makes me want to learn to knit them....I will refuse temptation....

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  10. Love all the pairs of socks. They REALLY do rock!! I may have to try your take on the pattern you use. They turn out beautifully. Thanks for the links too.

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