Please don’t adjust your set…there’s nothing wrong on your end. It’s me that’s oh-so-late, to be explained by oh-so-much-schoolwork. No whining here–I’m loving our new group of 7th graders in our brand new middle school!–but the reality has set in that I’m back in the classroom BIG TIME (after being a librarian for 7 years. I was certainly busy all that time…but now I’m remembering the pace of being on the front lines, as it were.) “And this affects me how???” you may be asking. Well, check the date…I’m a bit behind in my Week 10 updates. My valiant blog readers were right on time, God bless them every one. Aren’t they awesome? Fortunately, it looks like there are many listed below who are busy as well…busy knitting, that is. Read on!
Until next week,
PS: I know you’re all busy knitting, but did anyone else notice that 1) Ohio State won (Go Bucks!!!) and 2) Michigan LOST???? To Appalachian State??? Boy, did we, some 105,000 Buckeye fans, enjoy that announcement at the OSU stadium on Saturday afternoon…*sigh*. Life is good. *g* (To those of you who 1) aren’t football fans or 2) couldn’t care less…I had to say something. I think it’s in the Buckeye Alumni Code or something.)
From Dee’s group:
Debi has been busy knitting. She just finished up a pair of pink Twin Rib socks from the Sensational Knitted Socks book. She’s not taking a break though. She’s already started into Breeze socklets from the current issue of Knitty.
Eleanor is feeling Saucy. She’s finished up a pair of Saucy socks in variagated pinks. Very pretty, Ellie!
Head on over to Victor’s blog to see how he scored some beautiful sock yarn and a spindle. The photos make me want some Wollmeise yar
From Jen’s group:
These last few days of August seem to be pretty quiet in Sock Land. I have but a few highlights this week.
Mea culpa! In my mammoth three-week report last week, I somehow overlooked Jo’s completed Pomatomus socks. She knit them in a lovely pale green, a perfect complement for the rich hues of her homeland. She’s also working on The Anniversary Socks from “Favorite Socks” and Gigi Silva’s Fawkes in her own hand-dyed yarn.
And on to this week…
Jess of the bugs is working on stripey Worsted Stocking Knave socks and some cotton/bamboo blend “reggae” socks to combat the heat down South. All fruits ripe, mon.
Also down in Dixie, Jessica picked up the new Cat Bordhi book, “New Pathways for Sock Knitters,” and has already finished a pair of practice socks. Jessica agrees with Cat that the new techniques are so different, it’s worth working the practice socks before tackling adult sizes.
Itchy Fingers Jess finished her striped Vesper Socks - way to match the stripes, Jess! She had a little trouble with the yarn, but the end result is fabulous. Now she’s following the On Your Toes pattern from this Summer’s “Interweave Knits” to teach herself to knit toe-up, and knitting a pair of Monkey socks.
Speedy Jeannie is battling power outages again this week, but she still managed to complete two more pairs of socks. This time around she’s designed her own socks in Zen String and Colinette Jitterbug. Jeannie also picked up the new Cat Bordhi book, and has decided to dive right into an adult pair. She’s knitting on the edge, but Jeannie’s a pro so I’m sure they’ll be great.
The Traveling Knitter shows off her fourth pair of SOS socks, and is threatening that they’ll be her last this Summer. Jeanie’s River Rapids are stunning in fire engine red. This can’t be the last pair, Jeanie!
Joanna is making good progress on her Campanula socks, but they’re taking a back seat to a lovely, beaded stole she’s knitting for her night with “The Phantom of the Opera.”
Our dedicated SOS leader, Jessica, took her current socks-in-progress to Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Check out her socks with Oprah and Bono! I’m kinda shocked that they let you get THAT close to the statues.
The Esoteric Knitter knit her first pair of socks in her own hand-dyed yarn. She thinks they’re fugly, but I kinda like them.
Jennifer has been busy in the Knitting Kitchen. In addition to cranking out knitted flowers, a bag, and a sweater, she’s wrapping up a pair of cute purple stripey socks.
Jessica had a funny dog food smell in her bathroom this week, but hasn’t let that distract her from her Double Eyelet Rib socks in shocking red. They’re coming along nicely.
From the CaroleKnits Group:
Bridget has a really beautiful pair of finished socks on her blog this week. The pattern is called “Fake Argyle” but they are prettier than any real pair of argyles I’ve ever seen. Love ‘em, Bridget.
Amy is generously knitting socks for her cousin to wear while she’s in labor. One pink, one blue, both pretty.
And I found a clever way to combine back to school shopping and knitting that resulted in a finished pair of socks. Hooray!
From April’s group:
The summer is winding down and we’re in the final stretch of SOS. Let’s see how our knitters are doing this week.
This week begins with Deb, who hasn’t made much sock progress this week, but she’s hoping to finish a third pair by the end of Summer of Socks.
In very exciting news, Abby has finished her first pair of socks this summer. Congratulations Abby!
Adelle is working on new socks from the Socks that Rock August kit. She only posted a small picture, so no spoilers there.
Calling all designers! Adrienne needs your help! SOS will have to cancel the design contest if there are not enough entries. So move your butts and get those entries in before the deadline!
Jen is one busy bee this week. She’s scheduled to fly back to the US mid-month. She hasn’t made too much progress on her current socks, but she’s still plugging along.
Within a week or two it looks like Alexis will be ready to show off her new socks, too. These will be the only crocheted socks in our group (since I am a slacker!) and I can’t wait to see them.
Amy is currently working on Embossed Leaves Socks. Truly stunning pattern/yarn combination. Take a peek. She’s finished with her first sock and hopes to start the second one soon.
Angela Marie’s weekly Sock it to Me Sunday post is full of eye candy this week, as usual. She’s made lots of progress on her Dream Sock and Jaywalker.
Ruth is almost finished with the leg on her Slipped Stitch Rib Sock for her honey. How sweet! It’ even fits his leg well. Can’t wait to see the finished product.
Though she doesn’t have photos yet, Anne has managed to finish some Regia Bamboo ankle socks, my RSC Solstice Slip socks, a pair of Wendy’s Eyelet Rib Socks. I hope I didn’t miss any.
And finally, Anna has an FO to show off to the world. She’s completed her Cross-Hatch Lace Socks, and they’re looking great! She also received her August Rockin’ Sock Club yarn. If you haven’t yet received yours, she has a great pic on her site.
From Worsted Knitt’s group:
Worsted Knitt is almost done with the Ankle socks for the hubby, and she has picked up the Sauna-sock again.
From Melinda’s group:
Note: Rasa’s update from last week somehow got missed in transit from my e-mail to Beth. So sorry Rasa!
Paula has finished two pairs of socks, her Feather and Fan socks and the Watermelon Stripe Chevron Socks. She also has started yet another pair using Colinette Jitterbug yarn with a wonderful pattern she found on Ravelry. So pretty!
Obsidian Knitter has finished her fifth pair of socks. They are her own design and the stitch pattern is lovely. Friends of Obsidian are test knitting the pattern as we speak. Great job!
Neuroknitter finished her Fairground Monkeys this week, and is currently working on her Fishy Wishy in a Dish Monkeys. I suspect someone is a Cookie A fan-I am starting to see a pattern here.
From Vera’s group:
Tammany has harvested a cool pair of socks. They will look great with clogs.
Tempe’s Fractured Lattice socks are complete, and they are a beauty. They are her own design, and she’s entering them in a local fair.
Tempe is pleased with her Embossed Leaves socks. She should be. They are quite lovely in the Claudia’s Handpaint.
Teresa’s Monkeys really rock in the STR Lucy in the Sky colorway. The picot edge adds a nice touch.
Three is a magic number for Tienne. I’m in awe.
Stacey has finished the leg on her Turret sock. Wouldn’t these be great to wear to a Ren Faire?
I’m taking it from the toe and showing some team spirit too.
From Jeanie’s group:
I can’t believe another week has flown by and there are only three sock-knitting weeks left in the summer!
Janet just reported in with four pairs finished so far AND she is working on her first pair of toe-up socks. But when she attempted to knit a short-row heel, there was a little problem involving wine, and she finally came to the conclusion that she’d better wait until the next day to attempt short-rows for the first time. Probably a very prudent knitting decision!
Gladys finished her Pomatomus socks, after a bit of frogging, and reports that she really likes them.
Ina took her socks in progress to the U.S. Open! Honest, you can see a picture on her blog! Right now she is working against the clock on an entry for the design contest. Good luck, Ina!
Frieda finished some beautiful Monkey socks using Trekking XXL and started another pair, but says life keeps getting in the way of sock knitting, so she hasn’t been as prolific with sock knitting as she hoped this summer.
Janelle is finishing up a pair of husband socks this weekend and plans to cast on immediately for her next pair, which will also be entered in the Ravelry September sock knit-along.
From Megan to her group:
I don’t have any socky progress to report this week, but I do need to extend a big apology to Gail/Neuroknitter, whose attempts to send me updates landed in my spam folder where I didn’t see them until nearly a month later. Fortunately, another blog reader adopted her and got all her updates posted. Thanks, Melinda!
A note to my group - if you emailed me within the first few days of the SOS kickoff in June, I added you to my address book and your updates should be reaching me. Anyone who tried to contact me for the first time during week 2 or later may have been missed like Gail was. If this happened to you, I am so sorry! Try emailing me again - I’ll be keeping a closer watch from here on out. Thanks for your understanding, ladies.
From Tina’s group:
Wow! Welcome to September, everyone!
Sockergirl has a lot of yarny goodness going on over at her blog - not only socks, but Kool-Aid dyeing and stash enhancement and lovely animals (ok, maybe they’re a few steps away from yarn, but hey.).
Stacey has some very cool colorwork socks on the needles, plus teeny puppy pictures! So cute!
Sue has finished 2 and almost three pairs of socks this week. They all look great, but I think I’m going to have to add Nancy Bush’s Denmark to my queue now that I’ve seen hers!
From Kathy’s group:
Linda at Boogie Socks has done both toes for her first ToeUpSocks using Lornas Laces Black Purl and has both cuffs done for Jane’s Hedgerow Socks from Knitter’s Review using Fleece Artist Blackberry. She’s hunting for the right yarn to start the Snowflake socks from IK Fall magazine. Serious case of Startitis! You knit, girl!
Liz K of Crossroad Knits has completed a pair of Roza’s Socks in Fleece Artist Sea Wool and has a single sock done in the New England pattern in Koigu.
From Barb’s group:
From Cecilie’s group:
Chewyknits frogs and knits her socks (to be fair she finishes and starts a lot of pairs as well). But let me say that the fair isle socks she’s making are gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!
Cynthia finished a yummy pair of purple socks. She has good sock mojo
Cindy finished a pair of socks and went on a sock-crawl. Hope you had fun Cindy
Crochetcompulsive has been away at a lake, hiking in the mountains and watched children. But, yes, she finished socks. Go and give her a virtual hug though, life is making sock knitting hard.
Tekopp finished her bright bellatrix socks and is now frogging and reknitting the same too simple sock.
From Jody’s group:
Lucinda is THIS CLOSE to finishing a pair of vacation socks. So close!
Lynette posted some Socks-In-Progress, but doesn’t give us any completed socks this week.
Maia gives us some Mystery Socks this week. Read her blog for more info!
There was lots of finishing going on this week:
Kelly has finished up a pair of fair isle socks!. She used up leftovers and they turned out beautifully!
Jean channeled EZ, knitting through the crisis of losing her cat (go give her some love) and finished a beautiful pair of socks in Claudia Handpainted.
Kimberly finished up her Sockapalooza socks — also in a fair isle pattern.
And Kristin finished a pair of embossed leaves for her mom’s birthday.
From Manda’s group:
Manda makes a list & checks it twice. She also shows us some WIPs in the form of Monkey socks and the latest Rockin’ Sock Club pattern, Summer of Love Lace.
Margaret gets guilt-tripped into starting a long overdue second sock. Let’s cheer her on!
Margene gives us some baby socks! I ♥ baby socks!
Margie shows us some gorgeous Monkeys-in-progress.