For Mom

Monday was Mom’s birthday, and I made sure to have some handknit gifts ready. First was a pair of mittens she had requested last year.

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Mocs

Here is another Christmas gift finally finished. Truthfully, it was knitted and felted a few days before the holiday. They just never seemed to dry out, and were still damp on Christmas Eve. I gifted these to Dad without the soles because of their dampness, and because I wanted him to try them on [...]

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Pithy

(Quick update re: the Rory pattern; it’s now available for downloading or saving to your library at Ravelry. If you’re not a Raveler, a public download link is available here.)

No knitting report today, but look! Pretty yarn!

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Veni, vidi, vici

Remember these terrible, horrible, no good, very bad socks? I was tired of them hanging around, unfinished and making this knitter all kinds of unhappy.

No more!

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Goldilocks

When I started putting away the few colors of left over Wool-Ease I had pulled from stash for the Gansey Watch Cap, it occurred to me that I could make my own marled yarn by mixing and holding different color strands together as one yarn.

But what to make? Hats! I needed to add a [...]

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minnie

Meet my new companion and assistant: minnie (shown on left). Treo is on the right, and he will be helping Mom now.

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I started a new sock on Wednesday night.

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Vested

A few days before Christmas, I finished the main knitting of the big gray blob. It was so big I had to be very careful when picking it up and carrying it, lest it get stretched out. For extra peace of mind, I waited to take a pre-felting picture until I had basted together most [...]

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A little cheese, a little whine

I cast-on for my first project of the new year last Friday. I was full of excitement, hope, and knitting promise. The yarn was a good match for the pattern, light colored with good stitch definition. A very good start!

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Rationing

Last year, I half-heartedly said I would knit from stash. I did OK with this, but I also added too much to stash. Looking through my archives, there’s a definite pattern: most of the shopping happened during November and December. Is it a pathological need to stock up on woolly goods in preparation for the [...]

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Late

Happy new year dear readers! I’m getting a late start; last weekend, I discovered the server that hosts the database for my blog was down. Fortunately it was fixed yesterday afternoon, even though I never got a response to my support ticket. Due to this minor setback, I’ve decided to forego the last few FO [...]

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In progress…

Sock Count (Pairs)

  • 2009 ~ 2
  • 2008 ~ 7
  • 2007 ~ 18 (1 baby)
  • 2006 ~ 20 (14 adult)
  • 2005 ~ 2
  • 2004 ~ 5
  • 2003 ~ 1
  • Total (sans 2009): 53

Just Stuff

  • Six Sox Knitalong
  • Sockamania Club Knitalong
  • zMeme
  • zRavelry
  • zSock Nation
  • zTSFB

 

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