Submitted by colamanknits on Mon, 2014-05-26 09:45
Happy Memorial Day, everyone. To the men on here who has or is currently serving our country, thank you.
My younger sister's favorite color is neon green. Now that neon colors are back in for the moment, I found a colorway at Knit Picks that she would like.
Submitted by colamanknits on Sun, 2014-04-20 08:41
For everyone celebrating, Happy Easter and for those who do not, Happy Day! I haven't been commenting lately, but I have really enjoyed reading and seeing what everyone has been sharing. You guys are truly an inspiration. These socks are for my older sister made from some left-over yarn from when I knitted her the Adamas Shawl. Aqua blue is her favorite color and this was the closest I could find in sock weight yarn. I have a pair of neon green (her favorite color) socks on the needles for my younger sister. Anyhoo, I hope everyone is having a great weekend.
Submitted by colamanknits on Sat, 2014-02-15 11:32
I finished this pair of socks for my friend, Alyson. I’ve been working on my Summit Shawl (Wrap), but took a break from it so that I could do her socks. I’ve been promising her a pair, so thought that I would get them done so that she can wear them while the weather is cold. I didn’t realize that Lion Brand’s Sock yarn was considered sport weight; at least that’s what Ravelry said when I plugged in the information for the yarn. I don’t see anywhere on the lable that it is. I hope this didn’t throw off my gauge. I think they’ll still fit her, though.
Submitted by colamanknits on Wed, 2014-02-05 16:44
The hat and socks are dried and blocked. I'm okay with how they both turned out. The only thing I would do differently with the hat is, I would take the ribbing down to 1.5 inches instead of the 2.5 inches that it is. Since I will only be wearing the hat when I'm out exercising (walking), I'm not really that concerned about it. I tend to like my hats to be form fitting on the head (more like a Beanie) instead of baggy. As far a the socks go, I'll try and get Mark to send me a picture of him wearing these socks like he did the first ones I knit for him.
Submitted by colamanknits on Tue, 2014-02-04 22:51
Here's the hat I finished tonight. Just washed it and now it's blocking. Since I don't have a dummy head to block it on, I thought that the balloon would do the trick.
The socks, of course, are blocking on sock blockers. These will also be for my friend, Mark. They were finished a couple of nights ago, but have been waiting to finish the hat before I washed and blocked both projects.
Submitted by colamanknits on Sat, 2014-02-01 18:41
So, what are you guys working on this weekend? I have two things currently on the needles that I’m working on. One is another pair of socks for my friend Mark. I think I like this yarn better than the yarn I used for the other pair I knit for him. The other thing I’m working on is a hat in left-over sock weight yarn. Since I’ve never used this weight for a hat before, I thought that I would never get through the K2, P2 ribbing. I use a software program called The Hat Wizard and it called for 2.5 inches of ribbing. I’m not crazy about the length of ribbing in this one.
Submitted by colamanknits on Mon, 2014-01-27 10:47
ETA - *****My friend wearing his socks at work today.****
Submitted by colamanknits on Fri, 2014-01-24 23:02
Submitted by colamanknits on Mon, 2014-01-20 16:58
This is a pair that I finished yesterday. I did try to match up the stripping again this time and think it came out pretty well. I hope you guys aren’t getting tired of seeing socks. I don’t post them on here for praise, but just to share my work with you guys. The guild that I’m in is starting a KAL this month for the Ten Stitch Triangle. The Ravelry link is:
Submitted by colamanknits on Thu, 2014-01-16 13:57
This is a pair of socks that I finished a couple of days ago. Before I started knitting the socks, I was looking at the yarn and couldn’t make up my mind if I really liked it or not. I didn’t buy the yarn, if was given to me. After completing a few inches on the sock, I came to the conclusion that I did like it. I guess it just took seeing how the color combination worked up in the fabric.