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 […]
I was pleasantly surprised today by our local Michaels. There is usually one small aisle of yarn, and a bit of pegboard with some notions on it. A few months ago, I recall them posting signs indicating that they were going to upgrade the section of yarny goodness. There’s a heck of a lot more […]
Day One: 28th March. A Tale of Two Yarns. Part of any fibre enthusiast’s hobby is an appreciation of yarn. Choose two yarns that you have either used, are in your stash or which you yearn after and capture what it is you love or loathe about them. Tips: It is a good idea, if […]
Him: “Something squooshy came for you in the mail. I’m thinking it is either yarn or a puppy” Me: “OooOooo! I hope it’s yarn…coz dead puppies aren’t much fun!” Yep. That was the conversation (via text message) this morning. I am glad to say, it wasn’t a puppy. Instead…I got yarn! My order from Three […]
As I alluded a couple of days ago, there was a birthday in the household recently. Actually, there were two (kinda). I would have posted something up on the actual date, but things were a little out-of-the-ordinary around here. Last weekend we had a weather warning for heavy snowfall, so I had headed out to […]
This is what I’ve taken to calling The Sock of Awesome (aka Awesomesocks). As you can see, I finished sock #1 and have moved on to sock #2.
I know it looks like a sudden rush of productivity, but I’ve been meaning to do this for while now. The blocking of my Wisp shawl.
I washed a heck of a lot of yarn! Well, this isn’t the sum total of what I did on my vacation, but it took up a good part of last weekend.