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July sock… to publish a pattern every month… *hmm*

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The yellow and orange striped kick back socks
St Patrick’s socks – green and white with shamrock

Crazy Quilt socks and teddybear socks are by Infiknit and Carol Tomany

Bicycle Socks, Tug Boat Socks, Bobb(l)y Socks, Fiesta Feet and Tavelling Socks are by Lucy Neatby – the Travelling Socks are from the book “Socks, Socks, Socks”

Rose Trellis socks are said to be by “The Studio”, but what “The Studio” is, I don’t have the slightest idea.

Lacy Waves are from Knitted Threads Designs
Lynne’sĀ  and Becky’s Socks

Finnish lace socks or Godzilla socks, as the Japanese knitter renamed them šŸ™‚


Go to Blue Blog to see the sockpaloooza knitters‘ creations šŸ™‚ Very inspiring šŸ™‚


I have a horrible… what’s it’s called… “running nose” – allergic… er… such. What ever it is called.Ā  It fills my sinuses during the night and I wake up in the middle of the night with my ears aking – I can imagine it feels like that when someone pushes a knitting needle into your ear.
And the snot drops during the daytime, the table is filled with used paper handkerchiefs. Our dog loves to eat them and steals them when ever he can… I think it’s a bit disgusting.

It reminds me of the story I read somewhere – in Europe the handkerchiefs were most precious and beautiful, thin linen, embroidered and decorated with lace. When the Europeans went to Japan – where they used paper handkerchiefs already at the 17th century – the Japanese were horrified by the European madness – how they wrapped their bodily fluids into these wonderful pieces of clothe and put into their pockets. Like used toilet paper. šŸ˜€

My nose has been running since I was 10. There’s always used hankies in all my pockets, and I think it serves every possible pick-pocket right to put their fingers into a used, moist paper hanky… >:-)


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There’s quite a lot of socks I plan to knit.Ā  Some of them have free pattern on-line, some don’t.

First are Evelyn A. Clark’s Leafy Lace Socks It’s not a free pattern, but I think I can manage.

Next is modified Aran socks from Socknitters – there are also a couple of other patterns I want to knit.

Knitty.com has also nice patterns, like “Pomatomus” and “Very Tall” šŸ™‚

Blueberry Waffle
Yukon Leaves

Quite a many of these patterns are by Nancy Bush, and from her books
Knitting vintage socks“, “Knitting on the Road” and “Folksocks“.

Carol Tomany‘s Crazy Quilt Socks

Lamb’s Ear Yarn has also a lot of nice patterns – not only socks šŸ™‚

I also have quite a many of Lucy Neatby‘s sock designs on my list šŸ™‚
The books “Socks, socks, socks” is on my wish list as well šŸ˜€

Country Girls are from Heart Strings Fiber Arts, and they have other nice socks too šŸ™‚

Many of the grey-white Celtic socks are from here
and the socks in the blog picture are from Tongue River Farm
Helene’s Russian socks and a pair of Norwegian two-end knitted socks
Maggie’s Racks have nice socks too šŸ™‚ I especially like the sea shore socks.

Bull’s Eye Socks and Domino Socks
The third pair of Dominos, the black-and-colored socks last in the list are from Vogue’s knitting socks. As are the orangy-yellow and grey sheep socks.

The “cabin 152” are “toe tappers” from Cabin Fever, and the Irish Braid socks (cabin 157) are from there too.

The crocheted socks are from Janet Rehfelt’s and Mary Jane Wood’s “Crocheted Socks“.
(I thought knitting was really difficult first, and it took some time for me to get it – so I would have loved to have been able to CROCHET my socks when I was 11 and we had to knit a pair of socks in school…)

It’s really late now, I’ll continue my sock list tomorrow šŸ™‚

Good night, everyone

P.S. Go and see these amazing art knits šŸ™‚


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Now I have joined the Six Sox šŸ™‚
I’m waiting for the Easter to end so that I can go to the city and shop some yarn and knitting needles… and other such necessary things.

The thing is that we have moths. I had a relatively large collection of yarns, and I had to throw it all away, because the little buggers had chewed themselves through it all. They have been even eating my nylon stockings – so we have been forced to throw a lot, and concentrate on rescuing the clothes… I do live in Sweden and it IS cold in the winter, so I need my woollies. But I can’t say it didn’t hurt… especially all my homespun plant dyed wool yarns… made of the wool of my own sheep and cut myself… *cry* And the fleeces… I had a big box full of sheep fur waiting to become a sheep fleece throw on our bed to keep us warm in the winter nights… all gone. Well… I hope the thousands of little moth babies were happy munching away… I really hate those things. I love animals, but not moths. But I suppose they are needed, who would otherwise make the dead animals fur into food?

So I have to start all fresh now. It’s a bit frustrating, because I don’t have ANYTHING to even start experimenting with the pattern…

And I don’t have any scraps…

Yeah… everyone has started from nothing once, haven’t we? And some have started more than once. And will keep on starting anew šŸ™‚


P.S. I think I start with the socks and not the Imbolc throw… even though I have been thinking of the throw for over a year now… šŸ˜‰

Just go and check my photo album. There will be socks šŸ˜€


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