Tag: handknit socks

Photo of knitting the Flax sweater

When Too Many Projects Overwhelm

Fall, fall, we all fall into fall. I am in a snarl of too many projects and can’t seem to find my way out. The problem with too many projects is that nothing gets done. My projects are like reflections of my moods and whichever pulls me at the moment is the one that gets worked on. But when I… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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