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 I have too many UFOs (unfinished objects) floating around. There’s … Continue reading Happy, striped socks | what should I be writing about?
I wanted a nice, thick pair of raggsockor so I knit myself a pair. And then I cast on another pair, yet another and finally one more. I’d waited a week or so to write this post, just to see if the rush was over, but I’m eyeing that grey-marled yarn for another pair… these socks are addictive! They’re soft, warm, fun and they knit up ridiculously fast.
The weather here in Sweden has been wet and hovering just below zero. Spring is starting to peek around the corner, but there’s nothing as cozy as a thick pair of socks – unless it’s a thick pair of socks with a cup of coffee.
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! Continue reading They multiply!
Yes, I do notice my habit that all of my blog post titles with exclamation points. Maybe it has something to do with being so excited about knitting in general?
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 them! I promise there are better pictures coming – but … Continue reading Sock blockers for my birthday!
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.
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.
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 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, so why not? This morning I’m playing around with some … Continue reading Knitting in the train