Wednesday, May 14, 2008

S is for Socks and Sweater

Wow, it's been more than a month since I posted last and I am really getting a pile of finished items ready to donate. Most of the items are going to Heavenly Angels In Need (HAIN) and a couple are going to Mittens For Akkol (M4A). This is the first time I have knit anything for M4A and all the ladies on the yahoo group seem very nice and willing to help!

So onto "S" is for socks and sweater. First up a pair of socks for me ... yes I do actually finish some things for myself and my family! Not often though.

These are Jaywalkers, a free knitting pattern that used to be on Magknits (which is no longer online). If you are part of Ravelry you can download the pattern from their pattern library. Knit with 2.25mm needles and Pagewood Farm Denali Hand Dyed Sock Yarn. Very nice and machine washable too.

Next, a pair of large socks for M4A. These are from the pattern Sandal Sox by Sharon Philbrick. Knit with leftover worsted weight yarn, they knit up really quick on 3.5mm needles. They have ties around the top of the sock that you can tighten so they stay up since there is no ribbing up there. I think I made them bigger than the pattern by casting on 48sts and making the foot length 10.5" long.

M4A is having a sock challenge for most of the year. They are trying to knit socks for 2 orphanages in Kazakhstan. Check out their website if you want to help.

Finally, a sweater also destined for M4A. Pretty wild looking in the picture, but it looks much calmer (and prettier) in real life. Knit with Ella Rae's 100% wool yarn on size 4.5mm needles. I used Margaret Hubert's top down knitting pattern for women's size small. It is about 33" around ... too small for me but should fit a teenager just fine.

Next time I post it will be "B" is for Blankets. Hopefully less than a month in between posts!


Sandy said...

Those socks are awesome!!! Both pairs. Do you use DP's when you knit your socks? I've not yet tried knitting with DP's and socks are on my list of things to learn to do. Trouble is the list seems to grow rather than shrink. lol
Nice pile of items to donate. Well done!!

Feel like maybe I've gotten your wave length with regard to "S", scrapes to hats, scrapes make slippers....see what I mean on my recent blog post.

Have a super wkend. I need to go buy some's Friday and I'm out...that'll never fly. lol


HAIN Holiday_Angel said...

No one can accuse you of not having quality in all you do. you are a treasure to be sure.
One can see love in every stitch you do.
Thank you for being such and awesome volunteer and classy person.