Tubular, man~ Ribby Slipper Socks

These are hilariously fun to make! I’m working up the slipper foot,  on to the side, Isee the slit opening?) all the while thinking, “…is this RIGHT??”.

I did a search for Ravelry projects with this pattern and sure enough, many if the WIP’s look very similar-it’s not until you put the slipper sock on the foot, that it’s shape looks like  more than a sausage roll.

Tubular Ribby Slipper Socks
Pattern

Ribby Slipper Socks by Cathy Carron
Craft: Knitting
Made for DD18
Size: Medium Womens
Ribby Slippers by Cathy Carron

Ribby Slippers by Cathy Carron

Tubular Ribby Slipper Sock, the long (and short?) of it

2bular Ribby Slipper Sock

The cuff is going to be Blackberry~ should be on to that stage by this weekend.

*note: something about this reminds me of something  Grandma might have knitted for Grandpa for those cold winter nights….??  *giggles,  these are too funny! 😀

September 14 update, finished:

Ribby Slipper Socks

Ribby Slipper Socks

Ribby Slipper Socks, N's Picks

Ribby Slipper Socks, N's Picks

Happy Knittn’!

Me~

Sunrise Socks, one done~

I finished Sunrise Sock #1, am happy with the way it turned out-even the Kitchener stitch went off without a hitch!

Sunrise Sock, one done

Sunrise Sock, one done

I started the second sock using the Estonia cast-on:

Sock #2 Estonia Cast-on

Sock #2 Estonia Cast-on

I’m not crazy about the knit 1 row, purl 1 row, knit for pattern that the Estonians like to do as a rule for starting sock cuffs, but I really like the cast-on method-it’s a bit more decorative. I also found it a tremendous help doing the 2-needles together for a cast-on, helps create a looser foundation to knit the first row on.

I’m ready to start a new ball of yarn with this second sock, so I’m going to do a joining as seen in the Knitpicks video.

WHOOHOO! My Knitpicks order arrived!!! I love the Stroll Tweed sock yarn,  Aegean, Lumberjack, and Inca Gold.  Fruit Punch Multi is a fun color too!

I also really like the 3 colors of  Cadena: Blackberry, Tree Frog, and Black, for  Ribby Slippers by Cathy Carron. N. wants her slippers to be Black with Blackberry cuffs, and I’m making mine in Tree Frog with Black cuffs. I ordered Clover bamboo dpn’s for the slipper socks-the needles feel so smooth, can’t wait to try them out- I’m also going to try a 2-needle toe-up with one of my next sock projects, just for fun~ I am going to try the Elizabeth Zimmerman Sewn Bind-off for the heel.

Knitpicks prices are GREAT  and who ships for $3.99, and then free after $50? Knitpicks does!! I’m definitely going back for more soon.

I’m off to work on my Sunrise sock for a bit~have a good evening!

(Sock it to) Me~

Sunrise Socks, part II

The heel is turned, following the pattern: row 1: *k1, purl 1, row 2: knit, repeat from * for 4 1/2 inches. straight on ’til morning~

Sunrise sock, heel turned

Sunrise sock, heel turned

Sunrise Sock, gusset detail

Sunrise Sock, gusset detail

I love this yarn, I am so going to Joann’s for more and the other color, Pines Print.

Updates to follow…

Happy Birthday, Sis!

Today is Bonn’s birthday- by now, the Par-Tay should be well underway!

I started this doily as a Christmas present for my BFF,  back in 1992.

Christmas Floral Round, interupted

Christmas Floral Round, interrupted

Life-changes happened, I moved away, and the Doily went with me, all but forgotten until recently.

One day I was digging around in my organized chaos of  projects, both started and completed, and ran across this WIP.

Christmas roses in progress

Christmas roses in progress- now the fun begins!

It was time to finish it and send it off to it’s rightful place at last.

Christmas Floral Round Done!

Christmas Floral Round Done!

The Christmas  Floral Round doily is finally home where it belongs, maybe there will be matching coasters in it’s future….hmmmm?

I hope you like it, Sis- maybe I can get a picture of it where it is now *hint hint 🙂

Me~ xoxoxo

Updated 2/4/2010:

Floral Round Instructions

Sock it to me~ Sunrise Socks

I’ve started my 3rd pair of socks – I love this colorway, and I’m really liking the way this yarn works up.

WendyKnits Sunrise Socks by Wendy D. Johnson

materials: Lion Brand Wool-ease, Autumn 233, 1 skein
needles: #5 dpns

Wool-ease Autumn 233

Wool-ease Autumn 233

Sunrise Socks, Wool-ease Autumn 233

Sunrise Socks, Wool-ease Autumn 233

These are going to be cushy and warm, too!

DD18 goes in to take a placement test at Gateway tomorrow morning. She’s off and doesn’t have to rush around,  so I’m taking my knitting and stick around, to save time and gas. Maybe we’ll do breakfast, if  I can get up early and get a walk in with Igor first thing. He won’t like that he has to stay home afterward, poor Boy…

This is short’n sweet, got CJ’s package ready to go out tomorrow, here’s a teaser:

Mommy's Dream Come True

Mommy's Dream Come True

catchya laterz,

Me~

Web Cams R Us – First Sightings

I got my SKYPE Talk Buddy web cam thingy today and within minutes, got to see my grandbaby-girl Rhonda and she saw me!!

First thing she did was burst into giggles….go figure!

Miss Giggles, her first view of XOGRAMMASOX

Miss Giggles, her first view of XOGRAMMASOX

This is going to be fun! I got an extra Skype web cam, sent by mistake, so looking to get the rest of the kids on here!

On a sad note, I got an email today from a Knit Buddy in Australia-actually her son wrote me to let me know his mom was in a bad automobile accident on Aug. 14,  and is recovering from multiple injuries including a broken pelvis, several broken ribs, fractured vertebrae in her neck, dislocated finger, and a damaged spleen. I was told she is lucky to be alive but I am humbled that she still thought of me enough to send the message via her son, so I would not wonder where she was these past few days.

Lindy, if you can hear me, I’m sending some healing thoughts your way, honey!

XOXOX

New Yarn On Order – New Favorite Gift Ideas?

I just placed my first KnitPicks sock yarn order, YIPPY SKIPPY!

I sat on the order, changed it several times, adding, subtracting, drove myself nuts for over a week, and after reviewing our budget, dove in and submitted the order.
I got 2 colors of Stroll Tweed: Lumberjack and Inca Gold,  Stroll Muli: Fruit Punch.  I’m going to try the Wheat Stalkings pattern (free), as found in Ravelry.

I got 3 colors of  Cadena: Blackberry, Tree Frog, and Coal, for Ribby Slippers by Cathy Carron.  I also ordered 2 sets of Clover Bamboo dpns, in the larger sizes for my slippers.  *New Favorite Gift idea (?)

Ribby Slippers by Cathy Carron

Ribby Slippers by Cathy Carron

…and counting the days until I get my FreeTalk Buddy Web Cam, so my granddaughter can see her Grandma, up close and personal!!

Show  me the Socks!

Me~

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