Saturday, November 24, 2007
2 pair of Footies Completed

I've been so consumed with Ravelry that posting everywhere else has come second but I wanted to display me and the DD #2's Walking on the Wild Tide footies from STR Club '07. The original pattern is what my daughter's footies are knitted in. For mine I just used a rib pattern on the top of the foot. I really like this yarn and will definitely be buying some of this for future use. I have to admit that I hadn't been doing so well with the whole short row method but with my daughter's socks I came across
and have felt more confident with the short-row method. I also knit my footies using the Magic Loop method from the toe up. I still have to work on getting my bind-off tension correct but overall I'm happy with both newly aquired techniques.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
First toe ups have begun + Bro Amos

I have a good beginning on this first of my toe up, on two circular needles sock. The plan is to add Brenda Dayne's Brother Amos pattern to the leg. I am considering casting on for the second sock and getting the other toe done and doing the two together.

Brother Amos is a great pattern and I am making a call out for anyone who would like to join me in a KAL. At this point, to get the pattern you visit Brenda's web site and click the Brother Amos tab at the top and donate a bit to get the pattern. I really want to do it and would love some net friends with me along for the ride. Use my blog to communicate for now to see if this drums up some interest! Kathy Knit with a smile, or else it is not worth it!

Sunday, October 21, 2007
KF regia socks- My first Toe-Up!
Toe up from IK summer 2007.
KF regia yarn- Fire colorway
2 circs addi us1
For the leg part I used K3,P1,K1,P1 rib.
I am not in love with the way the heel is, but maybe its for lack of practice. its my first toe up!
I did two different bind-offs: one is the called for sewn method, and the other- I K2tg and pass the stitch to the left needle, repeat to end. faster...
I LOVE the yarn!! Perfect for socktoberfest!

KF regia socks- My first Toe-Up!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Mr. Left meets Miss Right!

Then there were two! Not identical, but I think I prefer their individuality. For Mr. Left I used the figure-eight cast on, and for Miss Right I used the Magic Cast-on (much better). I tried another heel--a rounded short-row version--but it again resulted in a too-short sock for my foot. Until something better comes along, flap heels are it.

Now that I have a pair of handmade, hard-won socks, I've realized that I've never really worried about how dirty or potentially snaggy my floors are. I'm going to have to wear slippers with my socks to avoid these perils.

So...I'm very happy to be able to say that I've knitted at least one pair of socks in my life. Thanks to those who started this inspiring blog! My best to all!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Admin notes
Hi all


I've been catching up admin etc and I think I now have everyone added to the sidebar. If you're not there, and you should be, please email me and I'll get you added. If your blog details have changed and you'd like your link updated, again, send me an email.

For those of you on Ravelry you might like to join the My First ToeUps Ravelry group which is running in addition to this blog.

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Saturday, September 29, 2007
Toe-ups with leaves motives

Hello everyone! It is not only my first toe-up, it is my FIRST message here :o)
I think it is a great idea with a toe-ups KAL!

My toe-ups number 1 are finished.
I’ve always done the cuff down sort of knit sock and it is certainly a
great learning experience for me. I never thought I'd say that toe up
socks are as nice as top down ;o) I am really loving this new method!

These socks are worked toe up with short row toes and a choice of short
row heels.

 I made a leaves stitch chart and if you like it you can download it

 I know the edging of cuff in toe-ups will never be as stretchy as
casting on at the cuff that is why I made a rolled cuff edge. I was
afraid about too frilly edge. And I like the edge!

 Ela's Blog

Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I'm back.......thank goodness
These are my STR in Monsoon colorway knitted toe-up on two pair of cirs These are my DD's STR in Walking on the Wild Tide colorway knitted toe-up using Addi and the Magic Loop method. These were finally completed last night.
I'm probably the last person that knits socks to finally have Addi Turbo needles but I just didn't like the cost. I finally found a company named Kangaroo and purchased 3 Addi Turbo needles for Magic Loop knitting for $28.00 including S&H, yes, that's right.

I've been lurking around looking at everyone's pics and love what you've been doing but have had a horrible time with my Blogger account and have changed my login info over 4 times and my PW double that amount. I was ready to give up but Chuddos go to OzKnitter for her help. Glad to be back in the group.