Monday, March 26, 2007

celebrate!

i am giving away 2 balls of panda cotton in the rosewater colorway to celebrate the release of "menehune cobblestones" over at the crystal palace yarns website.



leave me a comment telling me about your most favorite socks you've ever knit. what made it your fave? was it the pattern? the yarn? if you've been wanting to try this super soft panda cotton, here is your chance. i will draw a name sometime this coming weekend!

i am knitting the mate to this "pretty in pink" menehune right now!

98 comments:

Lynn said...

Congratulations on the publication of your pattern. My favorite socks are the Boys Scout socks that I made for my four Webelos Scouts when they crossed over to Boy Scouts three year ago. I have also made them for myself, the Cubmaster, Summer Camp Scoutmaster and the three winners of our troops Chili/Bingo/Silent Auction fundraiser. The highest price paid was $50. My Boy Scout socks are special because they have a red cuff and red heels and toes just like in the old days. The store bought ones just have the red cuff.

Lynn
lynnhaffner@kc.rr.com

Mothergoose said...

My MOST favorite socks to knit were the zig zag socks by cavyshops. It was a KAL in one of the groups I belong to. I didn't especially care for the yarn I used but the pattern was great. It was written for a novice novice like me to fully understand. I liked how the pattern worked with a verigated yarn and know it will be much better in a solid color. I am going to do them again with a different yarn soon.

"Schnauzermum" said...

Well...my favorite sock to knit (so far) has been Cookie A's Monkey Sock, in Lorna Lace's Purple Iris colorway.
It's a fun pattern, not boring, yet easy to repeat and resize if needed, with an awesome funky pattern for the leg...I like Lorna's Laces for the feel, color, and give of the yarn for this pattern. I can't wait to try this pattern in Perchance to Knit's
Neon Beach Blanket colorway! I'm also looking forward to trying this new pattern you have...it looks awesome, and especially in this colorway! Kris in NH :)

Anonymous said...

Applause and accolades are cybersent to you! It must be very exciting to have those stunning socks published on such a prestigious site as Crystal Palace.
My favs were a simple lace pattern based on a mock cable with eyelets. They are yellow handspun wool, and very soft on the feet.
I love lacey looking patterns, especially living in Dallas, where a denser fabric is too warm most of the year.
Patti T pattithompson01@tx.rr.com

Maggisen said...

Congratulations on the publication of your new pattern! My favourite socks are one of Jean Townsends patterns, they are called Lisa's Lace. I used Lorna's Laces sockyarn and the socks are so beautiful and so soft on my feet.

Steph said...

What a great pattern! Congrats on the publication! *grins*
My favorite socks would have to be "Standing in the Shadow of Love" socks; the pattern was really fun to knit (I love the lacy top!) and was challenging but not too difficult. I always get many compliments on them! I knit them in Paton's Kroy in Navy and Cream on us Size 2 needles. Guess I should dig them out and get some photos! LOL Shadow knitting is so cool! *grins*

Lisa said...

I have not yet made a pair of socks, but as soon as I finish my sweater (maybe one more week) I am mustering the gumption to try and knit a pair of socks. I am absolute intrigued by it and excited to learn to knit my own socks. Wish me luck.

dnorthcutt@alltel.net said...

Congratulations on your pattern being published that must be so exciting. My favorite socks so far have been the monkey socks that I have been knitting the last week. This is my first pair of socks for me and not someone else lol...I am using trekking xxl this is the first time I have used this yarn. I have some lorna laces coming soon and cant wait to try it I have never used it, I am a new knitter...I hope to make another pair of the monkey socks for my daughter if she don't steal these from me first...lol...she will be 13 on the 6th of april...OOhhh the teenage years......

adrienne said...

hi steph! oo-oo! trying for brownie points? picking one of my pattern from the sixsoxskal for a fave?!!! i would post it here if i could figure out how. i am still new at this blogging stuff.

Pixie said...

Really cute socks!

My favorite socks were the flame/hot rods socks I made for my husband with Baby Ulle yarn. They were only the third pair of socks I ever made, I had only been knitting for a few months and I decided to try fair isle on socks. arrgghh! I learned so much and my husband loves the socks even through they are a little too big for him!

Tabitha said...

Congrats the publication on your great patterns. Got the SOTM Club pattern this weekend and I can't wait to try it out. And I really like the Pink cobblestones pattern too. The pink is a great color for that pattern

The pair of socks I am currently knitting is my current favorite. It is Pomatomus by Cookie A. I am knitting it in Sol Joy Lagoon. It is my favorite because I really adore the combination of pattern and yarn. The yarn is very soft and a complete joy to knit and the pattern is quite interesting - challenging enough to be fun but not so difficult that it is discouraging.

Of course, when I start Road to Hana (my next sock) it may become my new favorite. Can't wait to try it out.

trek said...

Yay on the pattern!

Not sure what my favorite pattern is - I've written some and knit others' socks, too - but my favorite yarn is Socks That Rock for wool and Cascade Fixation for cotton.

Cornflake said...

My favorite sock is actually the one I just finished - I used Mountain Colors Bearfoot in the Glaciar Teal colorway, and the pattern was Mad-tini, which is the Round 2 sock from Sock Madness (not publicly available until after SM is completely over, and then only at the discretion of the designer). I really liked the pattern, which had a very interesting ribbing (not your standard knit and purl). Mostly, I love the yarn. I've used mostly the big commercial yarns before now, but the Bearfoot is just wonderful. I love that it's a little heavier than your standard sock yarn, so I can get a good dense gauge with it without using size 0 needles... I love the colors, and the way they behaved... it's wonderfully soft, and feels so amazing both running through my fingers and in the finished sock... and the nylon and mohair content should make it wear really well. I can't wait to make more socks with this yarn!

Sarah said...

My favorite socks were the first ones that actually worked out for me. I went through three terrible iterations (see the comicial pictures on my blog) before I finally figured out the fabric was way too loose. I went down two needles sizes, and now I can't stop.

Carolyn said...

My favorite socks were the first pair I ever made! They are just a basic ribbed cuff out of Opal. It was more the sense of accomplishment that "I DID A SOCK!" than the pattern or yarn!

Sheri said...

Wow -- the Menehune Cobblestones socks are GORGEOUS!!! They're definitely on my to-do list!

My favorite socks (for now) are my Elegant Cables socks knit in a dark green Regia Silk (sock of the month from The Knitter. They're the first pair (for me) that I completely finished, and I'm wearing them now. The yarn is soft and cushy on my feet and I love the pattern.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful patterns!!

Sheri
iguana7slp@comcast.net

zekezac said...

my favorite socks to make are the free pattern that Patons has for Kroy. it is my favorite because it is the same one my Grandmother used. I did my very first sock from that pattern with Kroy self patterning. It was alot of fun and turned out well for a first try. I love the pattern you did - it turned out beautiful.

Devonshire said...

I am currently knitting my very first pair of socks. You can see pictures at my blog. http://knitandrip.blogspot.com. I love the yarn that I am knitting these socks with it is arty yarns superwash merino. The pattern was found at knitty.com and was one of the more masculine patterns I have found so far. These beauties are for my husband so the yarn and pattern will suit him well. I have to say that although I haven't yet knit other socks these will have to be my favorite no matter what somes after them, because they are my first attempt all on my own. Congrats on your pattern publication.
All the best,

Devon

Sheila said...

My Favorite socks I have ever knit was the recent ones. It was basic pattern, but the yarn made it very nice. It was Catalina "Sol Joy".

ruthieknits said...

Your Panda Pink socks are lovely! I have many favorite patterns but I think the #1 is the Jaywalker pattern. Love those socks!

Ruth in NJ

Lovisa said...

My absolute favourite pair of socks were just the plainest "plain vanilla" socks. Knit in 100% plain gray wool and as plain a pattern as you could possibly think of! What made them special was that I knit them with my gandmother so that she could teach me how to turn the heel! We were sitting at her kitchen table knitting well past midnight, happily knitting and chatting, only taking short breaks to make more tea! It was a very long night, but in the end we'd knit a pair of childrens socks and I had learnt to turn the heel. It's been 15 years or so now since we had our knitting marathon and my grandma has now stopped knitting (pain in her wrists), so for her birthday this last January I thought it was only right that I knit her some socks. And if you wonder what happend to the childrens socks we produced, they were given to my cousins first born when he came along a few years later.

Lovisa E in Sweden (lovisae AT gmail DOT com)

Diana C. said...

Congrats on your sock pattern! My favorite socks (at the moment) are PinkLemonKnits Olympic flame socks that I just finished for my 5 year old, who loves them!

blue duck said...

I am happy that your pattern was recently published!

My favorite sock pattern is the "Beaded Rib" pattern which has only two rows on the basic pattern design. I knit it for my husband in Trekking 100 and he placed an order for a dozen more. The simplicity of the pattern makes it just jump.

Deb
blue_duck2@yahoo.com

Susanne said...

Congratulations on your pattern release, I definitely will knit them up. My fav pattern is anyone that suits the yarn I amknitting with. I like Feather & Fan also Embossed Leaves, many, many others.

Cherryl said...

Your new sock pattern is drop dead gorgeous! It is hard for me to pick my favorite...mostly I just knit plain vanilla. But, I have to say that the plain vanilla ones I did for my fiance this winter out of some Mama Llama's sock yarn have to have been the best received.
Cherryl
cherryl220@yahoo.com

monica said...

Congrats and the socks look wonderful. My favorite sock is the Bremer sock from a German sock club I used to belong to. It is a fun pattern and looks really neat knit up.

Karen said...

Congrats on having your pattern published. I will have to print it off and knit those up! It will be hard to pick my favorite pair of socks, I've knit so many that are. But if I have to choose one it would have to be my pink Lorna's Laces Foot Cozy socks. I adapted the pattern from a glass cozy pattern in the fall 2006 issue of Vogue Knitting. They are soft and warm and make me happy when I wear them.

Sarah said...

My VERY favorite pattern is Cascading Leaves thad was written by Jeannie Townsend. It is the first pair I ever finished so when I get back into the pattern to use it again there is always a good feeling connected to it!! I have since discovered many other wonderful sock patterns and pattern writters (Yeah for Charlene Schurch!!) but that ONE pattern is my favorite one

Sandie Knapp said...

Absolutely love your socks. Very pretty, the pattern and the yarn.

My most favorite pair of socks so far is the last pair I did, using Opal yarn. It was a simple basic cable pattern on the leg of the sock. They fit great, and they feel wonderful. And the pattern was so easy, they went very quickly.

Have a good day :)

Fiadhnat said...

My favourite are Fair Isle Sock from The Fold http://www.thefoldatmc.net/
I used the same colours as in the pattern but made both differently. There were more than enough fair isle patterns for one sock and you could choose your own but I used all the patterns to make them 'odd' socks.

Leigh Anne said...

My favorite (so far) are the "scale skin socks" from 6Sox because I love the colors and because they fit and feel wonderful! I'm so impressed with all your sock making! What is the "monkey" sock pattern? I really do like it. THANKS!

Lorrieu@chartermi.net said...

Congratulations on your pattern being published!!! That has to be a big thrill.
Honestly my favorite sofar is just a plain ole ribbed cuff sock. Why is it my favorite? cuz it was knit in a hand dyed PINK yarn!

Love them!

molav said...

I have only finished one pair of socks so far and to me they were more like booties! I used Lyon Brand Magic Stripes on size 3 DPN.
I am now doing the Dublin Bay pattern using Lorna's Laces om size 0 dpn.
I love the pattern of yours and the color as well! I would love to know when the pattern is released.
Thank you.
Maureen
moelav@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

My favorite socks that I knit were a pair of pink socks made with woolease. They worked up very easily and I used the original death by sock pattern to knit them. They turned out lovely and they have stood the test of time and still look as good as the day I made them. They keep my feet super warm in the winter and they are very soft. Hoping to knit some in cotton soon so that I have a pair of summer socks. Congrats on your pattern publication!

Kelly
Kellye8498@peoplepc.com

handknitbyafailedfeminist said...

My favorite socks are a pair of trekking XXL in olive green done in my default pattern. Its a picot edge, with a 4 inch cuff and an afterthought heel. I would wear them every day if I didn't think people would get wise to it!

JeanTownsend said...

my most favorite is the breast cancer sock i wrote because it is for my mom.

Sarah said...

My favorite socks are the Monkey Socks in Lorna Laces Bittersweet colorway. Knitted up easy, but looked fancy.

Anonymous said...

My favorite would have to be the
ones I made for myself and then
my mother "stole" right off my feet.
She had a massive stroke last year
and cannot communicate at all. But,
when she looked pointedly at my feet
and began to push the ones she was wearing off, I knew exactly what she was saying. I made them from Lorna's
Laces Shepherd Sport and she managed to
communicate that day very clearly,
Linda Walsh
mailto:mlff@cjtwofers.net

deepa said...

Congrats Adrienne! My favorite socks...hmm...I guess I'd have to say my Koigu Dublin Bay socks that won the blue ribbon at last year's MN State Fair. My DH was so proud- he has forbidden me to wear the socks because he wants to frame them. LOL. They're just socks but I guess they are my 15 minutes of knitting fame. :)

said...

Aw heck, why not! :)

My favorite socks are the ones on the needles. lol I'm kidding. My Hedera socks are my favorite, they were only my second or third pair of socks. They get the most wear too, as they can be dressy or casual. Plus...they are purple, hand-dyed by me!

Anonymous said...

Your socks are amazingly beautiful. Such talent! As for my favourite socks, they would have to be the Snake Skin Socks from the Six Sox Knitalong. I did them in STR, Dreydel colourway, and everytime I look at them I think of spring time. They look like a lot of work, but were very simple. Thanks for some lovely patterns.

Carol
ladybird1956@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! I love your socks! The color of yarn shows the pattern of the sock very well. I have just started knitting socks. Didn't think I could it because I lost my left thumb in an accident (boating) but tried small cir. needles and have managed to knit 2 pair and working on my third pair. Have to hold needles oddly but it works! Great work!
Shela
scooper1004@sbcglobal.net

Susan said...

What a nice sock pattern! My favorite sock to knit was the Cascading Leaves Pattern by Jean Townsend. It was one of my first experiences with a lace pattern and I dyed the yarn (soft merino) to match the picture of the sock in the pattern.

Sue C said...

my most favorite socks are a pair called baby cable rib made with purplish color yarn from bernat sox. They are my most favorite pair because they are the only pair I've knit and kept for myself :-)
SueC

iris said...

congratulations!! i love your pattern and already have it downloaded and in the "must do" pile. my faves are my "plain vanilla" 4/1 rib, toe up, magic loop, that i can do while watching tv. but these vanillas are made with colourmart 100% cashmere in "chocolate mins" colourway and are the softest, best wearing socks i've ever owned, machine wash and dry. everybody deserves a pair of cashmere socks and that is why i intend to make a pair for everyone i love. eventually, lol.
iris

Nancy J said...

My most favorite pattern was an old one by Judy Sumner with cables and basket weave patterns. I knit several pairs in my own handspun. The socks have worn beautifully and I just Love cables!

Knitting Rose said...

I usually knit socks and am patient but I knit a pair with some 'gifted' Sockotta and I made up the pattern. I was so excited that I started the toe decreases too soon and had to give them to my daughter (who wears a couple sizes smaller than me). They fit her and I still get to enjoy them - but I have NEVER been that impatient!! LOL

Lesley in Arizona said...

These are beautiful socks in a lovely color. I haven't tried Panda sock yarn yet but hope to eventually. My favorite socks are of a solid red Opal Uni yarn in a fancy checkerboard pattern from Sensational Knitted Socks. I wear a lot of red so these get worn the most.

Betty said...

I never want my hand made socks to anything other than hand made. My Fortissima Colori 2425 yarn produced a pair of socks with a golden ring around the leg. At first, I thought they were weird but have grown to love them. It's leg jewelry! You can see a picture on Jan. 22 2006 on my blog.

Quickstitchin said...

My favorite socks were knitted for my second oldest daughter. I must say that I love the yarn - it is variegated in soft jewel tones knit in a "wide wale" pattern.

Eileen said...

Congrats on the pattern! My favorite sock that I have ever knit would have to be the Fancy Silk Sock from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks. I used Lorna's Laces in the Black Pearl colorway. I think that these are my favorite because it is one of the few socks that I have knit that the yarn was just exactly perfect for the pattern. I also get the most compliments when I wear them!

Laura said...

Oh I would love to try the Panda Cotton :) My favorite pattern so far was the tidal wave pattern from tofutsies. It looks really complicated but is really easy. Congrats once again on the publication, it is a really beautiful pattern.

Knitnik said...

My most favorite socks are my Lorna's Laces Happy Valley. Plain vanilla pattern, 3x3 rib, stockinette foot, but they are the softest, comfiest, squishiest, happiest socks I own, and they make me smile whenever I wear them!

Karen S. Davis said...

Congrats! Usually my favorite sock is the one that I'm currently working on. I do have a pair of plain Vanilla that I used Regia Bamboo and they are to die for on your feet. My LYS just received Panda Cotton and I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

Rachel said...

My favorite to knit were a pair for my mom out of ColorJoy LynnH yarn. It was super soft and squishy. My favorite of the ones I knit for myself are a pair of footies from almost complete leftover skein of koigu. I had to buy an extra skein for 2 yards to complete a gift project. It was the first time I had used koigu and I was so happy to have some for myself.

Amy said...

My favorite socks are my first socks! I love them because they are so comfortable. I don't think I'll ever forget the experience of knitting my first socks and the comfort they bring!

Lisa said...

My favorite socks are my Whitby socks from Knitting on the Road. I made them in cream LL sportweight. They are soft and yummy and the pattern was very fun to do. It really isn't that hard but it looks like you really did somethiing special. I wear them all the time in the winter.

Tracy said...

I haven't knit enough socks to have an absolute favorite yet, I love them all. I love seeing my family wearing them also. I've been wanting to do something in Panda Coton next, something light and airy for summer. Your pattern is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

My favorite socks are Opal Rainforest socks I made with 72 stitches on size 0 needles. The fabric came out wonderfully. I used a ribbine pattern I found in a 1941 Minerva knitting manual my mom had had. I think what I like best about them is the tight fabric.

Cindy in Rowlett, TX
CindyLGray@yahoo.com

Teri DiBlanca said...

Congrats on your new pattern! I must admit that my favorite socks (for sentimental reasons) were the pair I made in high school (circa 1968) out of Red Heart Worsted in Scarlett! The pattern was very basic out of one of those "learn to knit" books, but they were wonderful to wear with boots or ice skates! Teri

sstar1948@yahoo.com said...

my favorite pattern is the only one i have made so far, the magic socks pattern from lion brand yarns. i have used it on several different yarns and find it easy to do and it fits well.

Sue said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful new pattern (Menehune Cobblestones)which I pulled off the Crystal Palace site. Can't wait to make them! I guess my favorite socks so far are the Springtime in Paris that is the current KAL for the Six Sock Yahoo Group. I knit them in a variegated pink color of Claudia's Handpainted and knit them from the cuff down and am wearing them right side out. So they don't look like Eifel Towers, but raindrops going down the sock. I absolutely love them and have received so many compliments on them.

Susan
knitgram58@yahoo.com

Nancy N. said...

My favorite socks so far are my slip-stitch socks in Spirit Trail's "Autumn" colorway - it's a fiery HOT red with pinks and browns. The pattern is from the book "Knit Socks." I purchased this yarn at the first wool/fiber festival I ever went to -- 2006's Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. In fact, this was the first of *many* skeins of sock yarn I garnered that day! I look forward to wearing these when I make my trip back there next October ;o)

Elizabeth said...

My favorite socks are from Trekking XXL color 77, which is many shades of turquoise blue. Just plain stockingette, but I love the way the colors swirl.

Susan A. Reishus said...

I had to post Adrienne, as I know you from other lists, and you have the same name as my dtr. S I also send as much business as I can to Judy at theknitter, as she is great! She has me on the list for some Panda when she orders for the SOM club.

My favorite socks are plain vanilla in fuchsia/magenta yarn, in 1x1 ribbing, with short row toes and heels. Schoeller Stahl Fortissima solids are so soft and yet strong and are probably my favorite. Also partial to lace and some of the old Clown yarn...G

Anonymous said...

My favourite socks are a pair of hand spun and with many colours of yarn, the main colour being purple.
they are a entralac pattern.
cogratulations on your pattern.
spinnerlynn

Anonymous said...

guess it didn leave my e-mail address in my post which was by spinnerlynn anyway it is
lstitch@vianet.ca

Christine said...

Congrats on the pattern :)
My favorite socks to date are two pair s of bedsocks for my dad from 3 strands of pale blue and 3 strands pale yellow laceweight lambswool/angora from Richard at Colourmart.com . The pattern was loosely based on the Widdershin socks from Knitty.com with ribbing along the top of the sock, and around the arch. While all those strands were fiddly to keep organized, the sock is so fuzzy, thick and warm that it was more than worth it.

Lauren in MI said...

Congratulations on your new pattern. I look forward to seeing it.
My favorite socks were the Lana Grossa MegaBoot socks I just finished for my Dear Sister! She has done so much for me since I was disabled. She is laid off right now and we do everything together! She was never big on homemade items, but she picked out the yarn and just loves those socks!

Happy Knitter said...

I think these socks are simply wonderful, If only I had this kind of imagination, congratulations on your being published.
My favorite socks are a feather and fan that were called "Happy Socks" on knitty I bleive, they are wonderful for working with variegated yarns they were knit in opal tropical fish and they get softer with each washing.
They are all eastery colored that are just plain fun to wear and they make me feel so happy and proud to be able to say "thank you I made them myself"
Again congratulations and I wish everyone the best of luck.
God Bless,
Tonya S.

Wilena said...

Congratulations!!
My favourite sock had to be the very first one I knit because I didn't have a clue what I was doing and it fit perfectly. It was a baby sock with lots of cables and eyelet knit with 1.25mm needles.

My current favourite for myself is the Bayerische. It is a fun challenge to knit.

marysaline said...

My most favorite socks to knit were the monkey socks. The main reason I liked them so much is that I made them with homespun yarn, and they turned out to fit me just perfect. They were a quick knit for me, and an easy to memorize pattern stitch.

Kucki68 said...

My favorites are a pair of Thuja (from knitty) in Lana Grossa Meilenweit. Visit: http://kucki68.blogspot.com/2006/11/red-thujas-finished.html for a picture of them.They are warm and I love the simple rib pattern in the slightly varigated yarn.

Lynn said...

Love your socks and the color.
I usually knit just regular, plain, old fasion ones as I call them. I live in Maine and we use the wool socks more then the cotton ones. I love knitting with Bartlettyarns 2 ply wool. It is always a nice warm sock to wear in your boots or just around the house as slippers.
Lynn In Maine

mrsquilt said...

Your pattern is gorgeous, congrats on having it published. My favorite socks that I have made have been the Denmark pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting on the Road. I really loved the way pattern worked up and the fit was perfect.

Kellie
mrsquilt@cox.net

lynn said...

Your pattern rocks!

My favorite socks were the first pair I ever knit. It was just a vanilla sock made with acrylic worsted(I know!) but what made them special was this was only the second project I ever made :-)

Tammi said...

Well my favorite pair of socks is the ones I'm working on now. Actually they are the first pair of socks that I've ever made. I am using Queen Kahuna's book and I am using Tofutsies #725 (Foot in the Door) and I love the colors. The reason why they are my fav is because they are for my best friend that lives 6 hours away.

Sharon R said...

Your pattern is beautiful. I have to say that my favorite socks are the ones that I made for my granddaughter, while she was being born. I made a pair for her mom and with the leftovers, made a tiny pair for the new baby.

Barbara said...

Oh goodness - how to choose a favorite sock I've knitted?! I love the monkey sock pattern by Cookie A. but would have to say your pattern, Hanauma Bay, is my favorite. I've knitted three pairs of socks from it. The pattern is intricate enough to keep me interested while I'm knitting it but easy enough to memorize so it's the perfect combination. The pattern itself is so pretty and lends itself nicely to self-striping yarns. I've made it in Opal Ladybug and in a couple of Trekking XXL colorways (I can't remember the numbers!). They fit great and are gorgeous...

Barbara in NH

barbie said...

Your socks are just beautiful! My favorite socks are always the ones I'm currently knitting; right now: "Tidal Wave" with Panda Cotton ... I just love this new yarn.
Barb
barbward@chartertn.net

Vickie said...

My favorite socks to knit was the Love Knot Socks. It was a free pattern on the internet a few years ago, I can't find it now. I'm glad I have the pattern copied. I think your pattern is very pretty.

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on the publication of the pattern! It looks fantastic!

My favorite socks that I knit were called Mizar from Socks for Sandals and clogs.
See em here

They were a treat to knit :) and they went very quickly!

June said...

I love your pattern, thanks for telling us about it. My favorite socks are the Jelly bean pattern from Jackie E-S with beads in the cuff. I have made them three times, all different colors.
June
jmendel@lib.lapeer.org

Anastacia said...

Agh! Second time trying to post a comment. Sigh. I don't remember what else I said, other than I wanted to use that yarn ever since I first heard of it, to make socks for my mom - who rarely wears the wool socks I've made for her, but regularly wears any cotton or cotton blend socks I've made.

My favorite pair: a pair of scrap yarn, mismatched socks, with various & random lace & patterned patterns on it. Totally different, but they were fun to make, and are fun to wear!

Janette said...

Well, this is an easy question as I've only completed one pair of socks. I made a pair of socks for my 3 year old daughter in November. They are self-striping and pink, pink and dark pink. She begged and begged for me to finish them and was always up for trying them on. She wore the first one quite a bit until I finished the second. She would get so excited and say, "That socks for me!" Toddlers are fickle, though. I finished the second sock and she refuses to wear them. They now reside in her purse and are often take on stroller rides with her baby.

Ina said...

Lol. I'm such a process knitter that my favorite sock is always my NEXT one! I love trying new techniques and new yarns. When they click, it's great. Otherwise, well, there's a lot of UFOs buzzing around.

Love the Menehune cobblestones - my favorite sock (right now, anyway).

Julie said...

Congrats on the new published pattrn.
My favorite socks are the Pharoh's socks, Ribbed toe up from a 6 pointed star toe, Aterthought heel, also 6 pointed star. In golden yellow Kroy's yarn with purple toes and heels with yellow stripes in the toes and heels to show the star. juliest@san.rr.com

Deb said...

My most favorite socks are my Mountain color socks. They are knitted in a basic sock pattern and the color is wild berries and since it was one of my first socks it is my favorite. It wears very well and is very comfy on my feet.

paula said...

What pretty socks! congrats on getting published. I think my favorite socks were Lisa Parker's Christmas Stocking socks. I used Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in red, green and natural. I love that soft yarn. I put beads on the xmas trees and snowflakes on them, and reversed the red and green on the feet of each one. I don't get to wear them much.

Diane said...

My favorite socks were Trekking XXL 100. I loved the colors while I was knitting them and adore the way the feel on my feet.

Edna said...

I love any pattern knit with Socks That Rock yarn. It is so soft.

Jane said...

My favorite socks are the jaywalker. Right now I´m knitting your menehune.

Beth in Seattle, snoidgirl@hotmail.com said...

My favorite socks so far were the Pomatomus socks by Cookie A. that I knit in a georgous red Wildefoote. Fun to knit and beautiful. They were too small for me, so I passed them along as a gift. They are in the cue to knit up again. I also loved the pattern that you submitted on the Six Sock Knit Along. It was clearly written and you were so on top of all of the questions. Those ended up going to Socks for Soldiers.

limedragon :-: Harriet said...

Congratulations on the pattern publication! :)

It's hard to pick a favorite sock, but the red Pomatomus I knit is special to me because I consider it the pair that made me a socknitter. I had knit six pair previously, but they were just socks. Big deal. The twisted rib and curving lines of the Pomatomus were gorgeous and fascinating to knit. I became hooked!

Carrie said...

Dude, that's a lot of comments! My most favoritest socks ever are the Child's French Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks (done in Lorna's Laces). Oh, the organic-ness! Followed closely by Cookie A.'s Monkey Socks in Cherry Tree Hill. For similar reasons. :)

PS Pick one of these chocolate bars please! roseberry, mon cherri, lavenday, chai. :) I will email soon - I hope!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations :) My absolute favorite sock yarn to knit with is Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Peacock. The pattern I used was the Hourglass Eyelet pattern found on Magknits.

Annie
alutrzykowski@hotmail.com

starrgirl's world said...

I may have missed the contest but wanted to comment on my fav sock pattern so far. it is Purl Lace Socks by Sheri Franz (page 40) in the Socks Socks Socks book from Knitter's Magazine. I will soon finish this pair and will definitely do this pattern again as it is so scrumptious! Starr

Dave said...

Thanks so much for a great pattern that's good for both the girls and the guys!