Category Archives: Socks

Scott’s Socks

It’s kind of a tongue twister, but Scott’s Socks are finally finished. Bless all of you out there that can pump out sock after sock after sock. I’m lucky if I can finish a pair within a few months…

Scott's Socks
Two Socks

Pattern: Just a basic sock, using the Yankee Knitter pattern #29 as a guide
Yarn: Cascade Heritage Handpaints in Indian Summer
Needles: Addi 32″ 2.5mm
Measurements: Mens US11
Started: February 20, 2009
Finished: April 11, 2009
Other Details: I cast on 68 stitches for the leg and kept the foot at 70 stitches. These fit him perfectly.

And, a very colorful picture to leave you with –


Sunshine yarns store update this coming Tuesday, April 21st. I dyed up lots of Sunsilk (pictured above), a new Luxury Sport and some soft overdyes. There are also mini-skeins to boot! See you there :)

From Chicago

Once again, I find myself behind on blogging. I feel like I have so much to share – and, so little time. This past week has been full of dyeing, reading, celebrating (it was my sort of Leap Day birthday), spinning, and seeing some good friends. Tonight in fact, we just got home from the Avalanche/Red Wings game; fun, fun!

Alas, the picture parade has to start somewhere. A few belated things from our Chicago trip:


On Saturday morning, we walked around the city. It was frigid and windy, but I finally got a chance to wear some handknits! If you ever need to search for winter during the winter, Chicago is a good place to start. We had a great time overall, we even had a chance to have a wonderful dinner at Frontera Grill. It’s hard to find restaurants that serve local, sustainable and healthy food. Major, major kudos to Rick!

And, a few snapshots from the wedding….. the happy couple and Scott with some of his high school buddies!


We also ended up making it to Loopy Yarns again this visit. They are now in a new, much more fabulous location. Since I’ve been in my knitting funk, I didn’t bring any knitting with me on the trip (just books). So, when I saw some yummy colored Cascade sock yarn, I knew I had to cast on immediately. I left with a centre-pull ball and a new Addi 32″ US1 needle (cause you can’t ever have enough sock needles, or sock yarn for that matter).


Voila! Some new socks for Scott are underway.

Spring Forward Finale

I know, I know – its almost Fall and yet I just finished up these socks I started way back when. It actually wasn’t that long ago that I began this pair (our short trip up to Vermont mid-June), but it feels worlds away from where we are right now.

The socks, now that there are two –

Pattern: Spring Forward, by Linda Welch; published at
Yarn: Sunshine Yarns Soft sock yarn in Tea Leaves
Needles: Addi 40″ US1 (2.5mm)
Measurements: To fit my feet, a women’s US 8.5
Started: June 13, 2008
Finished: September 9, 2008
Other Details: I did 3 full repeats for the leg…

Spring Forward

It’s been a while since I’ve wanted to knit socks – I forgot how much I enjoy the tiny stitches on the tiny needles…

The pattern is Spring Forward from the new Knitty. I thought the pattern would be great in a subtle overdye colorway, so I pulled out a skein of Tea Leaves and off I went! The colorway is very unusual, its basically a pale rose color overdyed with a light olive. I think these socks will go with everything when cooler weather hits, don’t you think? I’ll have more of this colorway and lots of other overdyes in my first Saturday, June 21st store update.

Now, for the second sock!

An Ode to Lace

“Well some say life will beat you down, break your heart, steal your crown. So I’ve started out, for God knows where, I guess I’ll know when I get there. I’m learning to fly, around the clouds, but what goes up must come down.” -Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne

Needless to say, it was a magical night at Tom Petty. It was almost as if I was dreaming, or maybe that was just the five shot rum and coke talk’in…. I am exhausted today from all the dancing and screaming! If you have not seen Tom Petty, you must.. and I swear to you its worth every penny.

Since Scott and I had the whole day off yesterday, we made use of the gorgeous day by heading to the park! I started knitting my Go With the Flow Socks out of Summer 2005 IK. We had a great time and even got a chance to play some Frisbee! Yes, a Frisbie playing Frisbee, can you imagine that?! This is my favorite park in Boston since you get a great view of the city and have lots of nice grass and trees, not to mention blackberry bushes! Does anyone know what park I am talking about?! If you guess, you get a prize! Oh, and see Scott sitting there on our blanket in the far right side of the pic?!

And, since that picture was from yesterday morning, here is a more up to date picture of my socks. I am just about halfway done with the leg.

Also, my order came in from Knit Picks today! I wanted to see how their new lace yarns stacked up again the Alpaca Cloud (which I LOVE). So, I bought a few skeins in a few different colors (Lost Lake, Sunset and Vineyard) of the new Shadow lace weight yarn that is 100% merino. The colors aren’t very accurate in my pictures (see the Knit Picks site for better color representation). All in all, go with the Alpaca Cloud if you want something super soft! The Shadow yarn is a bit thicker, has nice color accents and comes in great colors, but the Alpaca Cloud is definitely softer due to it being made out of baby alpaca. Personally, I will use both and there are some new colors in the Shadow series that are absolutely gorgeous (great fall colors too).

I also wanted to see what the new Gossamer lace weight yarn looks like, so I ordered four different colors. The yarn is the same, but the Gossamer has the variegated appeal. Okay people, can you say bright colors! Wow! Its really pretty, but I just can’t picture a shawl in the Rose Garden (the red, orange and yellow) colorway. Maybe I just need to see it knit up first. My favorite colorway out of the ones I ordered is Blue Jeans. If you like blue, go for this one!

And last but not least, I ordered some of their new sock yarn called Essential. This stuff is great and comes in, well, essential colors! I will probably use this to make some manly socks for my dad or my Uncle. The colors seen below are Dusk and Cocoa.