Category Archives: summer of socks 07

Hogwarts Sock Swap Socks


Hogwarts Sock Swap Socks, originally uploaded by lyndsey-jane.

I finally finished the socks for my pal! A bit late but hopefully she won’t mind. I made a bookmark from some of the left over yarn – i think its pretty cool!
I’ve made a reasonable start on my sockapalooza socks (third time lucky). My pal as pretty narrow feet so I had to make sure I found a pattern that was suitable, i finally opted for Unst from Nancy Bush’s Knitting on the Road. I’ve turned the heel and am liking it a lot. I will post photos once I’ve decreased the gusset and it looks like more than just some random yarn on cocktail sticks.

After completing my first of socks for summer of socks so quickly it then took me a while to get another fo, but this is pair two and pair three shouldn’t be too far behind.

I’ve been having issues with my ME over the past 10 days or so, and i’ve worked out that it flares up when my diet is bad, so after receiving a HUGE delivery of food (so much fresh fruit and veg my fridge is overflowing) i’m hoping to be back on track very soon. It is annoying me at the moment as it means that i can’t concentrate for long and it making HP slow progress. Whereas I would normally have it finished in a couple of days i’m only on chapter 10 at the moment. I’m wishing  I had bought the audio book as well and I could have listened when feeling tired and read when i could. Let’s hope the good food helps. So far it hasn’t as I cut my little finger pretty bad slicing red pepper earlier on – not so bad it needed stitches but still bad enough. I’m normally so careful and can’t remember the last time i cut myself chopping veg (if ever) but am i glad that I didn’t sharpen it before chopping or it could have been worse. It is making typing a nightmare though as i sort of touch type – i use all my fingers but not necessarily for the correct keys but it works for me. Thankfully, it doesn’t effect my knitting just the ability to wash up (Yay!)

For all those on Ravelry have you joined the Sock Knitters Anonymous group yet? They are having year long knitalong with contest etc worth checking out.

I’m not sure what to do next, read HP, listen to new Lime n Violet and knit or listen to my audiobook (The Rotter’s Club – great so far) and knit. Decisions, decisions.

Summer Of Socks 07 (pair 1)


I have finished my first pair of socks for Summer of Socks 07 and have cast on for number 2


Pattern: Haiku Flower Socks

Yarn: Valley Yarns Longmeadow – Seafoam

Needles: Brittany Birch 3.25mm dpnd

Mods: None

Karl has been moaning about his cold feet so I am knitting him a pair of thickish (DK weight) socks using the Basketcase socks pattern and Jaegar Baby Merino DK in a variagated brown/green.

Summer Of Socks Progress


I decided to make the Haiku Flower socks for myself and have ordered some Panda Cotton for my Sockapalooza pal. The Haiku Flower Socks are a really quick knit. It only took me two days (of knitting whilst watching a couple hours of TV) to finish the first one. I really like this yarn, it is so soft. It will be interesting to see how it wear and washes. If it seems to be ok, then I may be tempted to make top out of it.

Haiku Socks

I have cast on the second sock and knit on pattern repeat so hoping to have my first Summer of Socks FO in the next day or so.

Summer of Socks Goals


Summer of Socks 07 officially starts today! I decided to mark this by setting out my goals. Some people have decided to worked solely on socks all summer. I have some tops I plan on knitting over the summer, so have decided that my goal is to knit 2 pairs a month for the duration. I have some great sock yarn in my stash and want to use Summer of Socks as an excuse to use some of this.

The socks that I really really want to knit are:

Twinkle Toes – (for Sockapalooza) Valley Yarns Longmeadow
RPMSock Hop Sock Yarn
PomatomusThe Yarn Yard Sock Yarn
Friday Harbour from Knitting on the Road – Fyberspates BFL

I am putting Ms Marigold in time out for the moment as I think I may need to frog some of it. There is a slight irregularity in the fabric and as it front and centre every time I pick it up I notice it. I am off to cast on my Sockapalooza socks and swatch for Isabella.

(eta: After much hassle I have decided against Twinkle Toes as I hate the figure 8 cast-on!)