Cable Ribs — AGAIN!

Well, it was fun to read all of your comments on my little contest last week.  I didn’t think it would be that hard for you guys to get it right being that you are ALL like Matt from Heroes: a mindreader.  (OMG I’m sooo addicted to watching Heroes right now!  I posted a request for series suggestions on Facebook so I can Netflix them and someone suggested Heroes and my kids and I have been watching it ever since!  But I digress…)

So, what I had in mind for the answers for my two questions last week:

1 – MOST of these socks have something in common.  What is it?

MOST are in the brown color family.

2 – ALL of these socks have something ELSE in common.  What is it?

ALL are unfinished projects!!!

Most of you said something along the lines of the unfinished projects, missing a sock, thing.  But no one touched on the fact that I seemed to be obsessed with browns.  Heh.

Given that, I decided to add everyone’s name to a list:

And then used a random number generator to select a winner.

Emily H.  YOU’VE WON A MILLION DOLLARS!!  Well, not exactly.  How about a MILLION hugs and kisses and some yarn and goodies in the mail??  :D  Contact me so I can send you your goodies!

In the meantime, I’ve been a knitting fool.  Are you surprised? Yea I didn’t think so.

I’ve decided to FINISH ALL THE UFO’s!  YAY!  This is in par with a KAL that Cristi and I are doing (ya’ll know Cristi right?  I mention her enough on here.  Or do I REALLY have to link to her blog??  Fine.  Here it is.)

Our KAL consists of Stitching from the Shelf.  Basically, for 2011, our goal is to knit mostly projects from patterns that you already own, either in books or PDFs.  There is no deadline. There is no “you must knit 50 socks in 50 days” type of shit.  Just knit from patterns in your current library.  The one caveat is that you try not to knit from free patterns.  The whole purpose of this is so that you can become more familiar with those books you’ve purchased on a whim because there was ONE pattern you liked.  Or that stack of PDF’s you bought from Twist Collective that you forgot you owned!  (No, I don’t speak from experience.  Why do you ask???)

Join us on Ravelry.

I have quite a bit of books myself.

Book Inventory - Dec 2010 (3)

So, as I mentioned, I’ll be Stitching from the Shelf (SftS) as I also finish or frog all of those projects I have on the needles.  I started with a few of those socks from last week’s post.  First up, Cable Rib Socks, Take 2.

I’ve knit this pattern before.  I love the simplicity of it and the comfortable socks I have now.

Two simple cables that go up the sides of the foot into the leg.  The best part of simple patterns is that you can make them your own.  I knit both pairs toe-up with reverse heel flaps.  Super easy.

Using Socks That Rock Mediumweight yarn makes the sock knit up faster and also feel very cozy and thick on the feet.  I like thick socks in these cold ass NYC winters (three feet of snow so far dammiti’msickofsnowwww!!!).

Ahem.  Where was I?  Ah yes…socks.  I also finished another pair which I’ll show you guys later.  I’m working my way through a THIRD pair from that stack of 8 so that number will be reduced to 5 shortly!  Well, maybe 6 because I’m pretty sure I’ll find a new pair of socks to cast on for soon!  ;-)

Cable Rib Socks

  • Source: Favorite Socks (by Interweave Knits)
  • Size: Size 11 shoe
  • Yarn: Socks That Rock Mediumweight
  • Color: Harlotty
  • Yardage used: 327 yds (0.86 skeins)
  • Cost: $13.76
  • Needles: US Size 1.5
  • Started: January 8, 2011
  • Finished: January 29, 2011
  • Mods: Knit toe-up with reverse heel flap

7 thoughts on “Cable Ribs — AGAIN!”

  1. Wow. Your collection of knitting books puts mine to shame. I recognize a few of the titles, but some of those books I’ve never seen before. It looks like you’ll have quite a selection of patterns to choose from for your KAL!

  2. Hm. Interesting KAL concept. Now I need to go see how many books/articles I own that I haven’t knit from!

  3. Um…are you sure that’s Harlotty? It doesn’t look like the colors. Harlotty is brown, olivey green and gold. Like the shag carpeting of the 70s. Either way, they’re cool looking socks! Love the heel.

  4. I like the idea of knitting from what I have. I don’t think that will deter me from purchasing more books and PDFs. Oh well. Your socks are very nice and that is definately Harlotty !

  5. Your socks look great and darn now I have yet another pair of socks in my queue!

    I left this on Franklin’s Madrona post for you, but I thought I’d post it here too.

    @Rosi G. Labs are the bestest. Faye is actually a delicate little lab (55 pounds) and her tail is pretty gentle. It always shocks me after having a lab that would swipe everything of a table and bruise me with one wag of her tail.

  6. I also have a knitting book… habit, shall we say. And I have a goodly number of UFOs as well. Maybe I’ll take your lead and get around to finishing some.

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