I seem to cast on a pair of socks each Christmas, finish at least one sock, and then finish the pair by sometime mid-spring. These weren't any different as I cast off on 6 March. Interestingly, the only reason I did focus on them was because I wanted to start something else, and felt that... Continue Reading →
I'm really not sure where they're all coming from. Maybe I'm not giving them away fast enough. Maybe I need to store them in a more attractive manner. But they just keep appearing!
My Monkeys are done! And they look gorgeous on the blocking forms, though you can really see where I learned to do the yarn overs correctly. Oops. 🙂
My mom bought me a pair of nice sock blockers for my birthday and then shipped them to Sweden for me. I haven't actually had sock blockers before and wow, they make the socks look amazing! Plus - dragons! This is definitely incentive to finish the other Monkey sock so I can go ahead and wet block... Continue Reading →
I was a bit frustrated with my Rosy Posies project because I felt that the yarn-overs weren't loose and airy enough. I'd seen something similar with my Monkeys, too - but I just put it down to my gauge being really weird. It turns out that all this time, I've been doing the yarn-overs wrong.... Continue Reading →
So I convinced the people at work that they needed to send me to Gothenburg to assist on a project, which is why I now find myself on a train. Taking pictures to show the Swedish countryside is difficult with my phone. On said train, I'm supposed to be working. After all, there are people... Continue Reading →
I was in Litet Nystan yesterday and encountered some Drops Fabel yarn, which is self-striping. There were a few knitted examples and I was hooked. I purchased some and immediately cast on a sock. Yes, it was useful that I happened to have a free pair of 2mm circulars in my bag, wasn't it? I'm... Continue Reading →
I used to read in the train and still occasionally do. But it occurred to me that sitting in the train is prime knitting time: I can work on those socks that need just a little bit more concentration but whose pattern I do have memorized. I also note that I feel better after knitting,... Continue Reading →