Tag: socks

When did knitting socks become a challenge?

When did knitting socks become a challenge?

September 21, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Anyone who knows me knows that I knit a lot of socks. Often I will mix up techniques just to keep things fresh and interesting. Very few people know that my kryptonite is often the dreaded Short Row Heel. I don’t know why I have trouble with Short Rows. I find them awfully fussy, and […]

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WIP Wednesday: Knitting on…the sweater?!

WIP Wednesday: Knitting on…the sweater?!

September 19, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 1 Comment

You’d think there would be a ton of socks featured this week, what with the Scarefest having released two official patterns and two bonus patterns, but I’m going to disappoint you. While I wish I had the time and inclination to knit a pair of fine-gauge socks per week, I just don’t have that capability […]

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FO Friday: Warmth for Wednesday

FO Friday: Warmth for Wednesday

September 7, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 2 Comments

For lace socks, these are sure going to be warm. I find that Paton’s Kroy is really great for warm socks, and while the nature of lace is to be full of holes, I can’t see that stopping the Kroy from doing it’s job. It’s like the Buttered Cat Paradox. So here they are: Wednesday […]

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WIP Wednesday: She’s Watching the Detectives…

WIP Wednesday: She’s Watching the Detectives…

September 5, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 6 Comments

Man, it’s so cute. But seriously, we’ll get to the whole Elvis Costello reference in a moment. First I have to show you my Wednesday socks. They’re not quite finished yet. I’m a wee bit disappointed in that, but Real Life and the latest Sims 3 expansion threw a bit of a spanner in the […]

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Knitting as an afterthought

Knitting as an afterthought

August 31, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 5 Comments

It certainly took long enough to finish off these socks. ย They first appeared in the blog back in December, and I only finally kitchenered the last heel this afternoon. ย They started off as purse knitting, went to a pub or two and the theatre…then promptly were tossed aside as I became somewhat disenchanted with socks […]

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WIP Wednesday: Knitting with Handspun

WIP Wednesday: Knitting with Handspun

August 29, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 10 Comments

Hooray for WIP Wednesday! I actually have pictures taken this week. Amazing! Usually I get caught a little flat-footed due to the fact that my schedule is all over the place. First up, a pair of plain old vanilla socks in Trekking XXL. Not very exciting, but we can’t have everything. I actually do still […]

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Let the Scarefest begin!

Let the Scarefest begin!

August 24, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 5 Comments

It’s no secret that my favourite season is autumn. I grew up in a town where as the summer wound down, the trees turned colour, and there was a hint of all the smells of fall in the air. Living in a city without a bunch of colour-changing maple trees has been a little disorienting…summer […]

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It’s a secret to everyone

It’s a secret to everyone

August 15, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

Well, we’ve gotten through the morning and afternoon of Wednesday and are now looking down the barrel of evening/night. The day isn’t over yet, though, and that means a WIP Wednesday is still possible! So! ย What’s in the Tardis Bag and my Skully bag? ย Um…I can’t show you those. They’re designs-in-progress that aren’t for public […]

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Metamorphoses

Metamorphoses

August 1, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

It’s another WIP Wednesday! I would have posted sooner, but with the weather being overcast and rainy, I barely had time to bring in the laundry yesterday. Which is OK, because that gave me time to turn the heel on the 2nd of Robin’s grey-and-red socks It also gave me time to turn some of […]

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One down, one to go!

One down, one to go!

July 25, 2012 by Maire in Hobbies / 0 Comments

So I decided, after all my issues with gauge, to just rib the heck out of Robin’s new socks. I figure that if they’re a wee bit large, the ribbing will fix that little problem! ๐Ÿ˜‰ So I’ve started on sock #2, and am ticking along fairly quickly all things considered. Having to purl usually […]

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