Results: Which Wool Will I Make in March?

It was clear from the very beginning which wool would win for March. Out of 56 votes, the Butterick shirtwaist dress took 53.57% of the vote with 30 individual voices saying “Make it! Make it!” How could I resist? However, … Continue reading

VOTE: Which Wool Will I Make in March?

(Try to say that title three times fast!) It’s a double post bonus day, friends, because I’m a lazy busy blogger and just realized I haven’t gotten around to posting this yet! The Monthly Stitch March Challenge is Miss Bossy … Continue reading

Completed: Gray socks, 12 in 12


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!