Archive for the 'Knitting' Category

Hedgerow Socks

Hedgerow Socks by you.

Woohoo, I finally finished these socks last night using this pattern!!

9-5 socks

9-5 socks by you.

Hooray, I finally finished these 9-5 socks (and portions of these were knit during the hours of 9-5, shhh)!  They took longer than the regular ribbed socks but they sure are purty.

Jaywalker socks … and I’m still alive!!

jaywalker socks by you.

Oopsie, I guess I took a longer than normal break but now I’m back!  I FINALLY finished these jaywalker socks and I actually ran out of yarn for the right sock!  Oooh, I was so close to being done!  You can probably see where I switched to a new yarn at the toe part.  These were knit with Lions Brand Magic Stripes yarn in jellybean and the right toe was finished with SuperSocke 100.  I hear they don’t make Magic Stripes anymore.  That’s too bad because the Magic Stripes yarn is pretty darn tough.

Market Bag #2

I finished another 100% bamboo yarn market bag and this time I used a contrasting yarn for the handles.  For the next bag I’m going to look for a pattern that has a tighter weave.

Back to some crafty goodness

Now that the show and sale is over, I finally have some time to work on some crafty projects.  Like a lot of people, I’m doing my bit by bringing my own bags to stores.  This is a bag I made with 100% bamboo yarn.  I bought 6 skeins of bamboo yarn a couple of years ago when I first heard about it but I only used one skein for a scarf and the rest got put away in my yarn basket.  When I saw this pattern from Knitty, I knew I had found a great use for my bamboo yarns (OK, my immediate thought was “ooooh, I’ve never worked with hemp yarn before … look at all those pretty colors, I want some!”).  I sort of followed the pattern except I used applied icords as the handles and I switched the garter stitch base to the inside of the bag because I don’t like the look of garter stitches.  I’m already working on my second bag and I think I’ll just keep on knitting bags with my yarn stash and maybe when I’ve made a dent in my stash, I’ll get me some of those cool hemp yarn to play with.

Wednesday WIP – Jaywalker Socks Take 2

I figured out why my first attempt at the Jaywalker socks failed miserably … I used the wrong size needles!  I thought my size zero needles were my size ones for some reason so no wonder I couldn’t get my foot through the sock.  I frogged the sock and started over with the right needles last night and it looks like it’s going to fit just fine.

Speaking of knitting, I think I squealed when I saw Emerson Cod (played by Chi McBride) knit on Pushing Daisies.  He made a couple of gun cozies (very crafty), a vest, and he keeps his stacks of cash in knitted socks (I think they were socks at least).  How cool is that?

Jaywalker socks gone wrong

I started knitting the jaywalker socks this weekend and when I had about 4 inches of the cuff/leg done, I thought I’d try it on to see how it fits.  It DOESN’T!!!  So now I have to rip the whole thing out and start over.  Boo.  I might try casting on 84 stitches instead of 76 stitches and use #2 needles instead of #1 like I did.  I swear my feet are not that big…


Woohoo, I finished my socks late last night!  I had just enough yarn to finish the right sock (my socks are right/left specific like shoes). 

Just look at that sad puppy face…what’s Molly thinking?

Fall is for knitting

Autumn is here and the cool nights make me want to knit (and wear wool socks).  These are my fourth pair of hand knit socks.  I tried to make the stripes match each other and so far so good although it doesn’t look like I’ll have enough yarn to finish the second sock!  I should be done with this pair this week.  There’s nothing like knitting socks to Law and Order marathons in the fall…

Yarn: Lion Brand Magic Stripes in Denim

Needles: sizes 1 (for cuff and toes) and 2 double pointed

Cast on 64 stitches, K3 P1 ribbed pattern

I found an UFO*


Look what I found under my bed…a lone sock!  I started knitting this sock last winter and sort of left it unfinished.  For some reason I had this huge mental block about knitting socks.  I thought it would be too hard for me to learn but I figured it out as I went along.  This would be my 4th pair of knitted socks.  The yarn is Lion’s Brand Magic Stripes.  Do I have a high arch or what?

* UFO – UnFinished Object