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29. June 2015 18:14
by Jobo

Sock Knitting Challenge - Pair #7

29. June 2015 18:14 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Last week I managed to finish another great looking pair of socks - I'm calling them the "Purple Pinstripe Knock-Offs"... since they're similar to the "Pinstripe" free pattern on Ravelry.  I haven't actually looked at the pattern, but saw many many of them go by in the Addicted to Sock Knitting group on Facebook in the last few months.  I had planned on just doing these ones plain, but then when it came time to switch from Ribbing to the leg I thought - what the Heck!  Be adventurous, and decided to throw in a column of slipped stitches for fun.  I'm not sure if it's the way the Pinstripe Pattern did it, but I do like the way it looks!


The Pattern:

- Composed on the fly... Twisted Rib 1x1 Cuff, Slipped-stitch column every 8 stitches around, Simple Slipped-stitch Gusset Heel.


The Yarn:

- Knit Picks Hawthorne (oops! I threw out the ball band!)


22. June 2015 13:13
by Jobo

Sock Knitting Challenge - Pair Number 6

22. June 2015 13:13 by Jobo | 5 Comments

April was another busy month, but I still managed to finish another pair of completely plain socks.  I've been following along with Heatherly Walker's year of socks with the group, but unfortunately my brain power has been limited due to lack of sleep.  PLAIN SOCKS IT IS.


The Pattern:

This time, I decided to work a pair in my own plain sock pattern.  I've knit enough pairs of socks now that I don't really have to think.  My favorite structure is top-down, twisted rib cuff, slipped stitch gusset heel, plain toes.  I'm a simple gal.  These fit well, are easy on the head, and make for excellent mindless knitting.

The Yarn:

Knit Picks Stroll - Handpainted in "Pony Ride" a nice grey, caramel, brown multicolored skein.  (it makes me think of Calico Kitties)



16. January 2010 00:50
by Jobo

Sock Wars V... the Stitch by Stitch Account

16. January 2010 00:50 by Jobo | 0 Comments

As scheduled, the patterns were available on the sock wars website... 4 of them!  one was a men's pattern, plus 3 more general ones.  Only one of the patterns had photographs, the rest considered mystery ones.  Just looking at the Jekyll and Hyde pattern, it looked fairly easy, so I chose it and was off to the races.  In retrospect, maybe I should have test knit one or two of the other ones, because once I started in on the one I chose, I realized how much of a pain those twisted stitches are to work.  Sigh.  Hopefully I get better at them and it doesn't hold me back too much.

9 pm Atlantic Time... the big choice and the cast on!

10 pm Atlantic...

sock wars cuff #1

Cuff #1 is finished - simple twisted 1x1 ribbing.  no problems there ;)

11:30 pm Atlantic

sock wars sock #1 leg 

In the learning process... I actually messed up my first "pattern" repeat (around 6 rows) and had to frog back and knit them again.  I think I have it all figured out now, but those twisted stitches are more of a pain than I thought, and my hands hurt a little already from all the awkward hand movements.  I hope it gets easier.  (Assassin if you are listening... don't worry!  I'm tougher than I look!)

Almost time for bed... hopefully when I cast on the second sock in the morning things will go a little faster.  You know how it goes, it always seems like things go slower the first time around!  Or at least that's what I'm telling myself, since I thought I'd be farther along by now!

Goodnight Knitters... see you in the AM - with tea in one hand and knitting in the other!

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