My finished “slocks”…

Hello everyone.

So I finished my first pair of “slocks”! LOL!

Here they are:

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I’m going to play around a bit and try to make them a bit  more colourful; maybe add a different coloured trim and toe or perhaps make stripes.  I’m also going to knit 2 at one time so they will end up being the exact same length.

It’s a super easy pattern.  Click here to see it.

Well, off to finish my Christmas presents. Hopefully I won’t get distracted anymore! 😉

Happy knitting!

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practice, practice, practice…

Hi there!

I’m so thrilled!

In my last post, I mentioned when I’m making socks, I have a bit of a hard time increasing my stitches and I always end up with holes or gaps.

Well, not this time!! By the time I got to the toes on these socks, I increased my stitches WITHOUT any holes!! Woo hoo! DSCN2504I guess it just takes a lot of practice! 😀

Well, I’m off to finish up the socks and work a bit on some cushion covers I’m making for the cushions on my couch. Yes, I started ANOTHER project!!  With my hat finished that I started last week, I only had 2 projects on the go and since 3 in my favourite number…   😉

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Happy knitting.

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A blanket, a hat and some socks! Oh my…

Hello everyone!

Just to let you know, I’m still working on my blanket (LOL) and I did get a bit more done, but I got distracted by some beautiful teal yarn I bought a while ago and started making a hat!

This yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% Alpaca.  I’m allergic to wool but “they” say Alpaca is hypoallergenic! I thought I would try knitting with an Alpaca blend first before embarking on any projects that are 100% Alpaca just to make sure I didn’t have a reaction to it.  So far, so good!

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I just love the texture!

My husband has also been asking me to make him another pair of socks.  He got the first pair I made, but they’re very loose as the yarn I used was too thin.  The sock pattern uses a different size needle than the hat, so I thought, why not? Let’s start those too!!

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So needless to say, I now have 3 projects on the go! But I love it! It gives me variety!

Well off to work on the socks now.  I’m at the part where I have to pick up stitches and I’m not very good at doing this yet so I prefer to do this during the day when I have the most light.  Nothing worse then trying to make new stitches when you can’t see what you’re doing! LOL!

Happy knitting!

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Hello and welcome…

Hi there  and welcome to Peartree Knitting where I’ll be sharing all my cozy creations!

I posted a pair of socks on my personal Facebook page recently and had a bunch of people ask for the pattern, so I thought that would be the first pattern I share.  This is not your typical sock pattern that is knit in the round using double pointed needles.  For this pattern you knit with straight needles! That’s my kind of knitting!! 😉

I modified the pattern to fit my size 8 foot (the author describes quite clearly how to do this) and I decided I would knit a pair at one time – 2 socks on one needle!  What I like about doing this, is you get 2 socks that are exactly the same size and when you’re done, you’re done 2 socks.  Unlike knitting in the round where once you complete 1 sock, you still need to knit the second one.  Also, I didn’t have any worsted weight (4) yarn at home, so I used a DK (3) yarn and double knit it.  So I had 4 balls of yarn going at one time.

Keep in mind these are house socks and not socks you can wear in a pair of shoes or boots.  I suppose you could modify the pattern to use a lighter yarn and smaller needles to create a thinner sock, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Click here for the sock pattern. If you mouse over the bubble beside the highlighted areas, you’ll see my notes to create a pair of women’s size 8 socks.

So I hope you give these socks a try! I have mine on today and they are keeping my feet toasty on this very chilly day!

Happy knitting!

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