Some time ago I bought two skeins of extremely wonderful handspun yarn from the talented Azzy. The first skein became deliciously cozy handwarmers for myself and Elfling; the second has just now achieved its destiny as finer, but equally cozy, socks for my very dear friend Cara. The yarn was called Red Squirrel, and you… Continue reading Squirrelly goodness (in sock form)
Small digression:* Armin has recently started to express a preference for me not knitting. This is alarming. I've always been knitting, and he's always been fine with that. But apparently, that temporary loss of mojo during pregnancy/early mommyhood made him realise that he gets fractionally more of my attention when I am not holding needles.… Continue reading Knitting! Apparently I do some!
Bonus post: I done make some boot socks! You know, I'm trying to break the habit of apologising for my pictures, but honestly. You'd think I could show off an actual finished project a bit better than this. Photographed last night, by Armin; I thought the advantage of having someone else behind the camera would… Continue reading FO: Pompous socks
Kälte Füsse, wärmes Herz, the saying goes: cold feet, warm heart. Possibly, therefore, the curse of the boyfriend sweater should rather be the curse of the boyfriend socks... but let's hope it doesn't work in reverse. They're all right. They're not perfect, but they're all right. I'm pleased with the heel, having figured out how… Continue reading Waerme fuesse…
That title applies to so many things. Firstly, my mood. I'm not exactly bouncing with energy, but I'm not drowning in the glums either. I had a great yoga class this week, and I've been eating a bit more fruit and less crap. Always a good thing, though sometimes... well... hard. Second, the Socks That… Continue reading New and improved!
Eh. So I'm supposed to be showing you some knitting right? ...Eh. Whatever. *deep sigh* The denim jacket's coming along, I'm onto the first sleeve now. I'm a bit worried that it's going to come out too big. I picked the biggest size, based on my bust, but the thing is I'm a busty girl;… Continue reading *sigh*
Well, we had a lovely weekend, good thing I didn't blink and miss it. The clouds are back in the sky today. (Obviously. This morning I put a load of washing in.) Which makes me doubly pleased that I was just a little bit naughty... I stole a good few hours from work to sit… Continue reading Was that summer?
Hey, you know what happened to me yesterday? I finished some socks! Two of 'em! At the same time! How cool is THAT? Pretty darn cool, is how cool. The geeky bit: Yarn: Wollmeise's* worsted weight, in Granatapfel. One skein (I just kept knitting till I ran out). Needles: Destiny rosewood circulars, 40" long, 4mm.… Continue reading Socks! Books! Yarn!
This is toe-up, destined for my own dear Armin. (I consider this a mighty victory, since when I first announced I was considering knitting socks, he was exceptionally quick to say "not for me, thanks". Now he's looking quite pleased with the notion.) I'm using the toe-up recipe from the latest Interweave, and I recommend… Continue reading Hey, wanna see some knitting?
"So are you hooked yet?" Oh no, I said. Socks are great and all, but I love all forms of knitting equally, I said. Well... yes, I do, I can't say that I'd rather knit a sock than a sweater, or a lovely lacy wrap. Generally speaking. But right now I would. Right now, in… Continue reading I lied.