I spend a lot of time in search of the perfect yarn for the perfect pair of socks. This year’s Christmas Socks need to be extra soft.
I woke up Friday morning to large white fluffy flakes falling outside my window. After a few bleary-eyed blinks to ensure I wasn’t hallucinating, I reached for the camera. I was aware that snow was coming, just not a day early. Perfect day to curl up in my office and work on the Phoenix blanket.
There are times when I find myself in that very odd situation where my perceived knowledge on a subject far outweighs my actual experience. You know the feeling, right? You’re merrily knitting away on a vanilla sock while your World of Warcraft character is taking the fifteen-minute flight between Undercity and Iron Summit when another crafty friend sends you a panicked message asking how to interpret a particularly tricky section of lace in the shawl they’re knitting.
So there I was, the night before our trip to Minnesota…looking for a carry-on bag. Ideally, one I could haul my immediate-needs stuff in all weekend. And I had nothing.
Wrapping up December, 2018 with a wee gallery of memories!
January didn’t shape up as I expected. I did knit quite a bit…just not on the things I had intended. Somehow, though, you can either roll with it, or allow yourself to be steamrolled.
Koigu is not only a yarn that’s fun to knit, but the name is fun to say too. I was really pleased to find out that it was a Canadian company…according to their website, they are based out of the Georgian Bay area in Ontario. I recently finished a pair of socks using Koigu. I […]
I am of the opinion that while men will wear atypically-coloured or textured socks, most men prefer relatively conservative socks that wear well. I would like to think that I’m relatively well-qualified to make that statement, considering I regularly knit socks for my significant other, and have been known to knit for our respective Dads. […]
Kroy is one of the old standby sock yarns of commercial “big box” craft stores like Michael’s. That’s where I usually find the stuff, and I get the impression from most other knitters that it’s a “substandard” type of yarn. Very rarely do I see it on a knitter’s list of “go to” brands. I […]
This is what it looks like outside, so there will be no wonderfully naturally-lit photos this week. Instead, you get to marvel that my carpet has actually seen a vacuum cleaner in recent days (I love my Dyson). I’ve gotten quite a bit of work done on Robin’s “Theoretical” sweater. He has named it the […]