Friday, October 12, 2007

The sock creature thanks you.

I am a knitter.
I am not a seamstress.
I know a fair amount about yarn and knitterly things.
I don't know a whole lot about sewing, but I can do it.

This being said...thank you to a couple of my readers for delurking and letting me know that it is not a bobbin problem but a top thread problem. All I had to do was rethread the machine! I owe you $50!

The sock creature thanks you.

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Now...a little inspiration for Christmas knits.

Firstly, check out the Holiday Issue of Interweave, if you haven't already. Gifts...yes. For me...yes. Love many of the patterns featured!

Some socks that are possibilities...spiral boot socks, clessidra knee socks, father and son socks, diamond and waffle socks and winding cable socks.

Hat patterns I have been eyeing...short row hat, cap karma (brooklyntweed...he could knit a garter stitch swatch out of crappy yarn and his photo will make me want to knit it!), foliage hat, and the shedir cap.

Have you seen these snugs? I must make them!

I know it is the most simple scarf (Jared again...just go look at the photos!) but I really love this noro scarf. If not for a gift, then for myself!

Lastly, some mittens.

Do you have any great accessory patterns to share?

11 comments:

DPUTiger said...

YAY!!! So glad that my internet technical support hit the jackpot. Sock creature looks very cool :)

Laura Smith said...

If you want a wonderful toy pattern that is a pretty quick knit, look at the bowling set in the New Knits on the Block knitting book. I made 6 pins and a bowling ball in 3 days for a little one's birthday gift. Easy pattern but very much loved by the recipient. I'm also working on the airy fairy pattern from Knitted Toys by Zoe Mellor. I finished the entire body in two hours. I hope this gives you some inspiration for your Christmas knits. :)

AuntieAnn said...

Fingerless mitts -- I made the first of these and am partway through the chart on the second: http://myblog.de/petrastrickt/page/166936 (scroll down for the English version). Mine's on 2's in DK.

kmkat said...

I love knitting the Noro scarf, too -- check out the three I have made:
http://kmkat.typepad.com/kmkat_and_her_kneedles/2007/09/addicted.html

pamela wynne said...

eee, Sock Creature is killing me! I love!

Persnickety said...

I just LOVE your sock creature. He is adorable. I especially like the lips -- he looks pouty. ;)

sue said...

So glad that your sewing machine problem was an easy one to fix. The sock monster looks terrific.

Anonymous said...

WE LIKE THE SOCK... LUKAS AND I.
BLAKE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A BLUE HAT WITH A MAPLE LEAF (WHITE) ON IT PLEASE SIZE ADULT MEN. IF YOU ARE KNITTING FOR KIDS THIS YEAR??? LUKAS HOWEVER IS LOOKING AT MAYBE MITTENS OR GLOVES FINGERLESS THE ONES WITH THE OPTION OF COVERING FINGERS, OR PULLING BACK THE TOP PART. WHAT ARE THOSE CALLED? THANKS
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP YOU WITH THIS???

CK

Nell said...

Your sock monster is too cute. Great job!

Connie said...

Love the sock monster. I am currently knitting the father & son socks for my dad, and to make them go faster I am omitting the middle part of the pattern and just doing cables along each edge. They look terrific!

Luanda said...

Just want to say I love your blog. You are a real inspiration. One of my goals is to knit as fast as you can....then maybe I will get Christmas gifts done :-)