Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 7 February 2014

On the Needles Feb. 7, 2014

I've got a pair of socks on the needles right now. The same ones I started last week, but they've grown considerably. This is a yarn from Manos Del Uruguay. I think the brand name, or sub group name is Alegria, and the colour is Columbina. I really like the way the colours are curling around the socks. These are my watching TV during the olympics project. I can do them without thinking, except for turning the heel, and I can more or less fell my way when knitting them, so I can watch the TV as much as looking at the knitting needles. When I get to finishing the toes, I'll have to break out the how to do Kitchener stitch youtube video again, since I still haven't got it fixed in my head how to do it yet. 
I'm going to Gail's for a sewing afternoon tomorrow, and am planning on stopping off at a yarn shop there to see if I can pick up another hank or two of the yarn for my Pinery sweater. One of the things I learned before I ripped it out was that I had enough to do the sleeves when the sweater was too small, but if I do it in the right size, I might not have enough yarn. There's a store in St Thomas called The Little Red Mitten, which is where I got this sock yarn, and I noticed they had the yarn I was using for the sweater.  Hopefully they still have some. Then I'll feel confident about starting that project over again.
I'm linking up to Judy's On the Needles.


  1. Your socks are fantastic. I think they look a bit partiotic. I can't imagine being able to knit socks without looking at the needles. You really must be a proficient sock knitter. I'm just learning and I can't handle those 4 needles yet WITH yarn on them! lol (I'm not joking).

  2. These socks are *so* cute!! They look soft and warm, too -- just what's needed during days like these!!! :)

  3. LOVE your socks - especially the yarn! I have one sock almost completed, but struggle to knit socks in the winter, as I tend to wear sweaters a lot, and routinely get the needles caught in my sweater - and then the stitches fall off or get pushed off somehow... I still need to get the directions out for grafting the toes all the time too - it just doesn't seem to stick in my head.


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