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Guest Post: Natalie Zee of Coquette Maman!

Natalie Zee Drieu

Hi there! I'm Natalie Zee Drieu, a designer, writer, crafty mama, and founder of the kids' fashion blog, Coquette Maman. When I first

Trip to the frog pond

Project - Ankle Socks (instead of Lace Wrist Warmers)
Pattern book - Sweet to your Feet #500863
Yarn - Patons Stretch Socks in Grape Gumball #31333
Blogger - knittinjen

The first of the Lace Wrist Warmers seemed to fly off my needles. There was some kind of magic in my knitting needles, gremlin or

FO - Pedicure Socks in Patons Stretch Socks

Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Stretch Socks in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits


There comes a time every evening when my toes can no longer stand to be bundled up --especially

What A Heel

Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Stretch Socks in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits

So here I am, ready to start the heels on my Patons Pedicure Socks.

I've been thrown a little behind schedule by

Nice & easy

Project - Basic Chunky Sock
Pattern book - Next Steps 4 Socks & Slippers #500861
Yarn - Patons Classic Wool Roving, 77040 Dark Grey
Blogger - knittinjen

I cast on the first of a pair of bulky weight socks during the time I worked on the Color Block Scarf. After much thought as

Fruit Slice, No Twist - Knitting Two Socks At Once

Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Sock Stretch in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits

I love hand-knitted socks.

I didn't expect to, but I do, and I have been known to rave about both the pleasure of wearing them, and the pleasure of knitting them. So much so,

Knitters Embrace Climate Change

Project – Pedicure Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Sock Stretch in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDKnits

Ah, Fall: a knitter's favourite time of year. (This is a kind of climate change we can really get behind!)

A new season brings new projects. Lots of new projects (I think I have

FO - Lacy Ankle Socks

Project – Lacy Ankle Socks ( free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Stretch Sock color #31444 Cherry Sours
Blogger - terriknitspatons

The entire time I have been knitting these socks, a song from Grease has been running through my head.

Summer Lovin, happened so fast.

Summer Lovin,

summer lovin' having a blast

Project – Lace Ankle Socks (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Stretch Sock #31444 Cherry Sours
Blogger – terriknitspatons

What a nice way to end the summer and jump into Fall.  The socks are knitting up fast, so I have hope they will be worn before autumn really sets in.  Once they

Remember me?

Project – Feather & Fan Socks
Pattern Book #500869 – Socks in the City
Yarn – Kroy Socks FX in Cameo Colors #57410
Blogger – knittinjen

These had been languishing in the bottom of my tote bag. I would knit a row now and again but I finally got down to business and finished

one last summer fling

Project – Lace Ankle Socks free pattern
Yarn – Patons Stretch Socks #31444 Cherry Sours 
Blogger – terriknitspatons

The summer days have waned, but I find myself trying to hold on to them with both hands.  I am not quite ready to give up dinners on the deck or weekend badminton

One Happy Foot!

Project – Mom’s Ankle Socks (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Shandeh

After a very short time, I have accomplished half of my goal.  Now, I have completed one of the "Mom's Ankle Socks" I'm knitting with Bernat Baby Cakes

Sharp Heels

Project – Basic Fine Sock
Patons Pattern Book #500861 – Next Steps Four – Socks and Slippers
Yarn – Patons Kroy Socks in Sailor Stripes
Blogger – YoElizbo

Socks always think they are done when they come off the needles and the ends are woven in, but for me, there is one more

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

-by YoElizBo's Sailor Stripes Socks

Yes, eat your heart out, Patons Classic Wool, she took me on vacation! Here I am, basking in my colorful glory campside in Yellowstone.

With one sock cast off beside Yellowstone Lake, and

Colorful Yarn for Summer Socks

Project – Mom's Ankle Socks (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Shandeh

The bright, happy colors of the Bernat Baby Cakes yarn are PERFECT for summer socks.  Knitting with this yarn just makes me smile. :)

Smooshy Yarn for Comfy Feet

Project – Mom's Ankle Socks (knit)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Cakes
Blogger – Shandeh

I think I'm in love......with Bernat Baby Cakes yarn!

This month, I'm knitting a quick pair of comfy ankle socks to wear around the house.  Since I'm such a

The Time is Ripe for Stretch Sock Yarn

Project – Knee-High Stretch Socks
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Stretch Socks in Fruit Slices
Blogger – JDknits

Fruity SocksIf Mama ain't happy, aint nobody happy.
If Mama's feet ain't happy...look out!

Racing Down the Foot

Project – Basic Fine Sock
Patons Pattern Book #500861 – Next Steps Four – Socks and Slippers
Yarn – Patons Kroy Socks in Sailor Stripes
Blogger – YoElizbo

I've got both feet down to the toe decreases and am surprised at how fast it went.

A Pair of Heels

Project – Basic Fine Sock
Patons Pattern Book #500861 – Next Steps Four – Socks and Slippers
Yarn – Patons Kroy Socks in Sailor Stripes
Blogger – YoElizbo

Like I said in my last blog, I knit my socks in tandem, and

FO - the ying and the yang

Project – Half & Half Socks
Patons Pattern Book – #500869  Socks in the City
Yarn – Patons Kroy Socks – #55301 Sultana and #55040 Coal
Blogger – terriknitspatons

While working on the first sock I wondered

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