Sock a Month Knitalong 3

Saturday, June 30, 2007

June Socks Just in Time!

Sorry for the lousy picture; they just got finished at 11:45 tonight! KnitPicks Bare fingering dyed with KoolAid, knit with US 1 DPNs using a generic sock template tweaked by me. They started as Horcrux socks, but I didn't like the combo of striped yarn and lightning shaped scars. The Koolaid color recipes are at my blog.

Now off for a snack before bed; I've been knitting frantically for a while! LOL


June Socks--Just under the wire!

It's 68 minutes to midnight and I just got these on the blockers:

Just in time for the movie premiere, Gryffindor socks!

Pattern: Roza's socks
Yarn: VanCalCar sock yarn
Needles: Lantern Moon Sox Stix, size one

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Pair for June

Here's my pair for June, still have 4 pairs on needles and two of the pairs that just need toes.

This pair I sent to my SP10 pal and they fit, Woot.

Have a great Long Weekend! Time to finish those socks for July.


More Baby Socks!

While I am working on grown up ones, I have been churning out baby ones as presents. Here is the latest favorite for June. I really love the knit/slip heel.

Bunny hugs,
Some Bunny's Love

June Socks

Two pairs for me in June:

One: KnitPicks Parade that I've had forever. I just wanted something quick, and I think the goal has been accomplished. Done in 3 mm needles.


Two: Waving Lace socks from Interweave Favorite Socks, done in 2.5 mm needles.


That makes 11 pairs so far for 2007 :)


Just under the wire

Finished my socks for this month tonight. They're baby socks but they are still socks. Chevron Lace Baby socks from Interweave knits. I have done a lot of knitting this month but most of my sock knitting has ended in frogging. I have one pair in particular that has been frogged and reknit no less that 6 times trying to find a stitch pattern that works with the yarn. June was not a good month for my knitting. I hope to have better results in July. Photo is not very good but it is late here. Will try to get a better picture tomorrow in the sunlight.

Hey, I made it!

I just very recently joined the group, and this is my very first blog entry ever. Here are my June socks, made from Meilenweit Bosco in color #3512. They are toe up with Turkish cast on, garter stitch short row heel ala Lucy Neatby, and Elizabeth Zimmermann's sewn bind off. I used Knit Picks classic circulars in size 0, at 9 spi.

I have so enjoyed viewing everybody else's photos.

June socks, 3 more pairs of socks

Yarn: Regia Stretch sock yarn 2x50g
Needles: US 0/2mm Addi Turbos 40"
Start: 6/24/2007 End: 6/28/2007

Book: Sensatinal knitted Sock 66 stitches
Yarn: Regia Stretch sock yarn 2x50g
Needles: US 0/2mm Addi Turbos 40"
Start: 6/24/2007 End: 6/28/2007

Pattern: Chevon with modified stitches 64 stitches
Yarn: Regia Fach Haltbar Stretch, 2x50g 70%Wool, 7% Polyester, 23 Polyamid
Needles: US 0/2mm Addi Turbos 40"
Start: 6/17/2007End: 6/24/2007
Here are my three pairs of socks I made in June, I almost forgot to post them. It's rather busy work life and have been working almost every weekend. Anyway, I also posted them in my 52 weeks pair KAL. I am way behind in the my 13 weeks but only 7 pair so far. OTN is another pair of chevon sock. I think it is going to be fast. The color chevon sork will be my friends' brithday. -Esther

June socks - just under the wire

I actually knit three pairs of socks in June. These are the first pair; completed the first few days of June. I've been very proficient in sock knitting but completely lazy with photographing and blogging about said socks. These are my favorite of the three pairs. They're the Little Child's Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. I used J-Knits in the Indiana colorway. These were great fun to knit.

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Hogwarts Swap Socks for June

I finished these some time ago; they've been hanging around waiting for blocking. It looks like THAT isn't happening this month, so here they are.

The cuff pattern was lifted from a lovely picture of the Yarn Harlot's socks here. I dyed the yellow yarn myself, but was afraid that if i hand-dyed the black it might bleed, so I bought that. When I get back from my camping trip, they will sail off to their new owner, my secret pal in the Hogwarts Sock Swap.


Flyin' Needles

June socks, calling it close this time.

June socks are done just under the wire.
Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Needles: #3 Addi Lace, Magic Loop
Pattern: Toe up, but I tried something differnt with the heel turn, it's flap then short rows, I'm still trying to decide if I like it or not.



June socks, calling it close this time.

June socks are done just under the wire.
Yarn: Cascade Fixation
Needles: #3 Addi Lace, Magic Loop
Pattern: Toe up, but I tried something differnt with the heel turn, it's flap then short rows, I'm still trying to decide if I like it or not.


Yikes--I almost missed it!

I worked diligently to make sure these were done for June--and then I almost forgot to post them! I have many single socks done for the month, but I'm pretty sure this is my only completed pair--for my sockapalooooza pal.

japanese feathers

Pattern: Japanese Feathers
Yarn: Sharing Kona Merino
Time: about two weeks, non dedicated.

Coming in Under the Wire

Boy do I cut it close!! I finally finished my June socks.

I started them on June 2 and it took me all month to finish a pair of socks knit on size 5 dpns with worsted weight wool. Sad.


June socks

Here are my June socks!

Pattern: Shimmer, from the March 2007 Magknits
Yarn: SWTC Tofutsies, in Foot in the Door colorway

More details will be posted later next week on my blog.

Food/Crafts/Books Girl

June socks!

Here are some June socks for you.

Eleanor socks by Gigi Silva
Made with Spritely Goods Misty Mountain (Sprite)

These were such instant gratification. :)


trailing behind for June

whew, that was close

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yarn: Knit Picks Memories in Morning Glory
needles: Size 1 (2.5mm) Addi Turbos 40"
Magic loop two at once.
pattern: my usual toe up sock pattern with a simple little slip stitch pattern for interest.

I really liked knitting with yarn, and it was pretty even without the pattern. it's too bad Knit Picks is discontinuing the Memories line.

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Just in time again


Pattern: Denmark Socks from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road
Yarn: Less than two skeins of Sheldridge Farms Ultra Soft Touch Heather in Crocus
Needles: US 1 Addi Turbos
Modifications: none
Date Started: February 25, 2007
Date Completed: June 30, 2007
Time: 17.75 hours

Kris Crafts!

Pre 4th of July socks!

I'm going to my family's cabin for the long weekend - and wanted some new anklets for the evenings.

These are just plain toe up socks, knit on size 0 needles, out of a 'rare jem' colorway from Socks that Rock.

Happy 4th of July to everyone!


Siljas socks for June.

yarn: Kool-aid dyed Silja sockyarn
pattern: June socks in Sokker 2007
Needles: 3 mm dpns

Buckeye Socks

Yarn: CIder Moon in Buckeye Bliss, the Glacier weight.
Pattern: Campfire Socks on the Cider Moon Website.
This is a great quick knit! More details on my blog
Laura L.

Early socks but late post

I finished these socks early in June but forget to put a photo in our blog. So they turned really late now. ;)

I knit this pair for a German knitalong and it is a handpainted yarn we used. It was fun to see how the colouring turned out with the different patterns.
By the way, this pair is just for myself. Nobody else will get it.



Lazy summer socks

Pattern: Lazy summer socks from the book Knitting lingerie style
Yarn: 100g Brilla
Needles: 3 mm


Just in Time!

Whew! I just finished my June socks. I do still have to weave in 2 ends, but that will be done as soon as I finish this post.

Sockamania June

Pattern: River Valley Socks by Anni Design
Yarn: Tofutsies, color 793
Needles: Crystal Palace size 2 dpn



Feather and Fan for June

I finished these way back at the beginning of the month, but stupid blogger wouldn't let me upload them then and then I forgot! Here's a link to their picture, since the original is trapped on my dead laptop.

I'm hoping to get one more pair finished up tonight!



Two for June

I finished these two days ago, and just love the colorway. More pictures and pattern/yarn details are available.
Earlier this month, I also finished a pair of Hufflepuff socks for my Hogwarts Sock Swap pal. This particular type of chevron was a lot of fun to knit. Harry Potter fans will notice the Dobby touch in these socks (due to a dyelot error). More pictures and details in this post.

Cheers : )
limedragon :-: Harriet

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Baby Socks....for June

Baby socks from Knitdaily free pattern by Anne Budd. It's the Cable Rib Socks, with a short row heel and toe and a zig-zag bindoff.

The yarn is leftover superwash sockyarn in the color Karin from ruby 297 at etsy.

Friday, June 29, 2007


Here they are...completed in Red Deer Alberta a week and a half ago....I can finish socks. I just can't photograph them promptly. They're the April kit from Red Bird Knits. I've already finished a waving lace sock in koigu (single one...they'll be July socks) since. Sigh. Just under the wire. Nice yarn. Nice socks. Pattern a little fiddly to knit, but love the results!!

Finished ~ June Socks

Yarn: Fleece Artist Merino
Colourway: I call it "Cranberry"
Pattern: My own

Fleece Artist is so silky-soft!


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Squeaking by

There's just enough time to sneak in another June pair. Here are my Braided Rice Socks, knitted in Louet Gems from a pattern by Michelle Ogden. I'm really happy with these - both with the yarn and the design of the socks. More cable/textured socks are definitely in my future!

Laura at My Dog Has Fleece

Made It for June!

June Socks done! These are a gift for someone special.
Yarn: Sock it to Me! Collection - Esprit from Elann (98.3% cotton; 1.7% elastic)
Pattern: Lace Anklet by Chrissy Gardiner; CastOn Magazine May-July '07.
Needles: Knitpicks Options size 3 (two circs)
This was a fairly quick knit--once I got used to the "stretchyness" of the yarn. Nothing fancy here, no mods.


June socks are finished! I didn't think I was going to make it on this one, but here they are!

Pattern: Vinnland, from Anti-Craft
Yarn: Paton's Kroy in Orangina, two balls
Needles: 2.25mm for foot, 2.5mm for leg


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Baby socks

Originally uploaded by bianca_b
Breiwerk! Sokken deze keer. Ik kreeg de sokken die ik in de Friendly Socks KAL heb gebreid klaar, en heb van het zelfde garen ook baby sokjes gebreid. Het patroon van de baby sokjes is volledig uit mijn duim gezogen.

Knitwork! I finished the socks in the Mystery Kal for the Friendly Socks Group. Using the same white yarn, I also knit a pair of baby socks. That pattern is made up by me and the result is looking cute.


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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Entrelac socks, and silk socks

I've only completed two pairs in June, but they were done on size 0 needles, so took a lot longer than normal.

The first pair was in Regia silk, for a co-worker. They're a plain-vanilla pair, except for a little cable up both sides.

The second pair is based on Eunny Jang's entrelac socks pattern in Interweave Knits Spring 07 issue. Way back when she was blogging about entrelac socks (more here), she did them in Trekking, and I fell in love with that look, much more than the contrasted colours that ended up in the IK design.

Trekking doesn't actually repeat, so I'm totally surprised that the colours of the socks actually match each other. I was expecting to have more fraternal-looking socks.

Another photo, another mod: I didn't do the cast-off triangles but left the squares because I like the cuff better that way. The other major mod was to switch to size 1 needles after the heel. Otherwise, it was really hard to get the socks past my ankles.


Another Pair for June

Here is my last pair for June

Pattern: 2 x 2 ribbing
Yarn: Regia Cotton Tip & Top Color #4078
Needles: Addi Turbo 2.5 mm
Construction: Top Down, Magic Loop

Check out my blog for more details and to hear about my new job!

second pair for june

they are small ... but very cute! I wanted a quick knit ... and these fit the bill!

Infant Socks from the 2007 Knitting pattern-A-Day Calendar
Austerman Step, colour: Gras
2.5 mm needles
Very fast, very easy -- will do them again if I can figure out where I put the pattern!

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June Ankle Socks

I finished up these ankle socks today, and just as I wove in the ends, they were snagged by my oldest daughter! Ah, well, I guess I have enough Dancing to make another pair - these only took one skein!

Knitting In The North


June Sockotta Footies

So here are my socks for June, a plain ole pair of Sockotta footies in cool, summery stripes.

And look! The stripes actually seem to match up!


And yet another

Well, ONE of them was knitted this month. I started this pair from Nancy Bush's Vintage Sock knitting book; its the Fancy Silk Sock, and I knitted the first sock months ago in my vintage sock KAL. Then finally this month I felt confident enough about lace knitting socks to knit the second one. Notice the second one is noticeably bigger than the first. I used sz 0 US bamboo dpns for both, and I tried and tried to knit tighter as I saw the sock getting larger than the other. Didn't work, though, and I didn't have any smaller needles.
Now, I do. I bought 2 sets of sz 000 circs, one from Addi and one(for a third of the money) Hiya hiya from the Knitting Zone. There doesn't seem to be any such thing as a 00 US needle.
And the size difference in these two socks also reinforces my policy of knitting 2 socks on 2 circs since I learned how to do it. The socks turn out exactly alike. I just juse both ends of the same ball of yarn until it is gone, as that makes it so much easier to periodically let hang and turn to untangle.


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Sockapalooza socks for June

My June socks are for my Sockapalooza pal. I'm very pleased with myself that I got them done early, since they're not due until August. See what a commitment to a sock a month knitalong will do for you?Pattern: Conwy, from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Tulip (twist) from Sunshine Yarns.

A closer look at the stitch detail:This was a very satisfying knit. As a bonus, The Yarn Harlot herself even posed with the beginnings of this sock. I hope my pal likes them!
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