The blog has been quiet lately as I was sniffling and coughing for a week and then gave my best shot at running a 5K on Saturday with lungs full of crud in below freezing temps. I was determined to … Continue reading
Here’s another pair of gray socks identical to the last pair. Second half of the same skein of yarn. These are socks number 3 and 4 for my 12 in 12 self-challenge and I’m only two weeks in! Yay! Plenty of … Continue reading
Remember this pile of materials I dragged home from the expo? They are now my dream handbag! This is my own pattern/design as I have scoured the world for a purse pattern that meets my needs and come up empty … Continue reading
Thanks to the giveaway I now have 41 followers! Hurray! I wrote each giveaway commenter’s name on a slip of paper and put them all in our giant dress up circus hat. I had my kids draw the three winners. … Continue reading
I present to you The Monthly Stitch’s Frocktober challenge. The challenge was left a little open ended without a true definition of “frock” but when I hear “frock” I think fancy party dress. This pattern, Advance 7973 from the 1950’s has … Continue reading
After I completed the last pair of socks, I challenged myself to make 12 socks in 12 weeks before the end of the year. That would be 6 pairs of warm, wooly socks to keep my feet toasty all winter.
I got really knitty with it this week and in less than 7 days whipped up this pair of gray socks in Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn (75% wool, 25% nylon). I cast on late Tuesday and only worked a few rows then I didn’t even touch my needles on Saturday so it was only 5 days of actual knitting. I’ve been carrying my little project bag around with me everywhere, knitting while I wait in line at the store, waiting for the school bus, and while I watch the kids play on the playground. I get three rounds done here, five more there, and in no time I have a pair of socks!
I used the same pattern as I did on this pair but went with 10 rounds of ribbing for the cuff and 49 rounds for the foot. They are a perfect fit.
Since the ankle socks are short I can get two pairs out of a skein of sock yarn. Look forward to a second pair of these in a few days, followed by a two pairs in black and two in white.
I can’t wait for a whole drawer full of these babies because they make my feet happy!
Here’s another pair of babies from Simplicity 2809. They’re birthday gifts for two my day care children. They are basically identical except for the hair and eyelashes. I tried to match each baby’s hair and eyes to the child’s hair … Continue reading
I said that I would host a little giveaway when I reached 25 followers. I missed that somehow and now I have 28. First, thank you for caring enough to hear what I have to say about sewing and knitting … Continue reading
WOOL SOCKS! This is the entire reason I learned to knit – to make wool socks. My feet and hands are always cold, even in the summer. I love warm wooly socks but I hate socks that ride up my … Continue reading
I am the self-proclaimed queen of creative cutting layouts to conserve fabric. If it looks like there will be any scrap of fabric left over I manipulate those pattern pieces all over the place to make them fit so as … Continue reading