Rampant (plus giveaway)
I am not the type to have any sort of holiday knitting plan. I don't knit special things for Valentine's Day or Halloween or even Christmas, much less time my patterns to coincide with them. So you can imagine my surprise when I realized that I was bringing Rampant, the greenest socks I've ever knit, back out on St. Patrick's day. This is unnaturally good timing and very much not my usual move! One of the most fun things about bringing back old patterns is remembering what was happening when I knit them. I knit these in the summer of [...]
The sock, it is not yet finished. It was a productive weekend in lot of other ways though (if by productive you'll take 'relaxing' and 'enjoyable'), so I'll pretend I don't mind the delay. This is, of course, a filthy lie and the delay is actually driving me bonkers. But until we get that time machine sorted out, it will have to do. But, I do have the ability to start Monday out on a good note for at least two people, Brenda (goodstuff on rav) and Anna have won the Handmaiden from last week. And, as a little goody [...]
Back in the early part of July, when I was up to my neck in a giant school project and starting to go a bit crazy around the edges, I cast on these socks. They helped me avoid chewing my fingernails off. A few days later, the neighbor's son rang the doorbell and handed us a sick kitten. The socks kept me from crying at the vet's office (Douglas is fine, I'm just a total softie about kittens). Then we went to the woods for a family event and off to Portland for Sock Summit and up to Buffalo for [...]
Lest You Fear I’d Forgotten
I did actually do some knitting on the trip. Not much mind you. Between the classes, the beach stomping, the rampaging up and down the coast I didn't have much time for knitting. But I did finish up the first sock and start on the second. And even more important, I totally took advantage of the biggest tree stump I've ever seen (easily twice as tall as I am and plenty big enough for you and three of your closest friends to climb inside) to snap a quick picture. See? All swoopy and soothing and sanity-protecting. They are likely to [...]
See, look at that. A post with actual knitting content. You thought I'd strayed from the true path and it was going to be all exams/kittens/books around here, didn't you? I'm not saying your concerns were unjustified, but I can at least put your mind to rest for the moment. I have made many many tiny sock stitches. These are the sanity socks, started during the project from hell, picked up again when the neighbor kids showed up with an unexpected kitten, and continued on the flight to the woods (in between restorative naps). They're in the Casbah sock by [...]
This is not a Sock
I totally did not cast on a sock smack dab in the middle of the giant project from hell. That would be irresponsible. This is not a sock. This is sanity. Wooly, cashmere-fortified sanity. Don't try and take it away. You may lose a finger.
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