Getting It Done ………. Socks with Sarah KAL May Challenge Done!

I finished my fifth sock! I used my own Roman Rib pattern for the cuff. When the sock is relaxed and just sitting there, the ribbing looked heavy almost poodle-like. I almost ripped it out and did a stockinette stitch but as the whole point of the Socks With Sarah May Challenge was to do something…

Mary Had A Little Lamb Part II

Once again I tucked into the kitchen, cleaned off the island, got out the dye pot and another skein of yarn is steaming. My last skein was done in four colors and turned out dark rather than bright. Pictures to follow – I promise. It is still wonderful and will make excellent socks – just…

Always Wanting To Learn New Skills

Years ago, during my stint as a reader (my business cards read “psychic consultant” which sounded SO impressive) I needed something to fill in the day. I taught classes at night and did almost all of my reading and groups in the evening. I taught myself to quilt. The first quilt I finished was pieced…

Second Sock Finished – Start New One Tonight!

I now have a pair of these beauties! Tonight – after our Mother’s Day trip to see DH – I will cast on my THIRD pair with a new pattern! Not sure about the yarn yet ……………

Sock Report ……..

I’m back to where I left off – heel flap done (finally right the third time ……..), heel turned and I’m shaping the gussets. I am super inspired to do more socks and am participating in a May Challenge for Socks with Sarah on Ravelry. I’m going to try a new pattern! Can’t wait to…

Ceeerap!

For two days – on and off – I have been trying to complete this friggin’ heel flap on my second sock. It will just not complete itself. I finally got it done yesterday and turned the heel tonight – and then all hell broke loose and I had to frog it. Jeeeez. I am…

Fluff on the Hoof

THIS is a seriously adorable sock. I used Sweet Georgia Tough Love Sock in Hummingbird and I LOVE this yarn. I did this sock differently from the pair in Monte Carlo. Actually this fits a tiny bit better. The sock is still too wide around my ankle. I’m thinking I’ll need to go down to…

What I’ve Learned While Knitting Socks

They’re much easier than sweaters. They are done really fast – unlike sweaters. Some knitters are frightened of the kitchener stitch to close the toes. I got the kitchener stitch on my second try and I don’t even have to look it up anymore. New knitters should not take all the hype about the horrible…

Knitting Another Pair ……..

Please ignore the ragged towel and just admire the two lovely socks! I’m so pleased to have finished my first pair. Yes they are too big. I get to shorten the foot quite a bit. I also am changing the toe. These are great for my first pair. I won’t enter them in a knitting…

This Fella Has A Mate!

Ah yes – true love has happened. They’ve had their first bath together and are now resting on their towel in the sun sewing room. Pictures of both of them tomorrow AND the yarn for my second lovely pair of socks – Hummingbird!

A Word on Knitting

I start my post with this photo to visually describe how well I can do SOMETHING. As you may know from a previous post, I have started a test knit. Started is the correct word. Today I will spend the whole day knitting. I had to tink (knit backwards) for quite a bit and then…