Adventures with Little Miss


Category Archive

The following is a list of all entries from the Socks category.

TTC Knit Along 2010

On Saturday July 10th I and my mother took part in the TTC Knitalong.  We started our days on either sides of Toronto and both rode the GO train in.  We met at Union Station and then took the TTC up to The Passion Knit.  When we got there we signed in and met some of the other ladies who came.  We were not the only mother daughter group, we met Lindsay and Ruth.

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(Ruth, Lindsay, Mom and I)

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We all got the great red swag bags.  I dug through mine and checked what we got:

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I did get some great DPN and a pattern for the Universal Sock.  I bought a ball of On Lite a germany sock yarn.  You can guess what I started to work on.  Mom casted on to make life easier.  I was on the search all day for the best pair of needles. ADI TURBOS!!  So we travel on to Mary Maxim.  We all wandered the shop and then stopped for lunch.

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We then headed off to Knitomatic via Subway:

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Thank you to Kim (On the Left) for taking the majority of these photos.  We got to Knitomatic

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and I found the holy grail of needles *Note this is my opinion* I began knitting further on my socks.  I was so happy with these needles.

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While at Knitomatic Haley the owner and her amazing Parot hopped around all of us crazy ladies with sticks and string.

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We then took all of our wares travel again on the TTC.  We took the Streetcar and it was HOT and sticky.  Although we were happy to be off to Romini Wools on Queen.  It was huge and I got a Spinning Wheel!  I will post on that later. We ended our journey and Rivoli a bar on Queen.  We all relaexed untill all the groups got in.  The team leaders Thanked Us and the Stores for the great wears we got.  They handed out prizes and we knit and chatted. 

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Thank you again for the great day!! Looking forward to next year!

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She Knits Again

Well earlier Curly was using my computer to play some game… So I dug into my knitting bag!

So I pulled out some Knit Picks circular needles and the Knit Pick Essential yarn. I have decided thatI am going to make Curly’s sister a pair of socks.  I am still looking for a good pattern! Please share one!


Sticks and String

I would say its been a long while since I have had my knitting needles and yarn… Curly and I last friday went and cleaned up my storage unit.  I was looking through some of the stuff and things I didn’t need I tossed.  But in the unorganized jumble I found my yarn, needles, roving and my spindle.

I picked up my KnitPick circular needles and some  yarn and just stared at it.  It was unknown to me.  I felt like all the yarn-y things I had taught myself had gotten pushed out or  filed somewhere deep in my brain.  I will be doing my best to look for it.  I know that before my knitting hiatus I had wanted to make a pair of socks.  Or atleast one sock… so that is my current knitting goal.

I will get back to photographing my ideas and progress soon.  I always like


Little Miss MIA

Yes!! I have been MIA for sometime now… Just the hassle of work and taking a few classes this summer!  It can be rather stressful!

I have been knitting… I have taught my self how to do the Magic Cast On for a toe up sock.  I used the Knitty Magic Cast on for Toe up socks.  I was slightly confused and well I frogged it twice which is good.  I also was working on Increases for the toe aswell.  Ohh new skills!

Well about the sock – I am making the socks for my tiny sister.  I am using the KnitPicks Harmony US 2 needles and the KnitPicks Essential Yarn in Peacock.  I have about 1″ knit so far.  As you all know I dont like patterns I tend to make them up as I go… I have done that so far with this 1″ of knitted toe.  I am looking for some inspiration for the socks, as I dont want to knit it entirely in Stockinette like her sweater!

As you can see from the progress shot, that I do need to work on my toe portion… I need to improve my skill of increasing, yet credit is due; on that I (as always) manage to teach my self how to do things.  I think this may be a sock tester, in that I will make only one sock as a reference for the others I intend to make.  I am still honing all my skills!

About the needles – THANK YOU KELLY!! They are great.  I am so glad I did purchase these needles!  The cables are so squishy (flexible) in comparison to other which are SUPER rigid (Boye Circs).


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I went out today to help my girlfriend move and I came home to find a package!!!

It was my KnitPicks Stuff…

I am so happy that the needles and yarn are here… Just in time for me to show them off at my Pub Knit tonight!  Thank you Kelly Petkun for making such a beautiful set of needles.  I got the Harmony Wood Circs which are fixed.  I got the US 2 & 3 in the 32″ lenght.  I cannot wait to cast on and give them a whirl! *You can see more photos in my Flickr!

I will post more about the great needles later tonight or tomorrow!


Creativ Festival

I went to the Creativ Festival today. I know I could have gone to the Knitters Frolic but I didn’t really want to just go to a show about knitting (as much as I love it). So I went to the Creativ Festival and the Food Networks Good Food Festival.

I got to the International Center at 1045ish and stood in line and chit chatted with some lovely crafters. A mother and daugther who sew and another woman who is a budding Entprenure with her scrapbook company. I had a great time in line for the 10minutes with the ladies. Did I mention that I did go to this by myself? I ran to one of the free workshops. It was all about Creative Spinning. I have to say I learned ALOT in the 40 minute session. I now understand 2 plys (which are the yarns I find the most attractive). Who knows maybe I will become a spinner. I would love to make my own Yarns!

I stopped and purchased some lovely sock yarn, Jitterbug. I am going to make my little sister a pair of socks (or two if I have enough).

I stopped at the MacFab booth and bought an Amy Butler pattern The Frenchy Bag. One of the employees was very helpful and aided me in choosing some Fabric. Amy Butler fabric of course! So that will be something I will dust off the sewing machine for.

I headed over to the Good Food festival and INDULGED in some great food! I have to say I had a really good day! Plus it ended excellently with a Salmon, Lobster and Shrimp dinner I made for my hubbie and my girlfriend.


Sock Safari Update

So last Thursday when I was out with my girlfriends knitting… I brought many things to do, although I did bring my socks stuff in hopes that I can learn some more from The Great Knitters! (You all know who you are) So I had told them all about the previous post and the sock safari adventure, and how I was making a gauge swatch. Well to my surprise your swatch will be different when you knit in a square or in the round. So for the socks they suggested I knit in the round on my DOUBLE POINT NEEDLES (as which you all know I was a bit nervous about).

I began to cast on (with the only way I know how) and one of the Wise Knitters said “would you like to know a more effective way to cast on?” and I replied with “sure” hoping that it was not the long tail cast on (because I still don’t get that). She taught me to cast on as if I were knitting and instead of taking the new stitch and putting it on the other needle I just return it to my original needle *ding ding casted on stitch* and then knit in to that and continue. Well as you may imagine that work great. So I CO 21 sts and put then on my 3 DPN and worked around until I came to Casting Off… Yet again the Wise Knitted told me and showed me how to do this. Huzzah I AM A GREAT KNITTER TOO!

I will start my socks very soon….


Welcome to the Sock Safari

I have this large urge to make a pair of socks. When I surf the endless number of blogs it seems all knitting bloggers have made beautiful socks. They are in socks swaps and got to sock nights. I have become very jealous since they all knit so fast and KNOW how to knit socks, and I don’t. But I do know how to knit and crochet because I taught myself. There was some knitting knowledge from years of my mother trying to teach me. So I do thank you for that Mum! So what do I do when I want to learn something new? I GOOGLE it!

I have Googled: Socks, Knitting Socks, How to make knit socks, Knitting socks 101, & Knitting socks step by step. All resulted in many new things learned about sock making yet none were complete, it appeared I could find many patterns but not many HOW TOs with the patterns. I did read Knitty’s Sock Tutorial, but that requires ones knowledge on casting on to DPN (which I lack right now) and then I found Sock 101, which has pictures as to the proper steps to make a sock. Now that is that persons way and it seemed simple, I know there are many more ways out there so as always I am open for suggestions.

Last night after my intense Google session I decide to try to Cast On for the sock pattern I have. Well I was able to cast on, most would have been very confused as to what I was doing – to be honest I was too! Then I tried knitting and all the DPN were like wet noodles hanging on by my interesting Cast On. I was able to Knit 2 of the 3 DPN. Then I decided maybe I would stop – Frog it (Rip it Out) and make a GAUGE SWATCH. Not something I useful do, but I thought it would be a good idea due to it being new yarn I have not used. I am going to trek away at the swatch, show my knitting friends, get some tips and then I will make my sock!

More to come of the Sock Safari – there will be many wild yarns and dangerous needles along the way so make sure to keep your arms and legs in the Sock Jeep. :o)