Tah-Dah!!! Week 9! Once again, our amazing force of blog readers has sent along a whack of updates from sock knitters near and far. Well done, team…and kudos to all of you still picking up that wool when the heat and humidity are telling you otherwise. Good luck with the start of the school year…think of all of us teachers and students as we trot back to the hallowed halls of learning once again. Fall is not too far away…soon it will be time to pull out those freshly-knit, warm and cozy socks you’ve been sweating over the last couple of weeks.
Oops…there’s the bell! Gotta run.
P.S. Melinda’s blog report is experiencing some technical difficulties, and will be remedied soon, we hope. Thanks for your patience.
From Vera’s group:
Gosh, this summer is flying by….
Susan has finished her first toe up sock, and is feeling the love for toe ups.
Stacey is working on a Turret–just smashing!
She didn’t mean for it to happen, but Suzanne’s socks turned out to be knee highs. Her next may be anklets.
Even on vaction, Tiennie gets a pair of socks done.
Tanya’s Solstice Slip Socks are hot! She also made some bright and beautiful socks for her sockpal.
Tempe is making nice progress on her Fractured Lattice sock.
Teresa C. took her socks to see a star.
Terry is knitting Socks for Soilders. I really like the touch of red, white, and blue at the top..
Heddy is working on a cool pair of socks with Austerman Step yarn.
From Worsted Knitt’s group:
First of all, Wendy has had her baby! Let’s all congratulate her - great job! And has managed even to make sock progress. Now that’s really something!
The Baudelaire socks Tina was making are finished! And they are utterly gorgeous.
Worsted Knitt has made a pair of felted house shoes / bootees to her boyfriend - not quite a sock, but footwear anyway! And her first ever (succeeded) felted object.
From April’s group:
Another great week has come and gone in the realm of sock knitting. We’re 2/3 of the way through Summer of Socks 2007, and some of us have hit a milestone this week, with our first pairs completed.
This week begins with Deb, who found herself knitting very early in the morning this week. She’s almost ready to turn the heels. They’re very pretty and I love the striping.
Last Friday, Adrienne finally finished her first pair, and they’re just beauties! Congratulations, Adrienne! She also shows off some pretty stylish looking black and white socks. And does some serious stash enhancement. Do take a peek.
Agnes finished her twisted flower socks. She’s very happy with the end results. And I agree—the color is really beautiful.
Jen finished her Mom’s lemon-lime Swirl Socks. It’s difficult to see the pattern design, but the colors are absolutely amazing. It makes me wish I was drinking some lime-aid right now. Oh, who are we kidding. I wish I was drinking a Margarita! Jen also cast on some Wollmeise for her step mother in law’s socks in a beautiful colorway. She is sad to report that she missed the deadline for her Socks on Vacation photos, which is unfortunate because we’ve all come to adore her creative photo taking this summer.
Be sure to check out Amanda’s lovely Rococo socks in a smokey grey colorway. Sexy little socks! Congrats on completing your first toe-up socks, Amanda. She also worked a bit on her Monkeys as well.
Our other Amanda finished her sixth pair this summer. Yes, I said sixth pair! She used Apple Laine, which is made up of mohair, silk and nylon. It’s no wonder why these could be her favorite pair. Have fun on your honeymoon, sweetie!
Amy P. is working on the last pair of socks for her Mom. They’re coming out really beautiful, Amy using Regia Silk and a Nancy Bush pattern.
Andrea is working on some socks using Lisa Souza yarn. She’s also in the midst of packing. Good luck on your move, Andrea.
Angela Marie is still working on her Jaywalkers and Dream socks. They’re both looking great!
Ann-Marie feels she has lost her knitting mojo, but you would never know it when looking at her gorgeous sock photos. Love the color.
Last week, Anna came home to a lovely surprise—some new Yarn Pirate sock yarn. She’s holding off from working with it for now, and finishing up some other outstanding projects she’s working on. In huge news, she won first place at the Evergreen State Fair for her Lizzard Ridge Afghan. Along with her ribbon she won a $7 check from the State of Washington. I can’t believe that’s all she got! She also completed the heel turn on the Cross Hatch Lace socks she’s been working on.
Ruth has completed her first pair of socks this summer. Congratulations, Ruth. She opted for Ridged Feather Socks. They’re lovely!
From Jeanie’s group:
The dog days of August are winding down but three knitters in our group are still going strong.
Heather, who last week reported serious sock fatigue, has outdone herself with the most beautiful Embossed Leaves socks. When I saw the pictures, I ran to my bookshelf to see if I had the book with the pattern. Sadly, I don’t, but I have just the right color sock yarn and I’ll be on Amazon.com as soon as my report is finished. These socks are totally “The most magnificent socks in the history of the world,” as Heather puts it. Check ‘em out on her blog!
Becky is almost done with her very colorful Broadripple socks in Trekking XXL. Next week she will be knitting while on vacation in Italy!
Janelle is finishing up the second sock on a pair for her hubby, but no pictures available yet. However, you can see the cutest baby sweater and hat outfit on her blog.
From Cecilie’s group:
Cynthia has finished up socks in both lace and cables this week. Good girl
Tekopp knits while listening to politcal debates (knitting reliefs stress, dosen’t it)
From Kathy’s group:
Lazuli has an update for us, there are now more Monkey socks in the world!
Leigh has another pair completed! This time for her mother-in-law. Lucky Mom!
From Megan’s group:
From Manda’s group:
Lolly doesn’t show us any sock progress, but she has quite a few interesting posts from her trip to Peru. Check them out!
Lucinda may have finished some socks on vacation, but she is definitely not afraid to fill her needles with some new socks-in-progress!!
Lynette finished her Petticoat socks this week, and has plans for some Simply Lovely Lace socks in honey colored STR!
Maire shows us a finished Hedera sock, as well as Jaywalkers in progress, and some pretty TOfutsies socks.
Malin is on a finishing and starting streak! She finished some socks for her daughter, finished a Pheasant Run sock, and started another plain sock. Send her some good baby-birthing vibes… she’s over a week past due!
Manda has started the heel of Test Knit SOck #2! (Finally. I’m so ready to be done with these socks!! Love ‘em, but they’re on a deadline, so I can’t knit on anything but THEM until they’re FINISHED!)
Margene is AL. MOST. FINISHED. with her Ruby socks.. just a toe to go!
Marisol starts a pair of Monkeys this week.
Meghann has finished her Meida socks! Pretty, pretty!
Mei fought a knitting needle, and the knitting needle won.
Melissa V.O. shows us camping pictures, complete with a sock-in-progress!
From Tina’s group:
Wowza! Sheri Roy has finished her Broadripple socks….on a long drive across Canada! The socks are lovely, and the pictures she’s posted of the trip are terrific! (My favorites are the ones of the zoo….)
From Jess’s group:
From Sarah’s group:
Sorry about missing last week’s update! I am happy to report that our well has been fixed and we now, once again, have running water. Two weeks’ worth of updates are included here. (Incidentally, my bloggers must have known I was in need of a pick-me-up for myuch of the week, because there was just an insane amount of cute showing up. Who needs Cute Overload when you have my group of bloggers to fill your daily quota of cute?)
Over the last two weeks, Sammie reports that she has finished two more socks — one knitted from Crystal Palace Maizy, and one from Regia. The Regia sock is adorable — it’s a little-girlish turned-down anklet, and Sammie is making it in a colorway that makes me think of Funfetti. So cute! And speaking of cute, Sammie owns my dream pet — a tea-drinking kitten! Check her out in the August 17 entry. Why don’t MY cats drink tea with me?
Sarah finished her Pomatomus socks (pomatomuses? pomatomi?) as well as a blue stockinette sock, and continues to post cute baby pictures.
Robin finished some blue/green Jaywalkers and has sent them along to her sister-in-law. What a great gift! And as for the week’s cute quotient: little girls with iPods.
Sally finished an adorable pair of little green baby/kidlet socks and is now working on Cabletini socks in a fabulous orange Koigu colorway. She’s also gotten some gorgeous sock yarn in the mail — I’ve gotta get myself subscribed to one of these awesome sock yarn clubs! Cute quotient? Cats AND llamas!
Sara has finished a Hedera-and-a-half, as well as a toe-up Magic Loop sock. Will she be a convert to this style of sock knitting? Stay tuned to find out! And she, like me, is a new Loopy Ewe addict. We need a support group!
Ruth has been spinning up some lovely (and allegedly indestructible) sock yarns. I can’t wait to see how they look all knitted up! And she doles out the cute, too, with crazy upside-down black kitties.
Carole Knits group:
Bridget has been really busy knitting socks this summer! She has finished too many pairs for me to even count but I do especially like the Charade socks in Wollmeise.
Cece has also been prolific but she has some high stakes riding on her sock knitting. You see, she bet her husband that she could knit 17 pairs of socks in 20 weeks. I hope there isn’t future sock yarn purchases tied to that bet! Go, Cece, go!
I finished some socks while on vacation and you can see them here. I do believe that socks are the perfect traveling knitting.
From Jen’s group:
I’m back from vacation, and I have three weeks of mad sock progress to report on. It’s a lot, so these’ll be quickies, but suffice it to say my group is rockin’!
First up: fast and furious Jeannie completed 6 pairs of socks in three weeks, bring her total up to 21. You should also know that she managed this knitting in the midst of a some diminishing sock mojo AND a power outage that lasted for a couple of days. And as if she didn’t already rock so much, she also wrote up a nice tutorial on knitting a picot edged cuff for toe-up socks, and she wrote up some advice on changing stitch patterns to fit your feet (with diagrams!). Jeannie is truly amazing, but you don’t need me to tell you that.
Jessica/Zarzuela finished her Red Herring in a cool purple and black motif and a pair of stockinettes in Austerman Step. Now she’s got Denmark on the needles, and the results are already mahvelous.
Golden Jean has been busying finishing up pairs including her Zarinas and Locksins. Jean’s also running a kick butt contest with insanely great prizes. Run over there and enter to win!
Jeanne has been working on some Baby Chevrons pool side. Her blue and yellow yarn is my kind of festive.
Jen finished a really cute pair of Jaywalkers in Tofutsies as well as her Tiger socks, her first time knitting two socks at once. Check out her Tigers at the lake. Meow!
Jennifer finished her Sox for Crox, a gift for her step-mom. She says her Zoknis are still in play.
Jennifer finally finished her first pair of socks this summer! Big round of applause for her Monkeys that she’s toiled for her sister! Now she’s got Yarn Pirate yarn in the yummy Rum Runner colorway on the needles. Go see.
In spite of the dog days of Summer in Bama, Jessica finished the mysterious Sharon’s socks. She’s got another sock out on the beach asking for margaritas.
The Esoteric Knitter cranked out another three pair recently: a set of sock swap socks, some camouflage stockinettes (hey, where’d they go? I can’t see them?), some crossover ribs and now she’s got her signature booties on the needles. BTW, if you haven’t seen Jennie’s stash. You really must.
Jenny Raye’s also got a completed pair of monkey socks too - Sock Monkeys that is. I sooo love these socks.
Jo Ann got her sock mojo back and it’s no wonder. Not only did she finish her green striped socks, but she found her long lost Monkeys. She lost those little simians back in June. She’s also eeked out one Broadripple, and the other is on its way.
Joanna finished her very loud Lemon Drop socks, which sailed around the Great Lakes. See her socks in the US and Canada - just like that. She’s currently working on Campanula socks to fight breast cancer as well a pair Lace Mock Cables in mmmmm Fleece Artist.
Jess finished Docs socks and says a pattern is coming soon.
jennsquared finished a gorgeous pair of Falling Leaves. And when she’s not knitting she’s whipping up gorgeous dishes made from giant zucchinis. Woa, that’s big.
Itchy Fingers Jess whipped up some gorgeous Gentleman’s Half Hose from “Knitting Vintage Socks” in a beautiful colorway from Radiant Twist. I am in love with those lotuses. Aad her stripey Vesper socks are coming along. Almost there!
Golden Jean has been busying finishing up pairs including her Zarinas and Locksins. Jean’s also running a kick butt contest with insanely great prizes. Run over there and enter to win!”>Mathgirl has the Jaywalker bug. Check out her 80’s inspired pink and black beauty!
Jessica has another pair or River Rapids this time in Claudia Handpainted. Now she’s working on some some WendyKnits Eyelit Ribs in a hot, hot, hot Jitterbug colorway.
Finally Tuabella finished Solstice Slip (lovely!) and is making mad progress on some Fawkes in the apropos Firefox Socks that Rock.