Wednesday, October 19, 2011

YARN ALONG


~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~
Joining with Ginny

Sock knitting has taken over my life!
Do you know that I even dreamed
about socks last night? I really did.
I was informed by my loving family
that it's a good thing I didn't knit
socks for a living or I would be very
hungry. That's OK, I am not giving up!
Do you see the last picture ? That
is a gusset [yes, I now know ALL
the part names of a sock] and I
am very, very proud of it! Why?
Because it is my fifth one and
I finally got it! At least on one
sock anyway. Isn't it just the
prettiest thing?  I have plans for
another little ripping party with
the other sock's gusset, but that's
not a problem anymore, I'm
now an expert ripper! Ripperest?
My reading this week
has been all about socks
and knitting too. See, I told
you, knitting has taken over
my life!
So, what have you been up
to since we last got together?
xx

37 comments:

  1. Sock making is seriously addicting but just think of all those toes you are going to keep warm *grin*. Love the yarn you are using to :)

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  2. Yay! I'm addicted to sock knitting, too. I just finished up a pair, and while I work on other things I'm still thinking about socks! The yarn looks interesting. What is it?

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  3. What a beautiful colourway, I am also busy with a pair of socks too. I would love to knit up both at the same time:)Your book links look lovely.
    Take care
    Linda

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  4. oh tracey i love your dedication and passion, you are a sock knitter, absolutely. i like those funny things family members say i think they are in awe of your skill too. just wait till these go on a pair of loved feet. it will be a moment of pride, and joy. keep knitting my friend :)

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  5. I'm jealous of your sock prowess! I think your sock is beautiful, good job!

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  6. Sock is looking great :) I think about socks far too much, but never mind ;)

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  7. Yay for 'the got it gusset' hope the other one comes into line quickly for you, those sure look like socks to keep toes cozy.
    That's a lot of research so I'm thinking there are more socks to come. Enjoy the knitting and the wearing.

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  8. I've heard about the sock addictiveness thing and it's my excuse for not dipping my toe in, so to speak. But I am very tempted...

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  9. If you are dreaming about socks you are definitely an expert my dear :) Looks lovely and I bet your feel will love them!

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  10. Tracey,

    Are you trying to make me jealous? I am...so jealous:) I have been wanting to sit down and try to make a pair of socks with dpn's. I just might today....if I find time..smile

    P.s they are beautiful!!!!

    ~~Renee

    A Knitters Notebook

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  11. The yarn screams 'Autumn'. Nice colorway. And those cookies! Yum. No, wait! Candles? I guess it was just wishful thinking on my part.

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  12. The socks look great. I love your book collection! Hmmm, need to get back to the socks I started for yule.....last year!
    xx

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  13. I love knitting socks, and your's are beautiful! The yarn you are using is lovely.

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  14. And you are getting the hang of it just as "sock weather" is upon us!!! Perfect timing--perfect fall colors!
    First picture??? Cake? Cookie? Painted carving?
    candle????? Whatever, sure looks good with your socks!

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  15. I am envious! One of my resolutions for the year was to learn to knit socks, and after 2 bad attempts I sort of gave up. Maybe I'm ready to try it again...your yarn is lovely!

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  16. sock knitting is definitely an addiction! may i suggest you read some priscilla gibson roberts and do check out nancy bush's amazing sock patterns too :)

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  17. Keep up the good work! It's great! I can't wait to see them all done!

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  18. Knitting with that gorgeous yarn would make me so happy I'd probably forget all about gussets and such while watching the colors change. :)

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  19. Glad you are so enjoying sock knitting right now. I'm so busy trying to get some dolls made for an upcoming craft fair that I don't have enough time to knit.

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  20. I confess.. I went out and bought sock yarn this past weekend. I am going to work on a pair at some point (Mom finished the first sock in her pair she'd like me to report).

    Look at you go! Your family teases now, but when you're happily knitting away at a pile of warm socks and there's a freak snowstorm down there, they'll be wanting a pair to wear. ;)

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  21. Oh! The colors are beautiful, Tracey!!! They make me happy :)

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  22. I love sock knitting! I posted about baby socks today :-) I haven't actually knit any socks for the over 5 crowd though...not sure I am up to that challenge yet :-)

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  23. Such beautiful autumn color in your knitting and baking. Lovely post. I'm so happy to have fallen upon this.

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  24. I must try knitting socks. At the moment I am knitting a jumper ( been on the needles for far too long ), a hat and just starting some baby hats.
    I am reading Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. It is amazing. I read a paragraph and then I have to read it again. Medicine for the soul.
    Much love
    p.s Wonderful wool, love it!

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  25. Congratulations on your gusset! They're definitely not easy, so you should be proud of yourself :)

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  26. Yay for expert ripping, perseverance and one beautifully knitted sock so far!!! You are so cute and funny :), much luck to you on sock number two, it should be a breeze now yes?
    xo

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  27. I love that yarn. I've mentioned that before, haven't I?

    I am going to try a pair of socks one of these days. My mother got me some sock yarn in two different shades of grey at a yard sale - not enough of either to make a whole pair of socks, but I think if I did a band around the top in the one grey & then the rest of the sock in the other…maybe I'll get at a pair of socks for George's Christmas stocking… xo

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  28. Such beautiful wool - so Autumnal. You are very clever and determined to crack this sock business - and you have done it! xxx

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  29. Way to show that socks who's boss! Now that you're an expert...I could use some lessons. ;)

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  30. :-) Well done!!! I am so in awe of your perseverance! And that you have the patience to teach yourself. Just awesome!

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  31. I know that sock yarn!! Knits up wonderfully doesn't it. Congrats on sticking too it. Socks can be challenging and so very addictive.

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  32. socks are addicting! i love them too.. i can guess what everyone is getting for christmas at your house this year.

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  33. Congratulations! Your tenacity and hard work have paid off. I bet you will enjoy wearing these socks more than any other pair, ever. Beautiful fall colors, by the way.

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  34. You go Tracey! That sock is gorgeous!

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  35. Socks are soooo addicting! I *LOVE* that yarn--what brand and colorway is it? Your socks look really lovely. Well done!

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