Posts Tagged ‘sock’

Someday We’ll Find It

My knitting friends and I have been experimenting with food dyes and yarn… Kool-Aid, the little drop-shaped bottles of food colouring, the fancy-schmancy gel/paste colours for icing, and even Easter egg dye tablets.  So much fun… I will put up some yarn pics eventually, but for now, I’m working on a test knit for one […]

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Candy Corn

Candy Corn

This pair’s for you, Kourtney!  Sorry they’re late. Anyone else I owe something to, I’ll keep working on the backlog.  The yarn is the splendidly self-striping Vesper Sock, by Knitterly Things.  I shouldn’t tell you that, because her shop updates already sell out almost instantly, and you might beat me to it next time.  Forget […]

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Socks and Suds

Finished my Mabon/Autumn Equinox socks last week, but just got the card out of my camera to upload the snaps.  I’m quite happy with these – the pattern is Embossed Socks, and the yarn is BMFA STR Lightweight in ST-1.  Oh, the yarny autumnal goodness.  At YarnCon this past weekend, my sister and I discovered […]

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What a Week

I’ve been crazy busy and apologize for the dearth of posts – bad blogger.  I’ve just finished dealing with a pipe that burst in my office over the weekend… had to have the carpet replaced, lost all of the paperwork, and have just been all around stressed. I have hopes that next week will be […]

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Purls, Farls, and Florals

What a weekend.  In the span of a few short days, I’ve finished a pair of socks, started another pair, learned to make Irish soda bread, and created bouquets and boutonnieres for my cousin’s wedding next weekend.  Sock pics are forthcoming sometime in the next few days, assuming I get a day with enough sunshine […]

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Out of Sorts

I’ve come down with both a nasty cold and a nastier case of startitis.  I cast on a pair of socks (my own design) before realizing that the yarn was all wrong.  Frogged.  Then, I cast on a shawl.  I’ve been reading too many blogs about lace shawls lately, and it’s making me itch to […]

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Well, Crap.

Today, I learned what happens to knitters who spend two hours on socks when they know darn well they should be doing laundry.  Mistakes, that’s what.  I’ve been knitting for ten years, making socks for about a year, and the last four pairs or so have been knitted two-at-a-time.  I love two-at-a-time knitting since it […]

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Two in a Row

I’m terribly inconsistent… I go weeks without blogging, then post two days in a row.  I blame Spring.  There’s just entirely too much to do, even in a grey, rainy Spring such as the one we’ve had.  That’s probably why I wanted some serious colour for the Midsummer socks.  Imagine, then, my delight when I […]

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Flutterby

Since my last update, I’ve knitted up the Ostara socks for my self-imposed Wheel of the Year Challenge.  I cast these on during the blizzard earlier in February, and that might have had an impact on my subject choice.  I was utterly sick of snow, so I nabbed some bright, cheerful sunrise shades of Unique […]

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Blizzard

You know what blizzards are good for?  Knitting.  Know what else they’re good for?  Getting stuck at work.  Put ’em together, and you have knitting time in a place you wouldn’t ordinarily get knitting time. When Snowmageddon struck Chicagoland, I had a plan.  I had packed my bag with PJs, clean clothes, and knitting.  I […]

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