Tuesday, February 27, 2007
My First Toe Ups
Hi, everyone!! Thanks Rebecca for all the help. I can't wait to start this project. I have so much sock yarn in my stash it will be hard to choose !!
Does anyone have turbo lace needles? I'm curious to hear about them. Ok for now....housework(drudgery). lalalal Star

Monday, February 26, 2007
my 2nd pair finished!
Hey all, it's been awhile since I've knitted some toe-ups. This is my 2nd pair but my 1st pair that I've sorta designed.
I'm pretty happy with them! Since this is my 2nd pair, does this mean that I can no longer belong to this group? Can I still post? Thanks all for letting me be a part of this group. More pictures and info can be found on my blog. Thanks again! Tiennie

First sock finished

Well I haven't had much to post about here...until now. I finally found a toe up pattern I like. I joined the Six Socks knitalong and the first pattern I joined in on was for toe ups. The designer used an icord to start that you join your knitting yarn to and start increasing from there. Here is a photo of the finished first sock and beginning of the second. I used a short row heel I learned from Wendy Knits on this too. I think I have found the perfect sock formula for me.

Jack Sparrow Socks
Okay, all you Johnny Depp fans! If you are a Pirates fan (of the Caribbean variety or of the team), I have added a new pattern to the sidebar called JACK SPARROW socks. Lyndsey sent it to me....thanks, Lyndsey! I am definitely knitting these for my nephew!

As you guys come across free patterns, please do as Lyndsey did and send them to me. Also, if you have joined the group but do not see your name in the Participants column let me know. And, if your name is in the column but you have a blog not linked to it, let me know. Can you tell I am in a housekeeping mode?

Happy toe-up-ing from one of your hostesses,

Saturday, February 24, 2007

I have the yarn,I think the generac Wendys pattern using short row toes (as the others left holes) will be it,heres a piccie to show the hand spun Blue Faced Leicester(also handdyed) spun in what I hope is a fingering weight.....

Friday, February 23, 2007
Suggestions needed
Hello Knitters!

I know one sock pattern and it is a very very basic sock. I know how to knit and purl. While I do want to learn how to do more, I am still a basic knitter.

What do you suggest for my first toe up sock? At the moment I have a colorway of Shaefer Ann. I have ordered some mystical creations and str and should have them any day. This gives me time to find a suitable pattern for one of these yarns.

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am watching a lot of beautiful socks being created on this blog!

I finished my first toe-up!

I completed my first toe-up sock - just one, mind you. Definitely have second sock syndrome with this yarn/pattern. It's Regia Jacquard, which does indeed make an attractive sock for my 7 year old son, but it's not my favorite yarn as far as feel etc. I did the Easy Toe from Sensational Knitted Socks. I've read about a lot of other toe up castons etc, and do have the Queen Kahuna book, just have to sit down and try it... though I may just keep doing cuff down until I go to my sock camp (STR/BMFA Camp Cockamamie) in April and let Cat Bordhi and Stephanie Pearl McPhee demonstrate some other toe up castons and techniques!

Garter Stitch Toe
I knit all my socks toe-up using Wendy's pattern but I wanted to try changing the stocking stitch on the toe to garter stitch. I saw a garter stitch toe & heel sock pattern, Sixth Sense Socks on the Six Sox KAL & it was lovely but the pattern is written for a cuff down sock.
Well, I tried to be different & knit the sock toe-up - it was a tiring 3 nights as I experimented with the decrease row on the wrong side (which is supposed to be a purl row) but now it is a knit row - so how do you knit the wraps together ??? - after several attempts - I managed to figure it out - do a knit together tbl (on the RS) & a SSK (on the WS) - it looks alright but it's not perfect. Take a look at my 1st garter stitch toe ......

It's quite pretty & different from the usual stocking stitch toe & I am happy with it for the time being - maybe one of you sock knitters can share your experience if you have knitted a garter stitch toe using the wrap & turn method.

Ann - www.1morerow.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 22, 2007
Admin notes
Firstly welcome to all the new folks joining us! We're delighted to have you. Feel free to post pics and ask questions. We're happy to help and we love to see pics of socks.

~ Patterns ~ I'm always adding new patterns, so if you find one, send me the link and I'll add it
~ Participants ~ If your name's not in the sidebar, or if you've changed any of your info, let me know and I'll add/alter it

Happy sock knitting everyone!



Monday, February 19, 2007
I just joined Toe Ups and look forward to figuring out how to do this!

My name is Sharon and I live in snowy western NY.


Friday, February 16, 2007
All by myself....Don't wanna be...all by myself....
I'm back in action!!! I had a bad case of SSS. But now I'm back....kicking that one-sock-itis in the butt! HERE is my progress.

Whoo... I am Finally Back
It has been a month since I have been able to post. I have my toeups to the gusset and for some reason afraid to continue. I have finished two pair of socks. My first pair on 2 circs; and then two socks on two needles. I missed you guys. I could watch but couldn't Play. Go to knitkharma to see the pics. So glad to be back. Off to knit socks...weeeee!

Friday, February 09, 2007
My socks are done!
A combination of three different patterns, and more than a few frogging sessions finally led to a completed pair of socks that I can't wait to wear.

See socks specs and more info on my blog.

P.S. I've worn them a couple times already, and love them. Sooo comfy. Too thick for shoes, but I knew that going in, so that's fine. I showed them to DH, and the only thing he said is that they don't match. LOL

First Post!
Wow it worked ,now I can learn some new techniques and play with new wool!
Thanks Ozyknitter for helping me out!I have some BFL handdyed and spun (by me) and I am really keen to try it!Now what pattern will I choose.....

Thursday, February 08, 2007
One down...
I finished the first short row heel (Sherman style) ... only one more to go. Picture and details on my blog. Nice to see pictures of everyone's socks! :)

~Saffron :o)