I’m a huge fan of the podcast The Bakery Bears with the Husband and Wife duo, Dan and Kay Jones. They have so much going on in their podcast from Knitting, Baking, Cooking History, Games and more, so if you don’t know who they are I would strongly recommend that you give them a go. They started back in 2015 and were not supposed to last that very long but the fans didn’t want them to stop and if you are interested in why, then please read under “About” on their homepage and you’ll understand why. So after they announced “Goodbye´” in episode 24 the viewers response to that was overwhelming to the duo because we all said NO!!!! So one viewer informed them that that they could earn a living by doing this by signing up to “Patreon”, so that’s what they did and the rest is history.
To cut a long story short, they have lots of KALs and some CALs and one of the recent ones is a pair of Scrappy Socks where you knit a pair of socks from leftover sock yarn. Great idea I thought because there’s always leftover after you knit a pair and now I could use all of these leftovers to knit a pair to use them all up.
So I joined in and here are mine. I thought to knit both socks at the same time and I didn’t have two sets of the 2.50mm metal needles so one set is bamboo and now I can see that they don’t look the same just because of the fact that they are not both metal, interesting.
The one with metal is neater that the one with bamboo. It’s too late now to change it but I hope after blocking it will sort itself out a bit.
The heel flap is done and you can still see the big difference between the bamboo knitted sock and the metal knitted sock.
And here is the first sock finished, the one knitted with the metal DPNs.
Now I have to finish the second one and find out how that one will look.
I needed to have a bit of a rest from the Riddari jumper before I get on with the colour work on the yoke, so I thought I cast on a pair of socks in between. Kay Jones from the podcast The Bakery Bears have released a new pattern for us Patreons and it’s called Blizzard.
So here is the first sock done and I have already done the ribbing on the second sock. It’s a bit hard to see it on this photo but the lace pattern is showing fir trees. I have to say that I love her patterns because they are so well written and the patterns are nice and fun to knit.
The designer Kay F Jones has done it again! She has made another fantastic sock pattern called Promenade Socks and can be bought on Ravelry. This woman should, in my opinion, receive a medal for pattern writing. They are so well written that you fly through it and end up with a fantastic item. And this time it’s this pair of socks, the Promenade Socks.
Pattern by: Kay F Jones aka bryonybear (she also have a podcast together with her husband Danaka ObiwanKnitter, called The Bakery Bears).
The yarn shop in Uppsala (Yll o Tyll) was holding a KAL, making a pair of socks by making stripes by knitting from the inside of the ball and the outside of the ball. The only problem I had by making these was all the ends to weave in after and there are 14 ends!!! I also learned to make a short row heel and I did not like the progress of it but the fit is brilliant, so I guess I have to practise this a bit more..
Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle – Crazy Zauberball, Sandnes Garn – Sisu Solid Needles: 2.25 mm (US 1), 2.50 mm (US 1½)
These socks were quick and fun to knit. The pattern is so well written and looks great, also fit perfectly.
I joined in with the designer Kay F Jones, from the Bakery Bears Podcast for her #BBOpalKal to knit up things only using Opal Yarn to free up some stash space. I will defiantly knit these again.
I have joined a KAL that my favourite podcasters The Bakery Bears” have started the 25th of May and it’s running till 30th of June. The name of it is #BBOpalKAL and it’s all about to use up the stash of Opal yarns.
This is the one I have started with, a beautiful colour in orange and purple. The colour is: 9111
And I also decided to use their pattern as well. So a pair of socks called Incantation Socks by Kay Jones and you can buy it on Ravelry.
I’m knitting two pairs of socks at the same time, nothing strange at all with that, but they are for two different persons, and this is the first time I do that. The first pair is for me and the other for my husband who for the first time asked me to knit him a pair!! No preasure there!! First pair of them both are done and I have now started the sedond one for my hubby.
My Socks. A free Swedish pattern called: Anitas randiga i 4-trådigt Opal garn Yarn: Black Opal and multi coloured ONline Supersocke 4-fach Neon Color Needles: KnitPro Zing 2.50mm
Husbands socks: Pattern is a mix between 2 patterns and payed for. Yarn: Svarta Fåret “Frost” Needles: ShiaoGoo 2.25mm
For some time now I have been looking at these socks and wanted to make a pair. Now I finally working on them, but finding a problem. Where the coloured yarn and the solid yarn switch places, a ridge apears on the inside of the sock and I hope I will not feel it when I’m wearing them. Love the effect though.