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Made it Monday


Well, I picked up this cute little loom on Wish. It was cheap so I thought it would be fun to try. That and it was cheap!

 

Cute, huh? I put it on the keyboard so that you could see how small it is. There was a learning curve. I may have ripped out one nearly whole sock and reknitted, then frogged again. Ugh! I don’t blame the cute little loom. I blame the soft wonderful yarn that separated sometimes and caused little fuzzballs.

Then the worst thing! Right at the toe of the second sock, I ran out of the gray yarn. Ugh, again! But I found this red homespun type yarn that was as soft as the gray yarn. I couldn’t find anything that l matched so I figured a contrast might pull it off. The gray was yarn from my daughter and the socks are for my son. I think he likes them. And they fit!

If he were a little kid that red toe could differentiate right and left foot. But a grown man in his forties. I’ve got nothing. He said thank you. I shouldn’t have. “Mom, you already made me a hat.” I hope he likes them. He did like the first one and said it was soft and would be nice to wear in the evening while watching TV. So he’ll be comfortable and no one will see the red toe and make fun of him. It’s a possibility. Hey, look at that! I was able to use the prompt for Just Jot It January! Oh, and he did take them with a smile. There’s that!

Magical Yarn


My daughter sent me a package of yarn, a book about knitting socks and a Kindle book about loom knitting. Oh, yeah, two footprints. Hers and her boyfriend’s. I was ecstatic! I love knitting (Loom) socks! And this yarn is super magical. It appears gray with bits of blues and reds. But look at what happens as it is knitted. Oh, and the thought that I have made my daughter toes one more time isn’t lost on me. Smile. Sigh!

Stripes of magical yarn!

(Thank you, daughter, I love you!)

Toasty Toes Tuesday


Yep, another pair of warm snuggly slipper socks ready for toes to keep warm.

This is a close up of the four-by-four ribbing in the cuff of the socks. The KB Orange (Hers) is the loom I used. I have it set up for the ribbing and the German Short Rows for the heel and toes.

My helper, Kali, had to photobomb.

The name of the yarn (Yes, this one had a label) from England, Wendy, Champagne. And here is the label:

And the colors show through best with this last partial label. It is a bumpy gray, white, black and pink or lavender. I loved working with it. I am working another pair on the ‘His’ loom.

Toe-up Tuesday


 

Finished this toe-up sock today.

I figured out how to do the Kitchener cast on using the KB Sock Loom!

KB Sock Loom Adjustable Wood Knitting Board Kit w/DVD

I’ve posted the YouTube how-tos earlier in this blog. But I might not have shared the super stretchy bind off. I really like this hack!

 

 

Stuff I’m Working On Sunday


I learned to make hats by needle knitting. This will be, hm, I think, my fourth hat. This one has a lot of purls, just for dif.

I’m at the stage of decreasing so I can’t watch the Walking Dead while doing it. I’ll wait until a show that is boring for me to work on this. I promise to give the pattern as best as I can remember when I am finished.

 

Speaking of knitting… My new goal is to needle knit socks. Using Nervous Knitter’s tutorial I have made my first practice heel:

Right side.

Inside

Here’s the how-to:

A while back I made a hat I proclaimed as mine (my yarn, ya know?) Now I’ve decided to make a cowl to go with it.

I know I’ve seen Tuteate do the garter stitch I’m using but I couldn’t find the YouTube. But here is Kristen at GoodKnit Kisses showing the same stitch.

I’m working on the mate to the sock I finished yesterday. I’m using ‘smitten knittins’ tutorial for making sock on the CinDWood 1/4 56  round loom. (It is also the one for Knitted Knockers). Here’s what I got so far followed by the tutorial.

Don’t ya just love all you can learn on YouTube?

Finished Friday


Well, half a pair of ankle socks. I had leftover yarn from the last pair and I hope there is enough to make these shorter ones. They were toe-up. They started with the Kitchener cast-on. A good tutorial is found here:

Here’s my sock:

It fits and I am quite happy with how it feels. If I don’t have enough yarn when I reach the heel I will try to find something similar for that part. These are not supposed to shoe over the shoe, so…  Here’s what has been done since the completion of the above:

I love toe-up Kitchener because there is no seam on the toe. With fibromyalgia, every seam or tag causes pain so these are so soft and pain-free for me. Yay!

Oh, by the way, that is a CinDWood fine-gauge, 56 peg loom. I think it is my favorite sock loom.

My Own Socks


My brother bought me yarn. Here is the process of my own pair of socks!

Finished this one Saturday. Thus no Stream of Consciousness.  Hands and brain were busy!

Oh, look it fits!

Here is number two in progress.

It’s sad that I had to break into skein number two. (Just a couple of rows). That means that there won’t be enough to make another pair of socks like these, but, I will attempt to make a pair without the cuff, sort of hideaway socks.

Oh, and here the pair I finished today:

Yay! Socks for me!!!

Stats: CinDWood small gauge, 56 peg loom. Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn. Two-by-two ribbing for an inch and a half then an inch of flat knit stitch then the German Short-Row heel. Then six and a half inches of flat knit, then German Short-Row toe. I am loving making socks!

Finished Friday


Yep, I finished another pair of socks. These are the same pattern as I posted last Friday. They are all the same yarn and color though the cell camera just doesn’t capture them the same. They are now in the donations bag.

There was enough of that yarn left over to make these cute booties on the KB fine-gauge baby bootie loom. Two-by-two cuff, German rows heel, drawstring toe.

Then I started missing making the dolls so I made another. I made him a little longer in the legs and arms than I usually do. I think I like that better. My biggest mistake was not stuffing the whole doll and then sewing closed. I tied the neck first but that makes the head too wrinkly. Note to self: don’t do that next time.

The basic instruction for these dolls are in this tutorial:

How was your week? Have a great weekend and Happy Labor Day!

Finished Friday


One bit of a compression sock. The compression is the tighter stitches at the ankle and at the toe. It is quite comfortable. I made it on my new KB Sock 2 that my brother bought for me.

KB Sock 2 Image.

 

This pair of wool ankle socks I made on a small gauge, CinDWood, 56 peg loom.

1_4-56-pink

I love this loom most of all of them. The pattern is adapted from the many that are on the packages of the other looms, and many I found online. Two by two Knit/Purl brim. a couple inches for the ankle, then the heel decreases and increases per foot size. Then about 6 1/2 inches for the next part, just straight flat knit. The toe matches the heel. These were fun and easy and I am wishing I could keep these but all the socks pictured here were with donated yarn so these will be donated to our charity Hugger Hats.

Comfie Footies


Ran out of the yarn I needed but happy just the same. Used  the pattern on the KB site for Comfie Footies, Sugar and Cream cotton.

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