Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Sun, 2015-11-01 16:48
The October socks turned out quite nice, despite having to knit them with 4 needles instead of my usual 5. I think it stretches and distorts the stitches but it couldn't be helped as the Size 0/ 2.0 mm double points I used only had the 4 needles. The Classic Elite Alpaca Sox was nice to work with and I think the person destined to receive this pair of socks will love them.
Once again, should this entry not allow me to upload the photos, they can be found on my Ravelry projects page.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Tue, 2015-10-13 16:00
I've posted a notice here before and want to remind everyone that Spirit Day is this Thursday, October 15th. I encourage all members to wear purple that day as a sign to any LGBTQ young person that may see them that they are loved and supported as they make their way through life and any difficulties they face. Thank you.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Wed, 2015-09-30 15:36
I finished the September edition of the 12 months/12 socks KAL yesterday evening. They are superb! The "Alegria" yarn from Manos del Uruguay is marvelous and very delightful to work with, having excellent stitch definition and very uniform color and thickness consistency. I highly recommend it.
I hope to add photos at a later time...if the dratted system ever lets me. Otherwise, you can see them on my Ravelry projects page.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Sat, 2015-09-05 11:52
I finished that pair of socks on August 31st, just barely under the deadline. I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out and hope my friend enjoys them. No pictures are posted because I forgot them this morning. I'll remedy that within a couple of days and possibly post a sneak preview of the September socks. They are knitting up superbly in Manos del Uruguay "Alegria" - some of the softest sock yarn I've ever worked with.
[By the way...it is absolutely fabulous to have my tag line return to my replies and comments. Thanks, Darrel.]
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Sat, 2015-08-15 18:20
August 20, 2015--The message about unable to send e-mail is still showing up. However, the green message "Message sent to ..." is there. Is the private message system separate from the e-mail links, or what? Sorry to belabor this but I want to be assured my private messages are going through.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Mon, 2015-07-20 15:11
They were finished Sunday afternoon - July 19, 2015 - and were begun on June 28, 2015. Three weeks from start to finish...not bad for me. [Of course the second knit up faster as all the details were figured out...about a week.]
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Tue, 2015-06-23 16:12
The June socks took almost 2 months to get off the needles. However, that still keeps me in the game - for what that's worth.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Wed, 2015-06-10 19:29
Still working on the sock yarn version of the tube sock. I'm about 4 inches into the second sock.
I'm also enroute to the 5th Rocky Mountain Men's Knitting Retreat in Allenspark, CO. It goes from 11th to the 14th of June and is my absolute "me-time" vacation.
That means I'll be out of touch for several days. Take care and keep the needles clicking.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Mon, 2015-04-27 14:28
This pair of tube socks has been in the works for quite some time but were finished this morning. A little bit of ripping back when I first started them [too tight] and at the very end [reshaping the toe decreasing for a more pleasing look] but, otherwise, a pretty fast and satisfying project when I could just work on them.
Submitted by Joe-in Wyoming on Mon, 2015-04-20 15:22
These are the latest socks. They took exactly 4 weeks to knit; the second in only 10 days. I would've been faster if I'd not been reading so much. LOL
The yarn is from Mary Maxim and was a gift. These socks will be given to a friend who admires the colors. Not that I'm too butch to wear them myself.