Friday, July 15, 2011

Episode 15

Socks, Socks, Socks! I show y'all my first two socks for the 52 pair plunge. I also talk about 2 fun sock knitting contests coming up this Fall. Of course, I have way too many works in progress, but that is part of the fun of knitting!

Lessons I'm Learning
Iris Mystery KAL in Best Foot Forward, Fruit Salad. It is made with size 6/4mm needles.

Gush by Yanrissima in Sandy's Palette. It is made with size 3/3.25mm needles.

Mario Blanket
by Russ McAllister in Red Heart Super Saver on size I/5mm hook.

RoRo Socks by Rachel Maurer with Yarn Bee Walk Away, Footsy with size 1/2.25 mm needles.

Grrlfriend Market Bag
by Laura Spradin in Lily's Sugar n Cream with size 7/4.0 mm needles.

Favorite Scarf Ever by Lisa Bruce on size 10/6.0mm needles.

Final Exam
Concentric Socks by Carissa Browning in Opal Cotton with size 2/2.75 mm needles.

Two at a Time Toe Up by Liat Gat in Knit Picks Felici, Boardwalk with size 1/2.25 needles.

French Press Slippers by Melynda Bernardi
Regia magazin classics No. 43 PG III

Journal Entries
Tour de Sock (register 8/1)
Sock Sniper (also register 8/1)
Podcaster Challenge (starts 9/2)


  1. I enjoyed the episode. Have you been to attic24? She has ways to join granny squares. I haven't tried this one but if I ever get my granny squares started I will.

  2. MariGayle, I have been enjoying your blog very much. I also knit, spin, and sew. I have made tons of granny squares and I always weave them together with a large yarn needle. I haven't made any socks in a while, you are inspiring me. I added you to my blog roll.

  3. Shirley--Thanks for the link! The tutorial looks awesome. I love the granny squares in it. I wish I had more time in my day! (says the unemployed girl. I should shut up!)

    Susan--Thank you so much for the encouragement. I hope you do make some socks--I can't get enough of them. In fact, my fingers are constantly sore from the tiny needles. What is wrong with me?!

  4. I used to crochet granny squares. To connect them I would hold them together, right sides facing, and do a granny stitch row across. That way you don't see a seam.

    I love all the sock knitting you're doing! I just learned to knit socks, so I'm all into socks right now.

    I laughed about your yarn buying excursion. I have a new thing I do. I have a certain amount of money I allow myself for grocery shopping each week. Whatever I don't spend at the super market, goes towards yarn. That way, I'm not really spending money on yarn.

  5. I love seeing all your socks! I hope you make the 52 pairs, I look forward to seeing them each week :)


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