Thursday, January 22, 2009

Change in Pattern Choice

Knit club met tonight and we have decided that the Hourglass pattern I had previously chose to knit is not working out for any of us so we have changed our January sock pattern to Deby Lake's Tidal Wave Socks.Needless to say what we accomplished tonight was the decision that the other pattern was not for us.
Knit club will meet next on Monday night, February 2nd.Seee you there.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gawd! I hate coming up with titles!

It's true I do detest coming up with titles for my posts.I am not a non witty person but geesh to come up with inventive titles about blog posts leaves me flat at times.

Anyhoo, knit club met last night and Nathalie treated us by bringing in her completed November and December socks. She did a wonderful job.

What a pair!
Nathalie's November sock
Nathalie's December sock

It was a productive night as we were able to finish the cuffs of our new project and begin the pattern. If you recall we are using theHourglass pattern from

At our last meeting I brought in a pair of knee high socks that I made using Briggs&Little "Tuffy" yarn and I was asked to supply the particulars of this pattern as I had adapted it to use circular needles. Please understand this is not my pattern but a pattern from the book "The Best of Lopi" by Susan Mills&Norah Gaughin. This is a wonderful book published by XRX full of many beautiful patterns. I feel I must explain my fascination with Lopi. Although my mother knitted when I was a youngster she stopped when I was still very young. Even though Mum is a teacher she never taught any of us 3 girls to knit, that I am aware of. Mum knit mainly mittens and baby items. Consequently I missed out on the ever popular Lopi sweater craze. Needless to say I am wild about Lopi. Anyways, I don't like to knit socks on DPNs as I suffer from SSS (second sock syndrome). Consequently I translate all DPN sock patterns into circular patterns and my love of sock knitting is now up there with my love of lace knitting. I am offering the adapted Lopi sock pattern as a free pattern but if you love knitting socks on DPNs please purchase the book. Heck purchase it anyway as a gift for yourself. Remember your family and friends need you to have all the pattern options you can manage.That way they benefit too! There see it will actually be a gift for them as well.

See you all next Thursday at Reads.Until then remember "It's Hip to Knit"

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Post Holiday Note

I guess I better correct a mistake.We meet at Reads not Reid's.Sorry about that.We did meet on the 5th and will meet again on January 12th. The next sock pattern we will be working on is Hourglass by Bev Elicerio from I completed the December socks.Which was the Cabled Corn pattern.I knit them using On You Toes Dk boot sock yarn.The pictures are below.

Before the holidays I knit a scarf from the little box of scarfs using Red Heart foxy and Sean Sheep mixed together.It only took hours to do and I enjoy wearing it as either a scarf or shawl.

I knit the easy mohair shawl I had also made for my daughter but I used Moda Dea Tweedle Dea yarn and added tassels.Very easy to make and nice and toasty.

I decided I needed a tiny pair of socks ornament and using Magic Loop I made a tiny pair.I found Amanda Cathleen's Itty Bitty Teeny Socks and knit up a pair.

I also knit a tiny sweater ornament. There is no picture of it as it is packed away with our holiday ornaments.It took 4 hours to knit and turned out lovely.The pattern for it can be found at and a pair of minature socks. HeartStrings FiberArts.

Also knit but no pictures are a pair of knee length socks made with Briggs and Little Tuffy yarn out of a lopi pattern, 2 hats from Lopi patterns and 2 pairs of socks for my neices. Busy,busy!
I am back to work tomorrow but will see you Monday night at Reads for some fun knitting.

Happy days to You

Monday, January 5, 2009

A Quick Note

Well the holidays are over and knitting club is meeting tonight January 5th at 6pm! Sorry about the short notice.Do try and attend.
I was very busy prior to the holidays and worked a lot during so my posts were nonexistent.I did knit a number of items and I will upload details later about them with pictures and links.

Have a Great Day