Made another pair. I’m on a roll!

I am having too much fun making myself socks.   The pair I made last night I wore all day today and my feet stayed toasty warm!   I’m loving them.  So I decided to make myself a few pairs in different colored yarns.

Tonight I used Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Dark Green for the heels & toes and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Colors in the “Madrigal” color way.   I like how the colors go from red to purple to blue, to green, to yellow, to orange, and back to red again.  Very pretty.

This yarn is acrylic, so these are machine washable and should be somewhat durable. They should not shrink at all.

I used the same pattern I posted last night HERE.

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Machine Knit Mid-Gauge Worsted Boot Socks Free Pattern

Below is a free pattern I am sharing for making a pair of worsted weight boot socks.  They are machine knit using a Silver Reed LK-150 but you can probably use any bulky or mid-gauge machine.  If using a bulky, you may want to cast on a few less stitches so the size turns out right.

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My (temporary) knitting space

Usually my knitting machines are upstairs in a spare bedroom / sewing room.

With 2 knitting machines set up and a table also for sewing, (not to mention it is the smallest room in the house), I don’t always care for knitting in there if I am going to be doing a lot of knitting.

Luckily I have a strong husband who is willing to carry a desk and chair downstairs for me and put up with my cluttering up the family room for a short time.  I usually do this when I have a lot of knitting to do, or if the weather is snowy outside, since I have a large picture window to look out of. Continue reading

Machine Knit ColorWork Baby Hat

I didn’t write a pattern for the because it didn’t exactly turn out the way I wanted it to.  It turned out much smaller than I wanted, and my “fair isle” didn’t exactly work well.  I had visions of it turning out like this pattern:

Golden Pear by Viridian Hue

It still turned out pretty, and might be the right size for a brand new baby, but it was supposed to be 1×1 fair isle and I don’t even know what happened.   I don’t have a fair-isle carriage, so I manually knitted the stitches but clearly I got lost in the process.  Fair Isle is confusing on the LK-150.  Maybe I will save the “fancy knitting” for my electronic machine in the future. Continue reading