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
(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
Well I finally did it! I completed my 12 socks in 12 weeks challenge. I was only 36 hours late. My self-imposed deadline was midnight on December 31 but I managed to finish the last sock in the evening of January … Continue reading
My wool and cashmere coat had seen better days. My mom bought it for me way back when I was a freshman in college and had to hike a mile between buildings in the bitter cold several times a day … Continue reading
I haven’t posted knitting for my 12 in 12 self-challenge in a few weeks but I swear I’ve been working on it. See? Here are both pairs from my ball of white yarn. Well, really it’s just the same pair … 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!
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