What’s on the Needles Report

¬† The Candlepower socks are coming along nicely even if they are difficult to get a good photograph of. ūüėȬ† I may be able to get this one finished off tonight.

 

The pair I’ve been working on during the bus ride, another from the Tesserae pattern, I have the heel flap nearly finished on the first sock.¬† And I couldn’t resist getting a new pattern today, Leaves by Phyll Lagerman – a Socktoberfest 2012 design.¬† Similar yet different from the Candlepower pattern and since I love Candlepower I think Leaves will be great fun to make too.

 

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12 in 2012 challenge update

How are you doing with your 12 in 2012 Sock Challenge?¬†¬†¬† We’re at the midway point.¬† Do you have lots of socks finished, are you consistently¬†making one pair a month and you’ve finished that sixth pair, or are you ahead of schedule?

I just realized in looking at the 12 in 2012 page at the button link that I hadn’t posted a photo of one pair of socks I had made.¬† The last photo is another pair of Tesserae socks I had made – I love the color of those.¬† So eleven pairs completed so far!¬† I’ve got two pairs I was going back and forth on on the needles right now (until Camp Loopy interfered) one is another pair of the¬†Simple¬†SKYP Sock pattern — one sock is complete.¬† And the other is the Harvest Dew pattern, where I’m close to being able to start the heel flap on the first sock.

I still need to update the amount of yardage knit so far this year — which includes all knit projects and not just the socks – since I don’t think I added in the last pair of socks or my camp loopy 1 project.

But off the computer and into the sewing room for a while.

 

Pair 9 Done and yarn claimed!

Yvonne has responded so that yarn from the 2011 Challenge giveaway will be headed to Canda sometime next week — when I manage to get over to the post office so I can fill out all those wierd little forms they require. ūüôā

Last night I finished pair of socks number NINE!!!¬† The Simple Skyp socks in String Theory Caper Sock.¬† And of course the next pair is already on the needles.¬† You can see the finished pair added to the 12 in 2012 photo gallery and I’ve updated the yards knit so far this year.

Malabrigo in Solis color - Tesserae sock pattern¬†This is the new pair I started –Malabrigo sock yarn in the color Solis — it is so pretty.¬† And its the Tesserae sock pattern —¬†I think this is my third pair from that pattern and it’s possibly my most favorite simple sock pattern because it’s super easy and it has such¬†great texture (which doesn’t necessarily show up in my photos).¬†¬† This will be my “ride the bus and knit sock” and once I gather all the knitting stuff from the various closets it got put in when the painters were here and get it reorganized, I need to pull one of the socks out of the single sock bin so I can finish the mate to it.¬† Most of those have more complex patterns that can’t be memorized (at least not by me) so that will be the one I work on at home.¬† Reading a pattern on a bouncing bus is not very easy to do!

Denise