Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sock Weather

Hello Friends!  It seems I've lost my blogging mojo along with my stitching mojo...so if you find either one, can you send it back?  I thought I'd better make an appearance because the knitty finishes are starting to pile up!

64st basic stockinette
size:  women's sm/med
needles: size 2.5mm dpn's
yarn:  Serenity by Deborah Norville, color Jasper
2 skeins: 50g/230yds

(my photo "helper"...not really considering he sat on the socks and then tried to lick the camera) 

Eyelet rib cuff pattern from
Knit Simple, Fall 2010
I cast on 49st for the cuff and then decreased one stitch to 48 for the stockinette leg and rest of sock
size: women's med
needles: size 3.25mm
yarn:  unknown thrifted sportweight (?)

56st basic stockinette
size:  women's sm/med
needles:  size 2.75mm
yarn:  Vanna's Glamour, color #153 onyx
2 skeins: 50g/202yds

We've been having some gorgeous fall weather, but the temps are definitely more seasonal this week.  The chill in the air makes me thankful for a drawer full of handknit socks! 

Hoping you are having some fabulous fall weather too!  Thanks for stopping by my neck of the woods...I really enjoy your visits!


Sadie said...

Love your socks Staci, especially the last pair :-)
Your helper is adorable!

Julianne said...

Hi Staci,

It is great to see post from you. All of your socks look wonderful. I do confess that I miss seeing your beautiful stitching.

I do appreciate knitting. It Is something that I have never been able to do with any proficiency.

Enjoy the cooler temperatures.

JoAnn said...

Very nice, cozy socks! I've already started wearing mine. This Wisconsin weather is turning very fast now...

Your "helper" is very handsome :)

Jill said...

I love seeing your socks. I just finished my first knitted sock. It wasn't too bad. Now I have to make another one!

~*Shar*~ said...

I love these socks; I want a pair, I love the orange ones...:) I kind of lost my stitching mojo and have exchanges to get done. Must be the weather???

Hugs, Shar

JelliDonut said...

Somebody's been busy! Nice socks--love the orange pair.

Annie said...

You seem to work up those beautiful socks so easily! Double pointed needles still scare me even though I've played with them a bit!

Nice to see you've kept those hands working!

Sally said...

You always pick the cutest sock patterns/yarn! Love your helper, too!

I have to half pairs of socks, one Christmas and one fall, that I really need to knit mates to so I can wear them. Stocking is almost done, and then I can give them some attention.

Sally said...

*two half pairs :o)

Harmien said...

I could send you some sewing mojo... I have more than I know what to do with. Love the socks, esp. the Onyx, very stylish!!! You okay?

Nicole said...

Beautiful socks Staci!! I lost my mojo for a few months too... I think I'm finally getting it back!

Annemarie said...

SO glad to find that I'm not the only one. Unfortunately, with the knitting mojo, UP went the stitching mojo too, so now I have all this mojo and just one pair of hands and... socks to knit! Just like you! Yours are gorgeous and lovely and beautiful, esp. the first pair :o)

carol fun said...

Great socks - I particularly like the peachy ones with the eyelet cuff - very pretty. Its a good thing that we have lots of different interests -variety is the spice of life!

Siobhan said...

It's great to see a post from you, Staci, whether it's a knitty or a stitchy one. :) Love the socks! Your helper is adorable.

Michelle said...

Lovely knitting - I love the orange pair - really pretty. Michelle x

Kathy A. said...

Now those are some serious socks there girl! Nice work!

Elaine said...

Aaah the sock Queen is at it again..lol! They are all fab Staci.

Roberta said...

You are amazing - always love your socks - I am so slow and you are so quick. Your helper is darling.

natalie said...

Yummy orange socks! LOVE THEM!

Daffycat said...

Great socks! I especially like the eyelet ones...I've a fondness for eyelet.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Staci,

Ah ... there you are!! Looks
like your knitting needles
have been busy during your
blogging break.

The orange ones with the lacy
cuffs are my favorites followed
by the fun, striped ones in the
color Jasper. Very pretty.

I don't remember meeting your
photo helper before. He's
adorable!! Love that black
spot over one eye, and his
black ears. Such a handsome
fellow. You know, he just
wanted you to take HIS picture,
and forget about those silly

I think that everyone looses
their "stitching" or their
"blogging" mojo at one time
or another. Being without
a computer for so long sure
brought my mojo back. It's
so nice to reconnect with
you again Staci.


Cindy's Stitching said...

Love your socks. I have yet to learn how to do socks.

Lisa said...

love the Socks Staci, they look so cozy

Jackie said...

I love patterned socks but by far my favorite is a simple stockinette. I'll have to check out those eyelet rib socks on Ravelry!

We're having weather a bit warmer than normal with temps today close to 90. Ugh!

Jennifer said...

Love the socks, but was totally distracted by that gorgeous dog! What amazing colors and markings. What breed is he?
What type of yarn is the Vanna's Glamour? I'd like to try a pair using it.

Virginia said...

The socks are amazing!

The photo helper cracked me up. I had a similar problem with four-footed "helpers" this morning taking a shot of an FO.

Cole said...

So good to see your update! I love your socks, especially the second pair. They look so warm & cozy, especially now that we have snow on the ground here!

Julie said...

Nice helper

You've been busy with needles, i think a lot of stitcher mojo's have gone AWOL recently

Shirley said...

Wow, what lovely finishes - your work is superb and your "helper" is very cute too.
kind regards,

Shari said...

wow! What a great bunch of socks!!!! I love the purple ones & the autumn orange colored ones...love the fancy top on them!

Kajsa said...

Very pretty socks and a cute helper too!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Loving the socks! I knitted my first ever pair of socks recently. They are a bit basic but keep my feet cosy.

Michele B. said...

I don't care whether you stitch or knit - I like seeing everything you do! But please solve the mystery - what were those little tags for?

Hazel said...

Wow! Sock mental! I love them all! I have two skeins that need knitting up. Better get on and do it. x

mercy said...

Hi Staci! Don't know if you remember me but I just had to tell you that your dog is just so beautiful!!! What kind of dog is he? I've lost my stitching mojo as well and have been more into baking now. I miss it but just can't do it for some reason. I have even bought new stash to see if I can't get back into it but I haven't. TTYS

Sally said...

Your helper is so cute! Love the socks too :)

Nancy said...

Enjoy your cozy hand knit socks! They are all beautiful Staci! Some time I'd like to see a picture with every pair you have knit - I bet the colors would be gorgeous! Like your photo helper too!

Sharon said...

Lovely socks! I wish it were cooler in Florida so I could wear some pretties like those.