Category: Socks

Photo of toe-up socks knit in Koigu KPPPM

Not a Convert to Toe Up Socks

When I first learned to knit socks 13 years ago, I was taught on double pointed needles, top down. In fact, that sock project was my first adult knitting project.  (My friend and teacher Liz and I have many things in common, one of them being that we like challenging projects.) I have merrily churned my way through — oh my… Read more →

Picture of a cake of sock yarn

Changes!

So much change around here! The Obvious I installed a new theme for the site.  Changing the furniture around here is so much easier than in my actual house.  Also, WordPress is getting easier to use all the time and more and more functionality is trickling down to those of us who mostly use the free themes and plugins.  Woohoo! The… Read more →

The Gray Got to Me

Last year I started these socks: It was July.  It was my birthday, in fact.  I thought I was safe from the curse of knitting a gray project in winter. Alas, I was overcommitted on projects and my work on these progressed very slowly. Before I knew it, it was winter.  Have I complained enough about the long, cold, snowy… Read more →

Okay, So the Gift Knitting Wasn’t All Roses

I didn’t tell you the entire story of my holiday gift knitting in the last post. My parents and siblings decided this year to scrap the round robin of individual gifts in favor of the secret santa system — which wasn’t even secret, not that any of us heathens cared.  So you can imagine my relief when evil-me went from… Read more →

The Gift of Gift Knitting

It’s really no fun to read about how crummy someone’s vacation was so we won’t dwell on it.  I’ve only just recovered, psychologically, this week.  Farewell, 2013!  Don’t let the door hit your arse on the way out! The BEST part of winter break, for me, this year was seeing how genuinely happy my husband and children were upon opening… Read more →

Knitting in the Dark

Matt and I went to see Thor 2 this weekend and I realized I didn’t have any “easy” knitting so I grabbed a ball of sock yarn and 2.50mm DPNs. Matt thinks it’s pretty incredible that socks are what I consider easy knitting — as opposed to a scarf — and I think this is because a scarf requires a… Read more →

Stripe it like there’s no tomorrow

In my experience, creation falls into two categories: quick and slow.  Whether one is writing a story or building a piece of furniture, some things come together in a flash of frenzied inspiration, while others must cook for a long, long time.  This sock pattern falls into the latter category.  I have noodled out and knit up versions of it… Read more →

Swirly

I am now into the yoke of the Spiral Yoke Sweater. I could be done (this is a theme, no?) if I weren’t distracted with some quickie knits here and there. For example, I made warmish socks for my skinny boy: These are knit in leftover bits of Lion Brand Wool-Ease for washability and warmth.  They may be only 20%… Read more →

February socks

The personal sock club is the best idea I never had.  I am enjoying myself immensely, even if I am not quite keeping up.  I am only a bit behind in the knitting, albeit months behind in the sharing. For the February pair I was delighted beyond words when my husband pulled the bag containing Berroco Sox Metallic in Curacao.… Read more →

January socks

I have started one of those self-imposed sock clubs.  I picked twelve yarns from the stash, matched them to twelve sock patterns I had queued up, put it all in paper lunch bags, stapled the bags shut, and literally tossed them into my office closet.  I gave my husband the honor of choosing the first bag and he did a… Read more →

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