Monday, November 05, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Friday, July 27, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Some sunshine right there on my feet to chase away those future Winter Blahs.
I normally work on US1 needles for socks, but I really don't like working with this yarn that tight. This means I'm off gauge and will have to think a minute about the rib when I get to the cuff.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Click on the picture for a pdf of the pattern. In the future you can go to www.smithislandpatternfactory.com to purchase the pattern for $6. Let me know via my blog or in the comments here what you think! And if you need yarn, and who doesn't?, go here to purchase the yarn!
Monday, July 09, 2007
I have some subtle variegated tangerine Koigu I'm going to replace it with. Now it will be a challenge since I have to start over-I'm the slowest sock knitter known to man. However, maybe with the Koigu I can use a US2 needle...
Friday, July 06, 2007
Click on the photo below for a link to the .pdf. Enjoy!!!
Monday, July 02, 2007
It's in Tofutsies and I'm changing it to toe-up and a short row heel.
I adore the rib pattern so far, but sadly the yarn is less striped and more variegated (at least at my gauge). I don't think it's going to show a lot. It does add texture and knitting interest, so I think I'm going to press on. I may want to make it again in something like a semi-solid.
Sunday was great by the way! Thanks to all who came!
Friday, June 29, 2007
And don't forget, Sunday is the Socksational July Kick-off Party at Rosie's, 2017 Locust Street. All sock yarn is on mega sale and there are snacks and stuff.
So, without futher ado, click on the picture below for the pattern. And go here for details on the kit.
PS, the pattern doesn't have gauge listed because I am somewhat absent-minded (see here for details). But the gauge should be 7 sts/1" over pattern stitch. Happy sock knitting!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
July is all about sock knitting at Rosie's Yarn Cellar. Socks are perfect summer knitting: they aren't heavy, they pack easily, and they’re a breeze to whip out on a plane, on the beach or while waiting for the kids to get on the Super-Dooper-Looper. So here are the special events we’ve planned to help you fall in step:
July 1st, 12-5 Socksational July Kick-off Party!
All sock yarn and patterns are on sale. How much on sale? You tell us: the percentage off is double your shoe size. Wear an 8? Get 16% off your sock purchases. Find your largest-footed friend and drop in for refreshments, sales and prizes. Everyone wearing handknit socks will be entered into a drawing for a basket of sock-making goodies, including a gift certificate for a pedicure.
July Project of the Month:
Each week there will be a free sock pattern on Rosie's Knitting Circle Blog. Shipping is free on the sock projects and the free patterns will only be available during the month of July so download them while you can!
Yarn of the Week:
Each week a new sock yarn will be marked 25% off with free shipping. Check the website every Friday to see what's new!
Rosie's Sock Race:
Go to rosiesknittingcircle.blogspot.com to join the Rosie's Sock Race anytime during the month (although the earlier the better). Join the blog, grab a button, and post your sock-knitting goal for the month. Some ideas: Create a team and race each other to finish the same project. Bet yourself that you can actually finish both socks. Cast on for one of those "Oh, one day I would love to make those" patterns that you never thought you'd have the time for. Everyone who reaches their goal by July 31st is entered to win a fabulous socky prize!!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
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Thursday, February 22, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
yes, you can make a linen sweater! it's harder on the hands than wool but not that bad. in fact it might just be the kind of hard that makes you get stronger rather than the kind that destroys you.
without rosie's yarn cellar's expertise ben would still be wearing his disgusting workout shirt that looked like a used swiffer, just because i thought the seams on it made him look sexy. now, he has a beautiful linen sweater that looks better every time we wash it. he loves the feel of this sweater and so do i. he said that the first time he wore it to the office, people were genuflecting, but i think he was kidding. we call it his "lion in winter" sweater or sometimes "brother cadfael" or "friar tuck".
the hat and moebius yarn came from rosie's too but it was years ago so i don't know what they are. i don't know what the linen is either. maybe euroflax.
linen sweaters are completely worth the effort.