Hi everyone! I'm in an extremely good mood as I've been a Los Angeles Kings hockey fan since 1990 and they're only 2 wins away from the Stanley Cup final and 6 wins away from winning the cup! It's a good time to be a Kings fan! Enough with that, and on to WIPW!
Today I'm sharing a new sock! Surprise surprise! I promise that I will soon be starting a shawl so you can all have a break from my sock knitting. LOL
This is the May sock for my Harry Potter knitting challenge with my hometown knitting group. The pattern is Horcrux socks.
I actually started the socks today (Tuesday) afternoon and they are flying off the needles! I can't believe how much I got done!
I'm using a US size 0 needle, which is very odd for me. I'm a tight knitter (but am getting better at loosening up) and usually have to go up a needle size or two. I started the socks on a US size 1 1/2 and the 70 sts pattern was too big. I then dropped it to the small size sock, at 6 and it was too small. 70 with size 0 seems to work, so I'm hoping the foot fits as good as the cuff and partial leg does so far.
As far as yarn, I'm using the Candy Skein sock colorway of the month (May '12) called Candy Skein 1st Birthday! The yarn is still available for purchase if you're interested here.
That's it from me today!
I want to try knitting socks like you do. I knit really tight too (which makes me loathe gauges). And the way I purl makes it really awkward to do a ribbing on dpns. But your socks are looking great! I can't wait to use my purple marshmallow skein. :]ReplyDelete
Hi Ashley, I can't use DPNs either! Have you tried magic loop? That's how I make socks! Enjoy the Purple Marshmallow skein!Delete
Just love that colour!!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I love the way it looks knit up!Delete
i love that colour, it's so beautiful and those socks look really pretty!!! have a knitty wednesday xxReplyDelete
Thank you, Vicki! You too!Delete
Wow the colour is fantastic! I love the pattern as well!ReplyDelete
I'm happy for you that the Kings are doing so well. They really look great! I hope they win it all (I can say that because there are no Canadian teams left ; )ReplyDelete
Love the sock. The colour and the pattern look great. You go!
Thanks!! I'm in utter awe of the Kings right now. I keep waiting for the bottom to fall off but it doesn't look like it will anytime soon. I will be crying like a baby if they win the cup! LOLDelete
That's an awesome sock! I'm in love with the color.ReplyDelete
It looks great! I love the colorway (as always). Go Kings! (Now imagine how the Rangers fans felt in 1994!)ReplyDelete
Woot! GO KINGS! Well, the Kings did get to the cup the year before the Rangers in '93! What a heart breaker that was! Let's hope they have better success this year and win the cup! Are you a Rangers fan!? We may be meeting up next round. ;)Delete
That's a great match of pattern and color, Tami! I'm always inspired by your sock knitting.ReplyDelete
loving the socks and the yarn is scrummy..ReplyDelete
The socks look awesome, such a pretty pattern. 0, wow, I struggle with smaller needles, I feel like I can't feel the stitches the way I do with larger needles and fiber. One of the things I need to work on.ReplyDelete
It just takes practice! I first did my socks on US 3, then 2 and now I prefer US 1 1/2. This is my first US 0 and am not having too much trouble thankfully.Delete
You can show me socks every day! I'd never get tired of looking at them. Pretty, pretty yarn!ReplyDelete
I love that sock pattern!ReplyDelete
Thank you! It's a fun pattern. This is basically it for the lace and it just goes into 3 by 2 ribbing so it will fly off the needles.Delete
Love the color, maybe someday I'll knit socks...ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jazz. You should! They're fun, useful and very portable.Delete
Someone suggested to sell knitted socks in our store. I might do some with your lovely pattern.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's actually not a pattern I designed so be sure to check out if that's alright to sell socks using her pattern before doing so. :)Delete
I have been doing WIP Wednesday posts for awhile and having so much fun with it. :) Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is doing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining! It is fun, isn't it?Delete
Man, we've created a monster -- you are a sock knitting MACHINE these days! It's so fun to watch. Glad you're finding time to knit in there, and I'll wish you a grudging congratulations on the Kings -- they are on fire right now! Don't tell anyone, but I'm actually pulling for them to win the cup since my guys bowed out early. :)ReplyDelete
Seriously! I'm a sock knitting factory! I have 7 different socks on the needles right now!! That's another reason I went down to the size 0. It was the only sock needles I had unoccupied right now!Delete
Thanks for pulling for the Kings! We can use all the bandwagoners we can get!
Your sock is looking great, I love the colour and the pattern!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you are excited for the Kings (it's always good to hear about other hockey fans) but I have to say they are breaking my Coyote fan heart right now.ReplyDelete
By the way - your sock is very pretty so far
Those colors are stunning!!ReplyDelete
I love this link up!!ReplyDelete
Your sock is so pretty!! Weird to say about a sock...but it is!!
My first time here -- glad to have found you! Sharing the latest from my needles: a chocolate brown New, New Shale Cowl. Thanks for hosting! ~Lisa @ HappyinDoleValleyReplyDelete
Just stumbled across your WIPWs--what a great idea! I just linked myself and am going to try to keep up. And your socks are looking great--I hope the sizing works out for you!ReplyDelete
Just started my blog and can't wait to see other people's projects and hopefully add mine.ReplyDelete
Ali x x
Just linked to this and need to add the logo to my blog. Such a good idea to see things getting done . . . a good incentive! G xReplyDelete