This is what the weekend was like: Feet up, pajamas on, kittens installed, woolly socks present and accounted for.  Ah, about those socks.  Let's see if we can get the darling Levon out of the way (he steals the show after all) and take a closer look at them. Yes, yes the threats worked, the socks are done.  That's Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label in the color Olive.  I'm in love with this for a sock yarn.  Firm, round, smooth, big enough you can work at 7.5 spi and still get sturdy socks.  Yes, you'll likely need two skeins to [...]

December 2, 2013|


I find myself completely unmotivated.  I have 30 rows and a toe until I'm done with the second sock of the pair.  That's two good stretches of knitting.  It should be easy as pie.  But I apparently do not want pie. Instead, all I want to do is swatch.  I've got a bundle of yarns for the next book (Yes, the one after KCC3.  Yes, the one that won't be out till the end of next year at the earliest.  Yes, they really do take that long), and I've got a pile of new yarns from the trip, and all [...]

November 22, 2013|

Now With Knitting

What's that? You want some knitting in your knitting blog?  How unreasonable of you.  I did just show you yarn yesterday.  But I'm nothing if not accommodating, so let's see what I can do.  Look, a sock! Now yes, it is just one sock, but maybe if I show you two pictures of it we can pretend it's a whole pair.  Hmm? No.  Darn.  Well, I'll just have to knit the second then.  Yarn is Tanis Fiber Arts (their yellow label, which is a freaking perfect weight for thick socks if you ask me) in the color Olive.  Lovely stuff, [...]

November 9, 2013|

Slow Going

This is the current sock.  Well, actually, this is the current sock as photographed yesterday.  I dearly hope that it is now somewhat longer and more sock like in appearance. Life has not been providing me the recommended amounts of knitting time over the last few weeks, and progress on the sock has been slower than one might like.  But, the next few days have a bit of road tripping, and with any luck, that means a bit of knitting time (though I seem to have an off switch in my butt, so sometimes road trips mean lots of naps).  [...]

October 18, 2013|


Hey, look, a sock.  We haven't seen one of those around here in a while. I realized the other day I was feeling a little crazy around the edges – a little crazier than usual.  Now I like to think I'm some sort of complicated, mysterious being with a finely tuned set of needs and desires....not the sort of creature who could be entertained by using a series of 6,000 tiny loops to make a tube with a bend in the middle.  As it turns out though, I totally am that easily entertained.  Making that tube is unreasonably satisfying.  I [...]

September 18, 2013|
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