What’s on the Needles Report

  The Candlepower socks are coming along nicely even if they are difficult to get a good photograph of. ;-)  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.


go to patchworktimes.com to see what others have for the What’s on the Needles report.

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. :-)

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!