Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lots of Socks ... and a few Mittens

Sock Madness 8, (March 3 - June 22)

& Tour de Sock 2014, (June 1 - July 23)

... and some Mittens

Monday, May 19, 2014


The pattern, by Lipp Holmfeld, can be found in Vogue Knitting Winter 1990/91.  
It is included in an article by Mary Rowe and references her book, Knitted Tams, 1989.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Mittens, socks, and dishcloths

Hiroshige Mittens by Hanneke Siebens, sold on Ravelry.

Sock Madness 8, Round 4 bonus sock, Cathedrals by Gina Meyer, aka Nikiana on Ravelry.
NB: Sock Madness patterns not available yet, possibly around the end of June?

Sock Madness 8, Round 4 competition socks, Shakertown Fences by Lorain Pettit, aka rainbowknittr on Ravelry.

Sock Madness 8, Round 3 bonus socks, Amalia by Mylene Pijpers, aka RMyleneP on Ravelry

... and a garter stitch dishcloth.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

More finished projects

Round 3 of SM8 is the competitive sock, Rainbow Pipes and Linen Stitch,  with buttoned reversible cuffs, by Aurélie Colas, (aka spinnygonzalez on Ravelry.)  Round 3 started with 357 knitters, on 11 teams, still in the competition and will end up with as many as 286 for the next round!!!  That's a lot of knitters worldwide.  ♥

Then, I made my first tam participating in the April MAL (mystery along,) for the pattern, InfiniTam, by Deborah Tomasello.
I chose 1 of 4 options offered in 5 clues during the month - so many permutations - hence the pattern name, ingenious and fun!!!   ♥

Monday, March 31, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

'Diamond Shreddies' socks

Round 2 of SM8, (Sock Madness 8,) by Carrie Van Kessel, (aka yarnmagnet on Ravelry.)
nb competition patterns are usually released as early as June.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Marit Emstad's Selbuvotter,

- a smaller version of Marit Emstad's original mittens

Pretty yarn, plain vanilla socks

Kroy Socks FX, 2 balls of yarn, (100g)
64-st socks using 2.25 mm circs, taat ML and taat 2-circs
first time making a Cat Bordhi sweet tomato short row heel

Friday, March 07, 2014

Brucie _Sock Madness 8, 2014, round 1

Brucie by Amy Rapp aka knitmagic 
- a SM8 pattern, round 1 of 7 plus 1 optional one; round 1 is a qualifying round, rounds 2-7 are competition knock-out ones.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Ravellenic 2014, Folkloric Blocks Mittens

Mittens from the sweater pattern by Celeste Pinheiro in Knitters Magazine #85, Winter 2006.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

'Foolish Virgins' mittens

I have long admired the wonderful talents of designer, Kaffe Fassett, especially this pattern, Foolish Virgins sweater, republished in the book, Kaffe's Classics, Taunton Press, 2000.

The colours here were inspired by the scarf version in his book, Kaffe Knits Again.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014