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Archive for the ‘Rockin Sock Club’ Category


Posted by mobarger on May-10-2011

I am slipping. I am not finding interest in knitting right now which is unusual.

But I have managed to push out a pair of socks. In the skein (and I wish I took a picture of it) the colors weren’t my cup of tea. But all knit up I think they look pretty good don’t you?


These are some funky cables aren’t they? I ended up breaking a cable needle in the process so I used an extra sock needle for the rest of the cables. I can never do cables without needles.
The funky cables are repeated from the heel down to the toe.
Pattern: Slip Jig Socks
Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock “Wild Irish Girlie”

Other People’s Stuff

Posted by mobarger on Jul-19-2009
STR Jul 09 Shipment

First off, the new installment of the Rocking Sock Club arrived this week. Reviews are mixed, I like it. The pattern looks very interesting. If you want better pix, I suggest you visit Turtlegirl’s blog, she always takes great pix of yarn! Each kit came with a different sticker – I like mine best!

Fiber Baristas Jul 09 Pennyrose Yarns Shelley

Fiber Baristas shipment came too! This is a generous skein and can almost be considered solid. Not sure if it says socks or scarf yet.

Stash Mosaic

Meanwhile I have to learn to stay away from the destashing forum on Ravelry. I’ve been a little … uh…. busy.

New Shoes

I also have this problem of reading other people’s blogs and shopping because of them. These shoes were first spotted on Knit Flix’s blog and I wanted a pair too! She also blogged about them here. Off I went to search for them, and found a pair my size, brand new, on eBay. So for $25 and free shipping, they were mine! They are not exactly my style but so cute! and so comfy!

So I am enamored of other people’s stuff. Luckily I have been able to avoid garage sales this summer, although I almost stopped at a couple the other day ….

Back to DPNs

Posted by mobarger on Apr-7-2008

I finished the 2 at a time magic loop socks done on circs too small 😉 By the time I got to the gusset, I decided to go back to my good ol. DPNs.

Now I am working on March’s Rocking Sock Club sock, “Leafling.” It has been a while since I have knit with BMFA yarn, I forgot how addiciting it is. I love watching this pattern progress. I am on the heel, the actual heel turning is done with short rows on thh bottom of the foot. And yup, with my trusty DPNs. :)