mini socks

December 7, 2008 § Leave a comment

doll socksdoll and her socks

Mini doll hiking socks for a friends doll that she is making for a gift. The doll has a backpack and sleeping bag too so she is prepared for the outdoors. The socks took a little bit of shaping after the heal since the doll has such exquisitely pointed toes, but it seemed to work doing a basic top down sock. The first sock took me a while to do but the second one was a quickie since I had written down how I did the first one. I could become a doll sock, one woman, factory.

Other than making mini socks, I did a lot of sleeping this week. Now I should be ready to get lots of things done this weekend.

Yarn: KnitPicks- Palette (%100 wool), mist

Needles: #1 dpn


Fall socks

October 28, 2008 § Leave a comment


Finished socks hanging out with the pumpkins. I agree with Ryan’s comment and continued the socks- wonky striping and all. That’s the hand knit quality shining through. Now I want more hand knit socks, besides my sock collection has significantly dwindled in the last few years. I think I have a tendency to knit my socks a bit to big because my feet are so wide that the final measurement around is generous for the narrower end of my platypus-shaped foot. You can see a little bit of the bunch around the straps of my shoes. Next time I’ll probably take a little off of that measurement and let the sock stretch to best fit. Extra ease and all, the socks are super cozy.

Yarn: Socks that Rock- Blue Moon Fiber Arts, superwash merino/ lightweight

Pattern: Universal toe-up, with a little 2-stitch cable pattern

wonky striping

October 15, 2008 § 1 Comment


So the question is, why do they stripe differently? Is it where on the yarn I started each sock? Or, is it because it is mill end discount yarn and there are some inconsistencies in the hand dye? I’m secretly hoping it is a defect because that would mean I can’t do anything about it to fix it and wouldn’t be compeled to take out the second sock and start over.  The yarn is a beautiful variety of Socks that Rock- Blue Moon Fiber Arts, superwash merino/ lightweight.

We are taking off today for a little vacation (yea!) at a cabin in the forest. I’m brigning a basket of yarn and a few books. There is hiking and mushrooming around but it may start raining so I plan to be prepared.

Before I go I have a movie recommendation, The Fall. You should rent it, it’s beautiful.

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