Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Another pair of Socks
Another pair done .....
I like this toe up sock knitting business . Short heels makes the heel turn simple .
I have a question though ..Is it possible to reinforce the Heels ...usually I do a sl1 ,k 1 row then a plain row a nice thick fabric on the heel .
IS there a way to do this with a toe up sock .
Any pointers .??

Saturday, December 23, 2006
Finally going to start
Well, I've been gone awhile, but I have finished all my other projects and am ready to tackle socks !! I'm going to try the magic loop method. I'll keep you updated.

Update #1 - None of the LYS around me have 40" Addis, so I had to order them, Mid-January is expected delivery date. They also did not have a copy of The Magic Loop, had to order from KnitPicks, waiting 2 weeks for that...So, I'll let you now mid-late January how it is going.
Instead I will make a new purse :)

Friday, December 22, 2006
I'm Stuck on Increasing the Gusset
I'm back Ladies and I've made progress but can't firgure out exactly how to place the markers for the increase. I'm still trying to understand how to get all the measuring from QK's book so I can get this right. Any advice is welcomed.

Thursday, December 21, 2006
Admin Note: Attention Tanya
Hi Tanya, you emailed me earlier today regarding socks for a 5yo. I replied to your email, but it bounced back. Please email me again if you'd like me to send you an invite to join this Knit-A-Long.


Happy holidays & happy knitting to all!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Toe ups totally rock
I started these socks way back in October and finished them in early November. I'm so glad I learned how to do toe up socks. I used the magic loop technique and my Addi Turbo needle (my new best friend). With this new technique I'll be able to crank out socks in no time. Well, except for when other 'life' stuff is going on :) The other sock looks exactly like this one, all the stripes match!

Pattern: Kniting basic toe-up socks using the magic loop circular method

Other help: Knitty's magic cast on

Knitty's universal toe up short row heel sock formula I used this mainly for the short row instructions, the heel in the first pattern confused me

The magic loop technique

EZ sewn bind off

Yarn: Schoeller & Stahl Fortissima Colori

Needle: Addi Turbo 2.5mm 100cm long

Size: Ladies 6

Sunday, December 17, 2006
Looking forward to learning this skill
Hi there! I have been wanting to successfully tackle toe up socks for quite a while. I tried a while back and ended up with broken needles. I am hoping to relax through this attempt;) I learned a wrap technique from an Indian lady on a plane recently. I think it will do the trick. I'll post more when I get started.
I reside here--

Saturday, December 16, 2006
Ok Ladies............. Here I Come

I've got it and I couldn't do just one. I began with a larger yarn and needles to get the concept and then picked the Meilenweit Cotton Fantasy Lana Grossa and here are the pics. Thanks again to all of you who responded to my plea for help. I look forward to being done by next week. Yeah, pretty ambitious. We'll see how it goes.

Friday, December 15, 2006
I Got it.......I Got it
Thanks so much to Craftapalooza for your suggestion of Misocrafty's tutorial of the figure 8 Cast on. I have 2 different socks on the needles as we speak. I will post pics tomorrow as it is too late for the reciepents to model their toes. I'm so excited 'til my prescription cough medicine (that normally flattens me) isn't having it's usual effect. I feel like singing I'm so excited. Lalala...dedede.......yipee.

Auntly H. and Helen, thank you for your suggestions also. There's nothing like the kindness of knitters when one is in distress.

Isn't it wonderful when you figure out that technique!!!!!!!! I love my knitting. I sound a bit to giddy even for me. Good night all.

Thursday, December 14, 2006
HELP!!!! I can't figure out the toe up cast on
Hello fellow Knitters,

I have tried for the past 2 days to cast on from the toe. I have QK book and although there are pics, I'm just not getting it. I've also tried to figure out the figure 8 cast-on and I'm about ready to throw myself in the floor........seriously. In the QK's cast on I can see how she's doing the first 3 steps it's the 4th step I'm not getting. If anyone can de-mystify this for me I'd be eternally grateful.

Desperately Seeking Some Toes

Saturday, December 09, 2006
Hi T.U.S. knitters! I started my first pair of toe-ups last week.
I am knitting the cabled version of Widdershins. I started with Judy's Magic Cast-on which worked well, but my 7" long dpns are too long! Now that I've finished increasing the toe, they work ok, but I need to find a shorter set. I learned how to cable without a cable needle while making Karen's Sugar-Free Socks and it comes in really handy on these.

Unfortunately, I haven't had enough bus commute time this week to get further, but things are moving along:
Yarn dyed by Aisha

Thanks for letting me knit along with you!

Thursday, December 07, 2006
My Toe up Socks

These are my second pair of toe up socks .Much better than the first rid of those nasty holes along the heel ..
The pattern was Wendys generic sock one
These are made from :
Heirloom Sock Wool "Argyle " in a variegated blue /red shade ..
using #2.50 dpn ..this knits up as a tight, sturdy fabric .

I haven't been a sock knitter ..always getting stuck on the second sock (aka never knitting it )but now I have been struck by the sock bug ,..Toe up of course ..and have spent hours searching the net for patterns .

I think my next pair will be for me ..and green ..depending on what I can find here ( in country australia )

Friday, December 01, 2006
Anastasia Socks!
They are done! More pictures on my blog

Anastasia Socks

I used the Magic cast on! I really like that one! My short row heels went pretty well. The second one I understood so much better. I already have the next pair in mind to do this technique with!

The only mod is that I had to decrease the top ribbing to 7 rows as this happened!

Anastasia Socks!

I am so glad I held off binding off my first sock, as I had to rob from it to finish the 2nd one! Thanks for looking! :)