Friday, July 25, 2008


It is summer, and that means socks. To help me finish up some pairs, I ripped out 3 pairs that weren't working - my Solstice Slip socks - couldn't get into the pattern, my Diagonal Rib socks - again, couldn't get into the pattern, and a pair for hubbo that were turning out too big.

This week I finished one pair, and I can show you a pair I finished a few weeks ago.

Pattern: Reversai from Sock Madness
Yarn: BMFA Lightweight in Watermelon Tourmaline (my first skein of STR ever!)
Needles: 2.25 Chiagoo DPNs
Dates: March-July 2008
Mods: longer cuff (not really a mod, but most folks seemed to make the shorter one.)
Thoughts: I enjoyed the stitch pattern and the overall construction of the sock - I was just too lazy to finish it!

Pattern: Up the Down Staircase (MY pattern! for the Yarns Ewenique Sock Club)
Yarn: Claudia Hand Painted Fingering
Needles: 2.5 Chaigoo DPNs
Dates: sometime last year (to get gauge and figure out the stitch pattern) to July 2008
Mods: n/a
Thoughts: I love them, of course!

I've also managed to finish up the first sock for hubbo (2x2 ribbing may kill me), and the first sock of a plain set for me. I've got the second sock of my Child's First Sock pair through the heel, so that should be done soon, and I want to finish the second Embossed Leaves sock.

The finishing train continues to hang out here - I have a crazy goal of having 10 active WIPs by the time the baby is born (it's around 26 now) - we'll see if I can make it - I have 8 weeks!


  1. Anonymous5:32 AM

    Think of the 2 x 2 ribbing as "Zen knitting". Not boring, but tranquil. Every knitter needs some tranquil, eh?

  2. Anonymous9:33 AM

    They are beautiful. Good luck on your goal! :)

  3. You wrote that pattern?! Ohmigod - I love it! Congrats.

  4. Anonymous12:36 PM

    oooh ahhh, nice pattern there sweetie. what brainwork! very pretty...

  5. They both beautiful, and I especially love the Reversals. Also, it's nice to hear about someone else ripping out socks. I'm planning to re-knit two more pairs.

  6. Where can I get the pattern from the Up the Down staircase socks? I want to make some!