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Date: Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 05:42
Hey! Where is everybody? This blog used to be very active. What happened? Am I the only one knitting socks from my stash? I find that hard to believe.

Calling all members! Lets get this going again? I'll start.

This past year I knitted 2 pairs of socks. Not as many as I have been known to make in the past. Mostly because my sock drawer is STUFFED so I'm waiting until I've worn a pair or two out. I designed a pair of socks for my son-in-law for Christmas. After I finished them I liked them so much I wrote up the pattern and posted it on my pattern blog.

Pattern: Ribes Jumeaux by Linda Jo Park

Size: Mens medium
Yarn: Knitivity Down Home Art Yarns Sock in Patina
Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Nylon
Yarn: Red Heart Heart & Sole in Navy Blue
Content: 70% Superwash Wool/30% Nylon.
Needles: Addi Turbo Circulars in size 2.
Cast on: November 18, 2012
Bound off: December 4, 2012

Comments: I think this has been in my stash for 3 years, but not sure. I loved working with it and I love the Patina colorway. I bought the Navy Blue to go with the Patina.

The second pair I made last January. Technically, the yarn wasn't in my stash. It was given to me by Ray of Knitivity yarns. I offered to write a sock pattern for his yarns and this is what he sent me.

Pattern: Blog Reader Special Socks by Linda Jo Park

Yarn: Knitivity Down Home Art Yarns Sock
Color: Blog Reader Special 8-April-11 #403
Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 3.
Size: Ladies Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: January 3, 2012
Bound off: February 1, 2012

Comments: I picked a slip stitch stitch pattern that I think goes well with variegated yarns. It is an easy pattern to memorize. These are knitted from the toe up. The yarn was nice to work with. I love the way it pooled on the feet. The pattern is available from Knitivity.

This last pair was knit at the end of 2011. 

Pattern: Wheat Rib Socks by Linda Jo Park.

Yarn: Fortissima Schoeller Esslinger by Schoeller Stahl (discontinued)
Color: #21
Content: 75% Superwash Wool/25% Polyamid
Yarn: Trail Socks by Fleece Artist yarns
Color: Wine
Content: 80% Superwash Merino/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Mens Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: August 1, 2011
Bound off: November 19, 2011

Comments:  The main yarn has been in my stash for at least 10 years (from the days when I had my yarn shop). I bought the red to go with the main color.

Again, I designed a pair of socks for my son-in-law. They were a nice challenge for me. I actually designed the stitch pattern I used which was kind of fun. I named it Wheat Rib. They are also the first pair of toe up socks I've designed. The pattern is on my pattern blog.

So, what socks have you knit from your stash?

Linda Jo  \\//
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Date: Sunday, 13 Feb 2011 19:49
I have finished another pair of socks. These ones are special because I designed them myself. I call them Cenotes Socks, named after the wonderful little freshwater lakes found on the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. Their waters are as blue as these socks.

Cenotes Socks

Pattern: Cenotes Socks by me.
Yarn: Summit Sock by Impulse of Delight
Color: Blueberry Skies
Content: 80% Merino wool/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Ladies Medium (size 8.5 shoe)
Cast on: October 16, 2010
Bound off: February 10, 2011

Comments:  I absolutely love these socks. I love the yarn, it's wonderful to work with. I love the color because it's so soothing to my winter weary eyes, and I love the stitch pattern. It's easy to memorize and looks great with a variegated yarn.

Even better? I've written up the pattern and posted it for free. You'll need to go to my pattern blog for the info on how to get it.   Beadknitter Patterns

Linda Jo
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Date: Wednesday, 22 Sep 2010 09:10
I made two pairs of socks during the summer, both of which I made for my friend Judy in return for her bead stash (I'm also obsessed with bead weaving with a needle). I entered them both in the North Idaho Fair and won blue ribbons.

She picked purple yarn for this pair.

Herringbone Rib for Judy

Knitting Socks With Handpainted YarnPattern: Herringbone Rib by Kristi Schueler from Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn
Yarn: Berroco Sox
Color: 1452 Bonham
Content: 75% Wool/25% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: for Womans Size 9 shoe 
Cast on: July 6, 2010
Bound off: July 24, 2010 (in Indiana)

Comments: I love the stitch pattern in these socks. It is fun to knit. Be advised, though, that it is a yarn hogging stitch pattern. Make sure you have extra yarn, or don't knit the stitch pattern in the foot. In fact, even if you don't carry the stitch pattern into the foot, have extra yarn. The Berroco Sox is nice to knit with. There are more pics and details on my blog here: Judy's Herringbone Rib Socks

The second pair of socks for Judy are also purple. It's her favorite color.

Monkey Socks for Judy

Pattern: Monkey Socks by Cookie A.
Yarn: Fibranatura Yummy
Color: 41361 Purples
Content: 100% Superwash Merino Wool
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: for Womans Size 9 shoe 
Cast on: May 23, 2010
Bound off: July 5, 2010 (in Indiana)

Comments: I love this pattern, I love the yarn. Judy loves the socks. Can't be better than that. I finished these socks while driving through Indiana on our vacation.

Have a nice evening.\\//

Linda Jo
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Finally!   New window
Date: Tuesday, 17 Aug 2010 22:39
Yes, ladies I've finally finishe a pair of socks. Its been a whole year and all I've knitted in that time has been washcloths. ;D
Pattern ~ Not Pedestrian Peds
Yarn ~ Trekking XXL #135
Needles ~ KnitPicks 3s
Author: "Dawn ;) (noreply@blogger.com)" Tags: "Dawn ;), update, August socks"
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Date: Monday, 26 Apr 2010 06:09
April brought me many hours waiting in waiting rooms. Such is life sometimes. I needed to knit the hours away, but did not want a pattern that called for a lot of concentration. The yarn is Berocco Sox 1427, the pattern is Cat Bordhi's socks on circulars. A quick knit that helped me relax and get through some down time. The yarn is busy enough to keep me entertained.
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Date: Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 05:46
Wow! Am I the only one left doing this Socks from Stash thing? That's so sad. And I haven't been doing it all that well. I'm not knitting a pair of socks a month. My knitting time is not what it was last year, or the year before. But I am still continuously knitting socks. They're just taking longer to get done.

Since my last post I've finished 2 pair.

Little Cables for Frank

Pattern: Little Cables Socks by me
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Solid
Color: Chocolate
Content: 80% Superwash wool/20% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Mens Medium (size 8 shoe)
Cast on: November 22, 2009
Bound off: December 8, 2009

I made them for my new son-in-law for Christmas. He loves my hand knit socks. I have written up this pattern and have it available for free on my pattern blog. More info on my blog.

My most recently finished pair

Pattern: 4x2 Garter Rib by me
Yarn: On Your Toes Bamboo
by S.R. Kertzer
Color: Iris Print
Content: 75% Bamboo/25% Nylon
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 2.
Size: Ladies Medium (size 8.5 shoe)
Cast on: August 4, 2009
Bound off: March 1, 2010

More info on my blog.

Have a good day.
Author: "BeadKnitter (noreply@blogger.com)" Tags: "FO, finished sock, garter rib, cable, so..."
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Date: Friday, 20 Nov 2009 03:12
Hello Hello? Anyone out there? Wow, we've been quiet here lately.

I haven't posted for months buts that's because I haven't finished a pair of socks since, well, months ago. Anyway, I finished a pair today using yarn from my stash that I got about 3 years or so ago. I started the socks a year ago, frogged them, started again, frogged them. It all finally started going right in July when I cast on again. I think the fact my daughter got married in June and I had wedding stuff to work on put a serious cramp in my sock knitting mojo. Anyway, I'm glad they're finally done. I'm gonna have the brightest feet the west side of the Mississippi. LOL!

Pattern: Bayerische by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn
Color: Citrus
Needles: Addi Turbo Circular size 1.
Size: Ladies Medium (9 to 10 inch foot)
Cast on: July 23, 2009
Bound off: November 19, 2009

More info on my blog.

Have a great day.

Linda Jo
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Pomotomus   New window
Date: Friday, 03 Jul 2009 18:39
Pomotomus by Cookie A.
These were definitely and experience.

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Date: Friday, 03 Jul 2009 18:37
I finished my socks just in the nick of time for the Cookie KAL this month. Oh the pressure!
I don't usually do stuff like that but the lure of winning sock yarn was just too much. (not that I need anymore)
Alas, I did not win, but I have another pair of socks.
Pattern: Sunshine by Cookie A.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces 2--50g balls of Sunshine (how appropriate)
Needles: 2.5mm dpns
I did do mods though. I cast on 72 sts and did K2P2 rib which flowed right into the pattern perfectly. I kept the pattern at 72 sts through the whole sock. Cookie's pattern has you cast on 60st, with a K2 P2 K1 P1 rib then increase to 80sts for the cable pattern.
Way too big for me. So keeping to the 72st worked fine, and decreasing at the toe to 32 across the final cable was perfect.
All in all a lovely pattern.

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Date: Friday, 03 Jul 2009 05:22
Hi everyone! I haven't posted much here, but I don't really knit as many socks anymore as I thought I would. But I did just finish these beauties from my stash:

mom's jaywalkers

This is of course the Jaywalker pattern in Serenity sock yarn, which I found at Joann's while shopping with my mom. It is wool, nylon, and bamboo, and is part of the Deborah Norville yarn collection. She also has sport weight, worsted, and chunky, but they all seem to be acrylic/nylon blends. The sock yarn is the only wool blend in the collection. I thought it was funny that she's got her own yarn line too! I didn't know she was into knitting and crochet a la Vanna White. Those of you who may know her name but be fuzzy on 'from where' can investigate more at her official website. She's a tv presenter/'journalist'.

Anyway, I wanted to make socks for my mom, but she lives in Florida, so wool socks are not really necessary or desirable. In fact, the only modification I made to the pattern was to make the cuff only 5" rather than 7" because shorter socks are better for that climate. I also have some cotton yarn in the stash, which I'll use later, but this Serenity stuff is super-light, and really soft. It splits, but I love how muted the colors are. Even in the darker colorways which you can see at the link above, are all really muted and soft.

mom's socks 2

Anyway, the socks fit her and she loved them. I definitely am joining the ranks of the thousands of people who love this pattern and I'm sure this won't be the last time I knit it, since I still have tons of self-striping sock yarn in the stash, and was getting burned out with just knitting plain stockinette socks.

mom's socks
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Date: Sunday, 01 Mar 2009 19:31
Yarn: Panda Cotton by Chrystal Palace
Colorway: Blueberries/Grapes

Bamboo/cotton blend, that I wasn't thrilled to knit with, but I like the colorway. Now that they are done, I'm happy I knitted them.
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Date: Sunday, 01 Feb 2009 08:16
Yup its been at least 6 months since I last posted. I hadn't finished anything since then either LOL. I started a pair in July and only finished the 1st sock but I've managed to finish the 2nd and another pair since then. ;)

Here they are both made using Drops Fabel:

Da Boy's socks started in July
For a dear friend
Dawn ;)
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Date: Monday, 26 Jan 2009 17:07
My first pair for 2009!
Easy, peasy!

Pattern: My 3-1 rib Boot Sock
Yarn: 100% Alpaca (locally spun)
Needles: 3.5mm

I needed a quick fix, after knitting the coat from *&%#@!

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Date: Monday, 26 Jan 2009 16:22

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Date: Sunday, 18 Jan 2009 21:02
I think I started these about 2 months ago. But with Christmas knitting, I had a layover in Sweaterville and Scarftown on my way to finishing them.
Pattern: Monkey(without the purls) by Cookie A.
Yarn: Enchanted Knoll Farm sock yarn
Colorway: Wood Elves

Who else is excited about Cookie A. coming out with a sock book??
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Date: Wednesday, 14 Jan 2009 19:10
I finished my Here We Go Steelers! Socks on December 27 just in time to have them ready to wear for the final regular season game and the playoffs.
Pattern: Judy's Magic Cast-on and Wendy's Generic Toe-Up Sock Pattern
Yarn: Claudia Handpaints, Colorway Steelers, 2 skeins
Needles: Size 2 32" Knitpicks fixed circulars to knit sock and Size 10.5 Knitpicks Options to bind-off.
Notes: Given that the Steelers have won the two games they've played since I knit these socks, I consider them to be a very successful knit.
I cast-on this Sunday morning for my January socks with some Noro Kureyon Sock that I had in my stash.

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Date: Thursday, 01 Jan 2009 03:49
Now that the Christmas knitting season is over and done, I am getting back to the sock knitting. I have chosen the next victim from the stash. This is a skein of Fearless Fibers 100% Superwash Merino Wool in the Citrus colorway.

I'm making a pair of Bayerische socks. I've done so much easy knitting this past year. It's time to challenge myself a bit, and knit up to my skill level. This is how the first sock looks, so far.

Happy New Year everybody!

Linda Jo
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Date: Wednesday, 31 Dec 2008 15:33
Hi all - This is my 16 pairs of socks I knitted during 2008. I thought it would be fun to share my contribution to Socks from Stash! Looking back - it has been a fun sock-year, dont you agree? Im pleased anyhow! So some "judgements" on this lot.
1. Prettiest yarn - Noro Kureyon Sock yarn in the Socks Oak Leaf Sock and Slippery Socks.
2. Softest yarn: South West Trading Bamboo: In Pomatomus and Vortical.
3. Fastest fun sock - Vortical
4. Most surprising fit and simple pattern- Sideways socks from Drops/Garnstudio (in yarn Nickerjac) it really works.
5. and really fun lace is Clover socks and Seduction socks (and false cable).
Happy New Sock year 2009 to you too! From Garngamen in Sweden!
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Date: Wednesday, 17 Dec 2008 02:49
I finished these at the beginning of December. Just forgot to post about them here. We've been pretty stressed out at my house of late.

Opal 1292 Socks

Pattern: My basic top-down 2-circular needle sock pattern with the following stitch pattern for the leg and instep:

Rnd 1: K2, P2.
Rnd 2: Knit.

Yarn: Opal Petticoat sock yarn, 2/24 acrylic for reinforcement thread.

Color: #1292. Reinforcement thread is pastel mint green.

Needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo Lace Circular.

Cast On: November 12, 2008
Completed: December 1, 2008

Comments: I can't seem to get enough of garter rib patterns. They look so good with the self striping yarns. I made these socks just a little wider and longer to accommodate my slightly larger left limb and they fit really good.

Linda Jo

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Date: Tuesday, 18 Nov 2008 15:44
I bet you thought I had given up on socks - it's been so long since I posted here!

The truth is I fell off the no-yarn-buying wagon and joined the Fyberspates self-striping sock club, and didn't dare pretend the new socks were "from stash"!

Since then I have been better-behaved, honest!

These are the Undulating Rib pattern from "Favorite Socks", in OnLine Supersocke Sport colour. Very stretchy, for my son's wide feet.

And these are for my daughter.

Colinette Jitterbug, in the new pattern Aethenoth - these are the first pair after the designer's own on Ravelry - woo hoo! As you can see, I had a nasty case of pooling on this one after a knot in the yarn turned out to be a join between two different dye-lots. Grrr.

Both of these are Christmas presents.

A third pair, for my husband, are halfway done. They are from stash yarn too, Austermann Step. He prefers long socks, so I had to buy two balls, but they are from different dye-lots so I have no right to expect an exact match. It's a Nancy Bush pattern, Highland Schottische, from Knitting Vintage Socks.

After the Jitterbug experience, I am quite scared of how differnt the second sock might look!

That's why I am knitting mittens at the moment! At least they are out of stash too....
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