Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fibers on Friday: Socks in Progress





Welcome to Fibers on Friday, a day that we can all come together and parade our crochet and knitting projects! And more specifically this month, to participate in a sock challenge, Turning Heels in the New Year!



Here's where we are in our time line to knit a pair of socks by the end of January:
  • By Dec. 31st everyone needs to have gathered their supplies and checked their gauge.
  • January 7th we'll show off our cuffs and leg of the sock.
  • January 14th we'll show off our heels. Yes, Turning Heels in the New Year!
  • January 21st we should be done our gussetts and foot and be ready to close the toe.
  • January 28th we'll be well into our second sock and we'll display our works in progress.
  • By Feb 4th we should be able to take a picture of our feet adorned in TWO fabulous socks!!
Here is my sock #2. I've been asked by a few of you what the yarn is. I had to go to the yarn store (an hour away!) to find out! It's Schoeller Stahl Fortissima Sock yarn color #25.


Did I confess you to a few weeks back that I was a one-project-at-a-time knitter? Then, do tell, how did this happen? THREE projects on needles! Here is the Shalom. It's coming along nicely. It's very nice to have this sweater going on such BIG needles (in comparison to my toothpicks for the socks), for a nice change of pace. I'm just about ready to divide for the arms holes.


And here is project #3. A hat for Rainbow loving girl. When I stopped into the yarn store for the sole purpose of finding out what the yarn is that I'm using for the socks (I threw away the sleeve a while back). Madison saw this yarn and actually started crying because I said I wasn't there to buy yarn, but I'd come back later for it. I'm not trying to raise a spoiled brat, but my girl was begging for YARN of all things! I couldn't resist. It's called the Sheepy Time Swirl Hat. I'm not getting a good feeling about the ribbing....I think it's going to be too big. But look at those colors about to emerge!

So next week, my friends, the challenge is over. We will show a picture of our two beautiful socks! Maybe some of you have been secretly participating in this challenge and will surprise us with a big reveal!



17 comments:

  1. Your socks looks awesome! I have a question in regards to yarn. What is the advantage of rolling yarn into balls?

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  2. ooooh, I love how the swirl hat is already starting up. Yes, having three projects on the needle is hard because then you are torn as to which one to knit on.

    Question: Do you find that your gauge is wonky at first when you switch from the sock knitting to the sweater? I feel like I knit so tight on the tiny needles but am pretty relaxed and "looser" on the bigger needles...sometimes too loose until I get my groove. Just curious.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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  3. No wonder your daughter cried, I would want that yarn too!

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  4. Wow, 3 at once how can you remember each pattern and not confuse them all. The colors and pattern of the swirl hat are my fav.

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  5. I love the rainbow hat so far!

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  6. Alas...I have officially given up on socks! (At least for now!) Maybe I can get away with showing off some slippers I made.... ;)

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  7. The rainbow yarn is beautiful.

    I am curious how the shalom cardigan works out. It's been on my favorites list for a loooong time. I love the brown.

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  8. Go, second sock, go! It's looking great so far, and I love that rainbow hat. I hope it turns out the right size, because the colours and textures on it are just beautiful.

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  10. That swirl is wonderful! You've got to post that finished hat.

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  11. I'm amazed that you have time (energy?) to blog with your 5 year olds!! I have four (mostly grown) daughters...the youngest two, identical twins...and I NEVER could have found the time to blog when they were little. You rock!! :)

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  12. Wonderful looking projects! The yarn for the hat is sooo pretty!

    :)

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  13. Hello! Your socks look lovely with those beautiful and colourful yarns!
    Thank you for hosting this party!
    Sunny wishes!

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  14. three projects, brilliant! The socks are coming along nicely and I love the hat, too. I'll try myself at pattern knitting soon.

    I ventured off course with the sock knitting and felted some slippers from wool, it's brilliant, a lot of fun and really quick. And I'm warming up to knitting big socks, too!

    xx

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  15. I still love that yarn you're making your sock with! Ooo, the hat is so bright and shiney, can't wait to see it finished. Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

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