Posts Tagged ‘ribbing’

Ok, so I am a sucky blogger, no treats for me.

I’m still here, survived the long, long, LOOOOONNNNNGGGG OMGPLEASEMAKEITSTOPAUUUUGHGHGHGHGKILLITWITHFIRE winter. Seriously, we had over 6 feet of snow on our lawn and it only really went away about a week ago.


I’ve been doing a lot of socks lately. Here’s the most recent pair, just finished this morning.

Vanilla Stripes

I like these because I got the yarn on the cheapity-cheap from this bizarre little place (Cambridge Fibres if you happen to be anywhere near Cambridge Ontario). I had no idea what it would look like, but it was $3 and I’ve got loads left to make at least a scrappy pair or something. And they are crazy weird stripes, always fun. I’ve been stuck in some kind of ribbing rut. Not solid ribbing on every sock, but some everywhere. Not sure what that’s all about, but there you go.

It’s actually inspired a new pattern that I made for my friend Dennis, they are called (creatively) Dennis Socks (so creative Heather, way to pull out all the stops.) At any rate, it’s a free pattern, lots and lots of nice ribbing, including on the heels and toes if you are so inclined. Or not if you don’t want to. I’ve even done it in three different sizes, first time for that, let me know what you think ok? Good mindless stuff should you be looking for that kind of project. Also good for that really crazy coloured skein of yarn that you have that doesn’t go with any other pattern, you know the one I mean.

Dennis Sock


The yarn is Lion Brand Sock-Ease, the colour is called Taffy (really Lion Brand, where are you getting grey, yellow and orange toffee? Ew.) The cuffs, heels, and toes are just Paton’s Kroy, can never go wrong. Dennis really liked them, so yay!

Ok, kids, I’m going to be better about posting here. Really. Joey has some cool motorcycle stuff going on in the garage, so I’m going to go out and do some fun shots out there, you can see the new bikes and bike pieces. Assuming the sun stays.

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Far over the misty mountains cold

To dungeons deep and caverns old

We must away ere break of day

To seek the pale enchanted gold*

Come along with me on a journey from the top of the cuff to the tip of your toe.  There are many bumps, hills, valleys and paths to explore as you build your sock, knit by knit, purl by purl into a densely patterned landscape as intriguing and any found in Middle Earth.

An Unexpected Journey

Knit from the top down, the sock is covered in bands of textured stitches each take their own journey and direction as you knit.  The texture continues onto both the heel flap heel and the toe, which has a chevron design to point you onto your next adventure.

An Unexpected Journey

The pattern is now available on Ravelry.  If you happen to be in my area, come by Shall We Knit and where they will be featured in their Crazy Local Talent trunk show, along side a few other noteworthy designs!

An Unexpected Journey Socks


*J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit George Allen and Unwin 1937

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