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Lost in a sea of yarn and needles. Lusting after handmade socks and all things lacy


Outch That Was My Finger

Have you ever stuck a sharp knitting needle into your finger? Band-aids just catch onto the knitting. These clever little pads protect your finger quite nicely. The plastic is a bit textured and not as thin as you would think. I can't tell you how many times I have jabbed my right index finger with INOX or Aero 2.25mm needles while I pick up sock gussets. Before I even start I slap one of these dandy little dots on my finger. You get 64 ovals in a package. They are available in almost all craft stores and made by The Colonial Needle Co. I got mine at ACMoore, but they are available online.  Posted by Picasa

By Suzann
On Tuesday, February 21, 2006
At 2/21/2006 11:15:00 AM
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Please down load to your hard drive if you wish to use this button. The Elann Team is locate at the Elann Chat. Posted by Picasa

By Suzann
On Sunday, February 12, 2006
At 2/12/2006 09:38:00 PM
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Round Toe and Opal delight

Opal Lollipop, 64 stitches on US size 1 (2.50mm) They are almost identical. Round toe http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/toes.htm Posted by Picasa If I use this yarn again I would go down to a size 1 (2.25mm) the stitches are just a tiny bit loose for me. And here is a shocker they are for me. I have them on right now. And I love the round toe. No boxy ending. See picture of my daughter's socks.
Olympic socks are moving along nicely.

By Suzann
On Saturday, February 11, 2006
At 2/11/2006 02:32:00 PM
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Chart for Mosaic Pattern In The Round

SSSS = Slip Stitch Posted by Picasa
Blank Squares are knit
A = dark color
B = light color

Note some rows start with a slipped stitch.

By Suzann
On Friday, February 10, 2006
At 2/10/2006 12:34:00 PM
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Chart for Mosaic Sock Pattern

After massive amounts of help from Sheron Golden, I think I have sorted out the trouble. First I thought I needed the edge stitches in the flat pattern to produce the diamond shape. So wrong. It took a few trys with the old graft paper and Sheron's kindly prompting but here it is. Looks good on paper and seems to be working on the needles. I have just cast on again and I am still on the ribbing, but I will post a progress picture when I do a few repeats of the pattern part.


Something has gone wrong. I am not quite sure what. But the pattern that looked so nice flat has turned into a bit of a jumble in the round. I am so glad I did a round swatch. If anyone has some clever ideas about what happened, I would sure love to hear them Posted by Picasa

By Suzann
On Thursday, February 09, 2006
At 2/09/2006 11:25:00 AM
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Slip Stitch or Mosaic Samples

Same pattern as the blue sample, using the Knit Picks Sock Landscape, Redwood and Knit Picks Essential in Fawn as the outline color.Although both yarns are fingering weight, the red is much thicker. This causes the tan to be a bit stretched out. Note at the bottom I reversed the colors. Using the red as the outline and the tan as the inside of the diamonds. What do you think? I think the over all effect is sort of Elizabethan Posted by Picasa

By Suzann
On Saturday, February 04, 2006
At 2/04/2006 09:53:00 PM
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Slip Stitch Samples

A slip stitch color pattern sample for a future sock. The background color is Knit Picks Sock Landscape in Redwood, the blue is Lang Jawol bright blue Posted by Picasa