Dude will never get cold feet

Strangely enough, I had a rather good day. You wouldn’t think it, what with injury and (to add insult) a head-cold, but it was a quiet, pleasant sort of day in which I did nothing but sleep, relax, read, knit and watch episodes of Foyle’s War (again). I finished off John’s socks (hand-dyed and hand-spun…

Socks with a friend

I knit up a pair of socks over the weekend, using wool that I dyed and spun in a previous post. They’re a straight-forward pattern that I have knit before to fit my own feet perfectly. I needed a new pair of Birkenstock socks since I insist on wearing sandals after March 21st and it…

Not quite molten

The most recent pair of socks is still on the needles. Lava Flow (in pdf, by Sockbug) is a quick and easy pattern that I chose because I needed to try out my new Brittany birch knitting needles on a fine sock yarn and I’ve never really been able to conquer Confetti (until now). I…

More socks

I’ve actually missed a pair, as I made John a pair of Jaywalkers in Fleece Artist yarn (“mermaid” colour), but I neglected to photograph them as soon as they were finished and he generally wears them as soon as they’re clean. I haven’t been able to get my hands on them while they’re in a…

Postal surprise

Sometimes I wonder how it is that I came to have such good friends. That the generosity and kindness of other people in the world should be directed at me in any way is a source of wonder to me. Natasha (who I keep alternately and confusingly referring to as Natasha and Sarai, her on-line…

Woolly weekend, part 1 (wool store)

As I mentioned on Friday, Katherine and I went to a wool store (Wool Trends, 238 Hamilton Avenue). I was looking for some new yarn as (and I hesitate to even say this as I know true knitters will cross themselves or mutter incantations against my influence) I was completely out of yarn for a…

Today’s dress code brought to you by the VanTan Club

Picture, if you will, my child today. She is just four years old (recently turned four), forty-one inches tall and forty-one pounds. She is currently wearing the following: rainbow underwear, inside-out one adult-sized hair buckle, falling out one sock: Today she decided that having a “jammy day” (which she has every day of the week)…

Let’s talk about socks

This won’t become a knitting blog. I promise. Lately, though, as a part of my lifestyle modification and knitting diet, I’ve been knitting what seems like an awful lot of socks. The most recent are: Tropicana – free pattern here. The stitch looks like this (and is incredibly easy to remember): This pair was knitted…

The knitting diet

I’m working on my forth pair of socks since New Year’s and have lost 13 pounds. Yes, friends, there is a correlation. I discovered that one of the things that results in my eating too much is wanting something to do with my hands that isn’t work-work in the evening. Popcorn helps, but it’s still…

Toasty feet

Just finished off the Jaywalker socks, mentioned in this earlier post (details about the wool and pattern can be found there). What a fun pattern to knit! Fast, too. This pair took a week, in and around other things.

Better luck this time

After a less than positive sock start the other day (three starts, to be precise), I switched patterns and am making myself a pair of Jaywalkers. It’s a simple pattern, well-fitted and definitely suited to this lovely merino yarn (G Rocks from Blue Moon Fiber Arts). Alternating rows are straight stocking stitch (that’s basic knitting)…