Category Archives: Knitting

What’s on my Needles?

Wow, I almost forgot to post my knitting progress today, and I actually have something to show!

I made a lot of progress on Jim’s second sock (as shown above) in the past two weeks.  And isn’t a Jim sport, letting me put these socks on him and taking another photo?  He was a little nervous about the needles…

Cat Bordhi’s basic sock pattern.  Madelinetosh Sock Yarn, colorway Mourning Dove.

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s blog.

What on my needles?

I finished the Madelinetosh (color: Mourning Dove) sock I’m making for my Dear (patient) Husband, and it fits him like it was made for him!


Now I’m ready to cast on the second sock, and it will make a perfect project for our bus trip to Paducah next week.

I was a little worried that I wouldn’t have enough yarn left to do a whole second sock.  I usually make the leg portion between 6-7″ for myself, and I made this sock 7 1/2″.  In addition, my husband’s foot is probably 1 1/2″ longer than my foot.

As I was finishing this sock, I could tell there was quite a bit more yarn in this sock than the ones I make for myself.  The bad news?  I bought this yarn a while back, and I haven’t had good luck finding the same yarn two or three years later.

The photo in the header of this post shows the gram weight of this sock…50 grams.  I weighed my leftover yarn and it’s 58 grams!  *whew*

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s knitting post.

What’s on My Needles?

Since I will be traveling to Paducah, KY, for the AQS quilt show in a couple of weeks, I am already mentally packing and planning what handwork I want to take with me.  (I don’t know what I’m going to wear, but I know what I’m going to KNIT!!!)

This will be a bus tour package, so we will have about 1 1/2 days of bus time each direction…perfect for knitting!  Perfect for knitting socks, but only if you’re on the “straight-away”, not doing the heel, the gusset or the toe where you have to pay strict attention.

Lime Grape Sock_edited-1

This sock is knit out of Transitions by Gypsy Girl Creations, colorway Poconos.  I just need to finish the toe so I can cast on the second sock…then that new sock gets put aside for the bus.

Blue Sock_edited-1

This is Madelinetosh sock yarn in Morning Dove.  And the same deal with this sock:  I just need to add another 1/2″ or so, then do the toe.  I can then cast on the second sock for the bus.

All the socks I’ve made so far are from Cat Borhdi’s book, Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.