Monday, November 27, 2006
Another Toe Up
Thought I should make my life more complicated so cast on a lacy sock - toe up, of course. It's the Falling Leaves from (Fall 2005) & what a pleasant surprise as I learnt a different method of shaping the toe - it's short row shaping but with yarn over - it was much easier than wrapping the stitches. The only thing that I am not very happy with is that the toe is a little too pointy for my liking. Anyway, I will try & adjust that when I use the method again. So take a look at my Falling Leaves .... I am using a 4ply handpainted merino from The Knittery - it's such a soft yarn & lovely to knit with. This yarn was leftover from a vest that I knitted so I hope I have enough for a pair!

Friday, November 24, 2006
starting again... starting small...
I'm trying the toe-up sock again. A Baby sock using this pattern I am on sock one, working on the heel. I still find the 'wrap' on the short row heel confusing for some reason... already had to rip it out once ... pictures as soon as sock one is completed.

It's so nice only working with 24 stitches.


Saturday, November 18, 2006
Admin Note
Welcome new members. We're delighted to have you join us and we can't wait to see your socks.

To All: if your name is missing from the sidebar, could you please email me (ozknitter AT gmail DOT com) with your name and blog url and I'll get you added. Thanks.

Edit to add: Also contact me if your name or url are incorrect.

Monday, November 13, 2006
My First Socks - My First Toe Ups

Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Supersock - Wild Cherry
(2) 24" Addi Turbo US 01

I am having so much fun making my first pair of socks that I can't put them down now. The instep is the Waffle Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks. I love the Aloha Fan Toe and Queen Kahuna's No Wrap No Gap Heel. Check out the lovely gusset increases and the sexy short row heel. YEAH BABY!

I am a devout fan of Queen Kahuna's Crazy Toes & Heels book. I've followed it to a "T" and she hasn't lead me wrong yet. Now, this book isn't for everyone as it is VERY wordy, but it has lots and lots of COLOR illustrations that lead you baby step by baby step through the whole process of making 2 socks on 2 circulars either toe-up or cuff down.

...and the best thing is that I'll have a pair of socks when I'm done!!! No, Second Sock Syndrome (SSS) for me.

Sunday, November 12, 2006
Hello Ladies
Thanks so much Oz-knitter for the invite. I can't wait to attempt my first pair of toe-up socks. I love what I've seen here so far. As a new sock knitter I will have some questions so I say THANKS SO MUCH in advance.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006
first pair of toe-ups done!
after getting out to vote, i came home and concentrated my efforts on finishing the second sock - and it's done! the heel and toe was much easier, but it did take a few re-starts on the toe. the heel was much easier and went a lot faster than the first sock. i'm so glad i learnt something new! my next goal - continental knitting....

pattern: elfine's sock
yarn: knitpicks essential in grass

Loading up on Vitamin C to prevent "One Sock-itis"!
Well here is my first ever 'Toe Up"! Ain't she something!
As you can see, I am now working on "Toe Up" part deux. I'm feeling strong and I think I can pull it off. I just need to stay focused!

Thanks for the invite OzKnitter!

Happy Knitting All - Susan.

Almost forgot the stats!

Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in 'Daffodil' #204
Needle Size 1

Thanks for looking:)

Monday, November 06, 2006
1st Short Row Heel!!
Yippee!! Yay! I am so happy I have gotten partly over my fear of the SRHeel..well until I do the mate to this sock LOL!

I put it off for a week (well I did knit other things) until I met up with a good friend on Sunday, who helped me immensely!

1st Short Row Heel

I did like the fit, and how the toe/heel fit so far. More details regarding this fit when I finally finish them!

Saturday, November 04, 2006
A Knitting Record
My best friend's mum-in-law was visiting & when I found out that she was leaving in a week, I decided to knit her a pair of socks as a present. It was a hasty decision & I knew that I had to knit very quicky - I did - cast on Sunday morning & cast off Thursday night & the socks was given to her on Friday morning. Remembered to take a pic before giving them away .... These socks were knitted toe-up (using Wendy's method) as I really prefer knitting it this way as it's so fast & easy. The rest of the sock was knitted plain (due to time constraint) & the cuff is a Lace Ribbed pattern (again, with courtesy from Wendy). I used Opal Petticoat & really love the color altho' the stripes are not matching & 2.75mm Brittany dpns.

Thursday, November 02, 2006
just in time
finished my firtst toe-up on the last day of socktober! i've already started the second sock today. this will have to go to my daughter since i think i made the leg too tight - it fits, but is difficult to get over my foot.....