Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcome to SSoS 2009/2010!

Yes! Summer is here! Well, the Southern Summer of Socks anyway. By the powers vested in me by, oh, me, I declare summer has commenced! Sock knitters unite!

Bells and I have decided that most of the action this year will happen on Ravelry, in the SSoS group - we both participated in the Tour de France KAL this year which ran entirely on Ravelry and it worked really well!

But we know not everyone is necessarily on Ravelry or has a blog, so if you want to post on the SSoS blog that's absolutely fine, we won't be shutting it down or getting rid of anything, as there's lots of good info and sock knitting on here!

We hope you'll join us and have some fun knitting socks together this summer!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Spoil Me Socks

These socks have to be the longest-to-knit-socks I have ever made!!!

They were started back in May 2008 and finished in January 2009.

It's not that the pattern was hard, it's just that I lost my mojo during that time.

The yarn is The Knittery's Merino Cashmere Sock (old style) in Cherries colourway and the pattern is my own - picot edging, eye of partridge heel and star toe.

There's a little bit about them on my blog Jo Knits (but not very much 'cos I deleted my blog and started again back in December).

On the upside - I think I've got my mojo back!!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lost & Found

Around the same time I joined this blog I lost my sock mojo. Every sock I started ended in the frog pool.

It took me about 2 months to get 3 inches done on the Herringbone sock from Interweave Winter 08. Then I decided it was too much effort and frogged it.

Same goes for everything I tried with the Noro sock yarn I got AGES ago in a fit of excitement about Noro putting out a sock yarn.

But my sock mojo has been found. My sister-in-law gave me a ball of self-striping sock yarn (Online Supersocke 100) for my birthday and I decided to give it another go. Loving the simplicity of stockinette.

colour socks 1

This is my progress in a week.

Sorry if I'm only supposed to post finished socks on this blog. It's been so long since I joined I can't remember the rules!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Last of the Summer Socks

Okay, so I didn't fully complete my challenge which was:

1. Knit more than 5 pairs.
2. Knit only from sock yarn already in my possession.
3. Try magic loop.

But I came close. I failed on the more than 5 pairs but I finished all 5 pairs that I did knit. I knitted only from sock yarn I already had and I tried and successfully completed a pair of socks using magic loop.

Here are the last two completed pairs:

The first pair is Embossed Leaves of which only the pattern part of the sock is the same as the original. The cuff and toe are plain old cuffs and toes. I'm a little bit lazy and took the easy road. They were knitted with Fleece Artist Sokomo in the Mermaid colourway. I really enjoyed knitting these socks.

The second pair are Luminare Socks. I struggled with these. I didn't like the yarn all that much, Knittery Slim Sock in Royal Velvet, and I kept having to rip back so often that it's a wonder they were finished at all. Their redeeming feature is that I love the colour and the pattern was sort of fun. I also made a mistake in not following the pattern properly but they look good and I am pleased with them.

I think I'm a bit socked out so that's all from me until next summer though I will probably knit some more socks during the year.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

personal sockclub '09

second shipment:

Show-off Stranded socks (free) in Wired for Fibre "Rita" - colourway "Sorcery"(?)

and my latest shipment:

Seaweed socks (free) in Wired for Fibre "Rita" - colourway "Kelp"

more details at my blog...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

When does summer officially end?

When does the SSOS officially end? Just in case I dont make it in time, here is my newly finished Escher sock (from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn). Now, it just needs a mate.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Here is another pair

Show-off stranded socks in Blue Moon's Socks That Rock, Fire on the Mountain in mediumweight

Bringing out my (not very) inner colour tart! That's 6 pairs so far and another nearly sock finished (and 2 more just cast on!)