Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Work-in-Progress 93





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!


For those that are new to WIPW, to share your WIPW post with us, just fill out the Mr. Linky below. Despite it saying you must comment, don't feel as if you do. That is something Mr. Linky automatically adds. I just ask you to check out a few of the links posted to see what everyone else is working on and comment there if you can. Everyone loves feedback and a little encouragement on their projects! Also, please link back to this post in your post to get the word out! The more the merrier!

41 comments:

  1. 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. :]

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    1. Hi Ashley, I can't use DPNs either! Have you tried magic loop? That's how I make socks! Enjoy the Purple Marshmallow skein!

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    1. Thank you! I love the way it looks knit up!

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  3. i love that colour, it's so beautiful and those socks look really pretty!!! have a knitty wednesday xx

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  4. Wow the colour is fantastic! I love the pattern as well!

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  5. 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 ; )
    Love the sock. The colour and the pattern look great. You go!

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    1. 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! LOL

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  6. That's an awesome sock! I'm in love with the color.

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  7. It looks great! I love the colorway (as always). Go Kings! (Now imagine how the Rangers fans felt in 1994!)

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    1. 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. ;)

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  8. That's a great match of pattern and color, Tami! I'm always inspired by your sock knitting.

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  9. loving the socks and the yarn is scrummy..

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  10. 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.

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    1. 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.

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  11. You can show me socks every day! I'd never get tired of looking at them. Pretty, pretty yarn!

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    1. 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.

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  13. Love the color, maybe someday I'll knit socks...

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    1. Thanks, Jazz. You should! They're fun, useful and very portable.

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  14. Someone suggested to sell knitted socks in our store. I might do some with your lovely pattern.

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    1. 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. :)

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  15. 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.

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    1. Thanks for joining! It is fun, isn't it?

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  16. 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. :)

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    1. 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!

      Thanks for pulling for the Kings! We can use all the bandwagoners we can get!

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  17. Your sock is looking great, I love the colour and the pattern!

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  18. 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.

    By the way - your sock is very pretty so far

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  19. I love this link up!!

    Your sock is so pretty!! Weird to say about a sock...but it is!!

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  20. 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 @ HappyinDoleValley

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  21. 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!

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  22. Just started my blog and can't wait to see other people's projects and hopefully add mine.
    Ali x x

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  23. 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 x

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