Friday, December 28, 2007

The Great Sock Tragedy 2007

When last you saw the Pine Tree Socks in Yarn Pirate's Shamrock colorway they were both together, just side by side, happy peaceful. A waiting patiently the time when they would come off the needles and be placed on the feet of the knitter who loving knit them.
Tah Dah!!! The firs sock done! I'll be wearing these by New Years eve she thought. Quickly but carefully she proceeded on, then on that fateful day she took it to work to measure how long to knit the 2nd sock. Somewhere between 2:00 and 9:00 sock #1 disappeared. She's checked her knitting bag 3 times, first frantically, then slowly calmly. The cafeteria at work, checked, the car, checked, and double checked, under the bed around the bed in the bed, checked, around her desk, contacting Facilities to check lost and found and nothing. No sign of the sock.
So here sits sock #2 alone, without it's mate, so sad so lonely. Please come home sock 1.

Making signs up to put them up all over work, "Lost 1 green and brown hand knit sock, worn only 1 for one hour. Answers to the name Shamrock. If found please contact Knitstress. There is a reward of 1 skein of Yarn Pirate's Icicle.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Pine Tree toe up Socks

So here I was I was looking for the next sock pattern to knit for a man, but I was going to use Yarn Pirate's Killer Bees colorway, so it just couldn't be something too simple. When low and behold I stumbled across The Pine Tree Toe up Sock pattern . It's Christmas time how perfect these would be if I had some Evergreen... WAIT A MINUTE!!! I have some Yarn Pirate, in the Shamrock colorway.... How absolutely perfect Darling! Can I get them done before Christmas?
Anyone with any ideas about what sock patter would be perfect for the Killer Bees please leave me a suggestion.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

My Ceilidh Socks

These lace socks feature two Celtic lace patterns, with the name coming from the Gaelic "ceilidh" (pronounced kay-leigh) meaning a social gathering, usually with entertaining and dancing. The large lace panel which extends down the front of the sock looks similar to the lace-up pattern of traditional Irish dancing shoes. When a friend saw these she said they looked like gillies. I changed the pattern a bit, I did these toe up on two size zero circulars. The yarn I used was from my friend, Jenny at Wooly Boully The colorway is Texas, Fields of Sunflowers,The skein is 400 yards50% Super wash Merino, 50% Tencel. This Woolly Boully colorway contains yellows, greens, browns, and was inspired by sunflowers fields in Texas. Each yellow section contains a spot of brown to mirror the sunflower's brown center. The Celidh sock pattern can be found at
I love them and the way they fit!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

And then there were four

This evening is the First annual Sisters of the Wool Christmas Party. We are going to have a Chinese Gift exchange of Sock yarn. I have been preparing for this for a few months. You see, I would find the perfect skein for the exchange I would get it and I fell in love with it and .. well and I had to have it myself so I had to start the process over again. So today I had four to choose from.

I have already made my choice, but if it were you which one would you want? 1,2, 3 or 4.

Yes I have removed the lables from the picture so that none of my sisters has an idea as to which brand.

I know that several sisters have had the same dilemma. There is talk of some of the sisters bringing two skeins and giving an alternate should someone not like what they end up with. What I see is a bunch of sisters stealing from each other, chaos, and much laughter. I will let you know which one I chose.

I have not posted in a long time there has been allot going on with me that I will catch all of you on the next time I post.

Ok Ready?

  1. Dream in Color, Smooshy sock yarn, color way Gothic Rose
  2. Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that rock, Korppi
  3. Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks that rock, Corvid
  4. DK Knits, technicolor dream toes, Professor Plum meets Penelope Peacock