Handknit Socks

So, I recently got a pair of Sperry’s boater shoes. They are quite thebomb. com.

Besides being really adorable and comfy, they also look really amazing and work really well with hand knit socks. ^_^

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I made these a year ago, in May. The yarn is from Ladybug Fiber (who I highly recommend, those yarns are absolutely amazing!) I love these colors, it reminds me of Doctor Who ^_^

This has inspired me to work on my sock abilities. Maybe expand to an actual pattern sock for once. See what its like.. and if it doesn’t suit, I’m totally okay with knitting plain vanilla socks. That’s what stripes are for ^_^

Do you have a simple sock pattern that you always go to? I’m thinking about Hermione’s Everyday Socks. I’ve had those in my queue, despite the fact I knew I probably wouldn’t make them. Its the thought that counts ^_^ But now, it’ll probably happen! I really want it to happen, anyway, haha!

One of the problems that I’ve found when I look at the patterns for these kinds of socks is that the size is always way too big for my foot. If theres one knitting pet peeve, it’s baggy socks, haha! I like mine to be tight and won’t slip around.

So, that’s always kind of detered me, because I knew the patterns were written for bigger feet. Though this doesn’t let me completely off the hook; I could have figured out the math, haha. But me and math have never been amazing friends, if you know what I mean ;-P

One of my high and lofty goals is to knit a pair of socks (vanilla or patterned, either one) out of handspun. That’s definitely not now, but in the future that’s what I hope to and plan on doing ^_^

In other news, I did finish the first sleeve of my Audrey in Unst cardigan, and knit the entire sleeve cap last night. It was a surprise, haha! I got a ton of homework done in the afternoon, took an amazing nap, then was ready to conqure the evening. it was quite a success, haha!

I did get pictures, but when I went to edit them my computer was like “Noooo, you can’t do that. No.” and I was like “…wat”. Which is major sad. So, I’ll be working on that trying to figure out whats wrong… this hasn’t happened before. But until then, I might have to use my Instagram pictures, thowwie thowwie. But Instagram pictures are better than no pictures, right? I shall preval, my computer’s reluctance shall be figured out ^_^

I’m also heading to Dallas this weekend for my sister’s wedding shower that my sister-in-law and I are hosting. It’ll be awesomeeee! I was in charge of making the gift bags, and they turned out so well. I made pompoms to go on with the tags. I’m uber happy with them ^_^ picture definitely will be posted.

Lots of knitting time, though. We leave from school tomorrow, fun stuff! So, I have to have everything ready to go on Thursday night, ready to just throw in the car.

I’m usually okay with packing, doesn’t worry me.. but what does worry me?

What if I don’t bring enough knitting? *shudders at the thought*

Good thing I know there’s an awesome yarn store (or several, haha!) near my sister ^_^

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Mission Complete: Socktoberfest 2012

Goodbye, Socktoberfest. You were quite awesome. And successful.

Three pairs of socks, woot woot!! I am quite happy with my endeavors of this Socktoberfest. Ohhhh yes.

The pink is Lollipop Yarns in the XOXO colorway. The black and purple is also Lollipop Yarns in the Purple Pizzaz colorway. And the orange/green/purple pair is Friday Studios in the Halloween colorway.

They were all knit on size US3, with a basic sock pattern that I have stored away in mah brain (always handy to have one of those :-P)

The result of this year is quite awesome, compared to last year, haha. I had big hopes and dreams for last year… and ended up making no socks whatsoever, haha.

This year, I set itty-bitty goals for myself, and ended up making three pairs.

Woooohooo, accomplishment!!

*goes off to plan stuff for NaKniMo and NaKniSweMo*

Wheehee ^_^

Socktoberfest Socks: Pair #3

I am quite a huge fan of knitting socks. There’s something soothing about knitting them. Especially if 1) you have fun yarn. Or 2) you’ve done the pattern a bazillion times, and you know it’s going to work out. Or 3) both 1 and 2, haha.

So is Bertie, haha. He’s obviously a huge fan of knitting socks :-P

They are most definitely, one of the best auto-pilot projects out there. Simple, easy, quick…. brilliant.

I started the first sock on… Sunday morning, I believe (haha, in the car on the way to church :-P) and finished it yesterday, right as my last class of the day was finishing up. Epic timing (again, haha).

Then this morning (at 6:15am, to be exact) I quickly cast on the second one in the car, before I went into school. The only problem with socks, especially when you’re just beginning one, is that the needles click together a lot… which obviously, can make lots of noise which is not good for the classroom.

So I got it cast on and a couple rows done before my classes started, and it was all good ^_^

Yaaaaayyy for Socktoberfest 2012!!

FO!!: Socktoberfest Socks Pair #2

Tada! Second pair of Socktoberfest socks, done!

(woot, different location! *changes things up*)

I finished them up, with about one minute to spare in my American History class this morning. I was rushing to finish them within the class time, haha. And just barely finished grafting the two stitches together, right before we were dismissed.

It was rather amusing, because the last couple of minutes, I was being observed by a near-by fellow student, and she was amused at me trying to work really fast. We exchanged a little giggle, and I went back to trying to find my tapestry needle in my project bag in my backpack. (thankfully, I found it, haha. That would have been sad.)

Anyways! Pair #2, done! Woot woot! This is Lollipop Yarn’s Self-Striping Sock yarn, in the Purple Pizzaz colorway. And I think she’s coming out with Christmas self-stripers, which I think is the coolest thing. I hope to get one, maybe :-P

Socktoberfest Socks Pair #2

started and finished my first sock of the second pair of socks for the 2012 Socktoberfest. Woot woot!!

This is Lollipop Yarns in the “Purple Pizzaz” colorway. It’s such a happy experience to knit it. So soft and squishy!

I’m knitting in every spare moment at school. And as a result, haha, I’m getting a lot done :-P Plus, socks are quick and easy. Definitely a happy plus.

(It’s a day to be proud to be a Whovian, wear a Doctor Who shirt today! :-P)

FO!: Socktoberfest Socks #1

Tada! First pair of Socktoberfest socks, complete in a total of 9 hours. (spread out over 4 days).

It’s Friday Studio‘s self-striping yarn in the “Halloween” colorway. (Which I think there’s an update today, so if you wanna check out her striping colorways, it’s going to happen at 12:00 CST (October 5th). And from the preview, it looks pretty epiccccc. Definitely check it out!

So! First pair down! Woot woot! Already cast on the second pair, and am almost done with the leg.

Look who I caught looking at himself in the mirror… the vain cat, haha.

Begin: Socktoberfest

Dearest friends,

Meet my…

Socktoberfest/Halloween socks. They are quite awesome, are they not?

Got all that done last night, haha. I feel rather accomplished. This is Friday Studios (she has AMAZING self-striping *and* fiber. Goooo check her out!!)

The colorway’s name actually is “Halloween”, haha. So it fits perfectly :-P