Monday, January 22, 2007

Two toes and FO's!

Hi! Should I have named it FO's and 2 toes....or...well nevermind, I can't be too witty this early! LOL! Below is a pair of toes that will become my 2nd ever plain stockinette socks. The first being my first pair about 1 year ago. Little did I know then that I'd learn a few ways to knit them, let alone *cough* love collecting yarn to produce them!

2 toes
Lorna's Laces Denim in Sportweight, but let me tell you, it feels smaller than sportweight I've used in the past. No matter, I'm actually getting gauge and I love the Magic Cast on! Luckily, I happened to have 4 circs of the same size so I can do them both at once. I have 1 40" circ of this size and wanted to tackle 2 at once on 2 circs, but I think a 40" and a 24" wouldn't be enough. Am I right? Or could I have done 1 side with the 40" circ and the other sides with 2 24's..hehe then it would be 2 socks on 3 circs...hmmm. But, let me tell you, the circs on the left toe, Inox express, I love them! So light and the points are perfect for picking up any size yarn! Anyhow, they are for my Socktopia Challenge for Blue Monday...more on that when they are done...before the 31st...
RSP 2007
One more shot of the Red Scarf in the wild!


Mom's Fixation Ankle socks
MIL's Cascade Fixation ankle socks.
Less then 1 ball! Size 3 dpns for ribbing, size 4 circs for the rest. I knit so tight, that doing the ankle and foot part was just not stretchy enough. MIL's feet need to breath, so being a bit holey is ok. Same with mine.
Oh, didn't you see these in the WIP pile..you didn't...well...um..this is only 1 out of 2 pairs I didn't show. Finished sock 1 on Christmas, sock 2 on Saturday. Pattern courtesy of Cristi! It's pretty much like the way I've been making them, just a different heel and toe. I didn't do the S1, K1 heel as Mom has no feeling in her feet and I thought the ribbed part of it would aggravate it so I went plain. You know me, I can never have more than one way to do some things. ;)

Oh...what's this you say....Could it be a Noni??????

Noni Bag Pre-felted

Yeehaw!!! I listened to a few comments and decided just do it!! So I did it! The directions on the tube ends are kind of confusing, but I made it. Oh, but those ends you see in the pile above...geesh! I had even learned to knit some of them in while doing the body. Thanks Aija for that! I'll be felting it soon and will let you know more on the size stats, etc.


19 comments:

KnitPastis said...

YaY!!! The Noni bag is almost finished. Whooohooo for another pair od Cascade Fixation ankle socks. I think my next pair are going to be a cast on of 40 sts instead of 36. They were a tad too tight. Love these.
Your amazing, simply amazing, toes toe up socks ...Love this Lornas too.

sgeddes said...

Love the bag - can't wait to see it felted. Are your going to line it?

You are becoming a sock making machine!.

Batty said...

You're making some serious progress here! Socks, scarf, and a Noni... I love that bag. I keep looking at it. One of these days, I'm going to buy the pattern.

Great red scarf, by the way. I have to hurry up and finish mine before the deadline.

Trillian42 said...

Love the Noni - can't wait to see it done. And I have 2 balls of Elann Esprit that I think need to become ankle socks for me...

As far as the socks on 2 circs... I do mine 2 at once on 2 24" circs. For me, at least, 16's are too short for 2, and 32's are just long enough that the ends flap around too much.

Jennifer said...

Very pretty colors in the Noni!

Julie said...

Love that Noni bag; my daughter would kill for those colors!

Great white socks. They remind me of workout socks, which makes me think they'd probably make good workout socks. Hmmmm, I have some Fixation in the stash.

Karen said...

Wow, toes and LOTS OF FOs!!! I'm knitting with LL Sport right now too (secret sock for Pea for V-Day - which is why you haven't seen them on my blog) and it's so lovely. Silky and smooth, I'm loving it. I'm also loving your Noni bag. So pretty!!! You did a great job in the tube ends.

turtlegirl76 said...

I LOVE that Noni bag! Can't wait to see it finished! I need to find that pattern too. I love the colors!

Yay socks! Yay Cascade Fixation! Yay for using my pattern!

Jessica said...

Wow. You have a lot of FOs and WIPs here. Good luck on your socks and I can't wait to see the noni bag. I've never seen one before. :)

Areli said...

I love pictures of little sock toes. I know I am kind of weird, but it's one of my favorite knitting things to see, the start of some toe up socks :-)

And I can't wait to see the Noni Bag, it's looking so good.

cpurl17 said...

Your noni puts mine to shame!! Can't wait to see how it comes out! Good job on teh FOs!

Dipsy said...

Holy moly, I can't believe how productive you are! You're knitting in your sleep, right? And all those goodies! The Noni looks amazing - can't wait to see more of it! And yay for the socks - I don't know what I enjoy more, knitting socks or marvelling at (and collecting) sock yarn! It's an addiction, that's for sure!

Rain said...

I love the colours in your noni bag.

freshisle said...

Beautiful things! Good luck with felting the bag.

ZantiMissKnit said...

I love those colors on the Noni!

Sarah said...

Oooh, love the Noni!

And, I can't believe you got a pair of socks from one ball of Fixation! Wow!

sandra said...

All of my socks so far were ankle ones and out of one skein! So glad now I am knitting higher ones!
BTW, love that scarf!

carrie said...

The Noni Bag is almost done!!! You go girl! Great job!! One finished object down! Can't wait to see it felted. I have all the yarn to make it...just have to get around to it...for now I'll live vicariously through you :)

historicstitcher said...

I often do 2 socks at once on one 40" circ. I just finshed a pair recently, and there's a pic over at my blog: http://historicstitcher.blogspot.com

It goes pretty quick when you get used to it.