Friday, September 21, 2012

On and off the needles

So along with all the fiber that came into the house this week there was a little knitting too. The number 1 project is still the BIG BLACK socks for my son.

I need to borrow his size 13 feet for a minute to determine if I can start the toe. Hopefully they will be around some time tomorrow.

So even though that sock didn't get finished I did finish a sock for me. These are my EasyGoing Alice socks. The color in the second pic is truer - the yarn is a creamy white with bits of black, blue, pink and yellow.

The pattern is EasyGoing - you can see it here on Ravelry. It is a free pattern. I love the cable down the side and the way she wrote the pattern. Instead of this cable being at the ends of your needles as you knit down the leg, she positions the cable in the center of the needles and then you shift the pattern when you start the heel turn. Very clever and no problems with dropped stitches at the beginning or end of a round.

The yarn is from Three Irish Girls. It is the Cashmerino Fingering and has 10% cashmere and it feel soooooooo good!! I think I got this from Loopy Ewe but I don't see this color there now. However there are a couple other colors that are calling my name like Strawberry Fields Forever and Mairin.

I LOVE sock yarn and last night I came across this new online magazine - The Sock Report - check it out here. You can buy the patterns individually for $6.50 or all of the patterns for $16. Since there are at least 3 patterns I love I'll be buying the whole package.

Well here's hoping that you have a lovely weekend. I'm planning to stay home and sew and knit and cross stitch. There wasn't enough of those activities in my week so far.

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. I have found the larger the foot is, it is better to do a toe-up sock. Then you won't be likely to run short of yarn before the toe. I like that sock with the cable down the side.

  2. Love your socks - added the the Easy Going Socks to my queve.

  3. Sounds like you are going to have a great week-end! I love the socks that you knit!

  4. Great socks! Gotta check out that cable pattern; thanks for the info. Any tricks for knitting on black yarn? Amazing how those colors call to you, isn't it?

  5. I love your sock!!!
    I almost gave up on socks yesterday--I definitely put the pair I was working on in 'time out' for the rest of the day!!!!
    but today I got them out again and keep on keeping on!!
    would you believe that one sock I had to restart '9' times--yep!!!!
    even though I work my socks on dpn's I work them together on 2 sets of needles--then I have a pair done with one is done!!!!
    Happy knitting--
    Hugs,Di and miss gracie

  6. Black socks are good, but oohhhhh.....the other one is just so fun!


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