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  • knitting1105 11:40 am on March 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Rainbow Groove 

    This morning I woke up to several inched of surprise snow on the ground, and only a couple of days after the first day of Spring!  Not happy.  So, this bright post will remind me of what is sure to be around the corner: colors and flowers and sun.  My knitting and spinning has been on a total Rainbow groove, I originally called it a rut, but my friend Andi from SnB said that there is no way that rainbows are a rut.  Is it my desire for spring, or just need for more color in my life?

    First I knit with this amazing yarn, Monkey socks in progress.


    Which inspired the purchase of this fiber:


    Which prompted me recently to go to Knitterly Things, and look at her beautiful self-striping yarns, they have been on my radar for a long time.  So, my splurge included this Vesper Sock yarn, I was originally going to get another rainbow, but opted for a more serene color palate:


    And, while I was there, these mini wee-skeins called to me to be knit up into something hopefully creative…


    And for a true rainbow, I am making the Dot socks from the Vogue Sock Knitting on the go:


    Here is my cuff, using JaWoll Sock yarn for this:


    And to be totally forthright, as I was organizing and cleaning my stash today, I forgot that I had purchased this last fall at Wisconsin Sheep and Wool from River’s Edge Fiber Arts


    Happy Spring everyone!

    • FogKnits 12:40 pm on March 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Love each and every one of them! I’m a bit of a rainbow addict too 🙂


    • Linda 5:07 pm on April 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Beautiful socks….love the orchid heel. I have not tried this pattern yet; makes me want to get started.


  • knitting1105 2:31 pm on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: free sock knitting pattern, Jawool sock yarn, knitting socks,   

    Transition Socks 

    I made these socks for my BIL.

    Steves Socks

    If you remember, We had a small family gathering and I made knitted items for 8 people.  Steve and Dan got socks.  These were made with Jawool sock yarn, which has proven to be a winner for durability and wear.  My husband has some socks from this yarn that are just now wearing out after over 15 years!  This is a great staple yarn, it also comes with a matching reinforcing thread on the inside.  Great workhorse of a sock yarn.

    988_SI started these socks with a 1×1 twisted ribbing for 24 rows in black for the cuff, then when I transitioned to the leg of the sock, I did stockinette.



    This would work beautifully with a yarn that transitions colors also.

    Steves Socks2

    Here is the pattern:

    Transition Socks


    • Yvonne 3:05 pm on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Real nice. Which method do you prefer? Toe up of cuff down? I am working now on my first toe up but have been running into problems at heel. I am also doing it on 2circular needles. I think I am messing up which directions sometimes I am turning or not. I’ve already undone the heel 3 times. Crazy.


    • knitting1105 3:13 pm on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks Yvonne. I prefer cuff down, I have a high instep and can make that to fit, and also knit the foot to the correct length. Toe-up is great if you want to use all of the yarn that you have. I have 2 small skeins of a gradient that I will be doing as toe-up to maximize the use, however I still find it difficult to get the instep I like that way. I always knit with 5 dpn’s so can’t help you much with the 2 circulars. Using the dpn’s, there is always the bottom half of the sock on 2 needles and the top on the other 2. Makes knitting the heel easier in my opinion.


    • V o n n a 8:07 pm on January 31, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Love the color.


  • knitting1105 3:56 pm on February 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bjork, Colbert Report, knitting socks   


    Well, I am still working on my Boreal socks, and decided on the second one to try out a short row heel that everyone is talking about in the KAL forum.  I was so intent on trying the new heel technique that I did not think, and knit it to the top of the foot!  Won’t fit my foot, nor anyone else’s I imagine!

    I think that it is a better solution than a simple wrap and knit together short row.  I definitely have to take out this heel, I will compare it to the mate, and see if it is worth taking out that sock to the heel also.  From this photo they look similar, but I think that my mistake heel does not have holes like the other that you see when it is put on…

    On another note, I was watching a recent Colbert Report, and he had the singer Bjork on.  I really want to spin her hair!

    Not sure about the bubble outfit.

    • Tiara 9:18 pm on February 2, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      You’ve seriously brightened by day with this post. I think we all have moments like that. For example, I started a baby cocoon last month and instead of knitting circular I started knitting flat and didn’t even pick up on my error until I was an inch in to the ribbing.


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