Tuesday, November 23

Making waves and food

I have been neglecting the remainder of a gift I should be knitting to start another pair of socks for myself. I am using the "Making Waves" pattern from the Six Sox Knitalong (of which I am horribly behind).

Although you can't see the cable pattern too well in this photo, you can see my latest purchase. I bought this book for myself even though it is close to Christmas, since it is something no one else would know to get me! I got it directly from the author, Annie Modesitt, at this website.

I have also been doing a little pre-thanksgiving baking to bring home with me:

Mmmm... sugar spiced pecans...

On to the pies!

Friday, November 19

A (really) little project

I made this mini sock over the last two days using Carol Breitner's "Los Lobe Hose" pattern. The needles shown in the photo are also from her, size 0000. It actually was easy and fun to do, once I got used to the needles stabbing through my palms.'

I tried it with some leftover sock yarn because I am considering making a few quick little Christmas ornaments from them to attach to my handmade cards. (If those ever happen.) It was quick enough that I might go buy a skein of red Bernat sox yarn and give it a shot.

Wednesday, November 17

Hello again.

Not much to post lately. I have been knitting some, but they are gifts for people and I don't want to spoil any surprises! I'm sure you understand.

I wore a pair of my handknit socks to work a few days ago (the ones made from Regia Multieffect yarn) and really enjoyed them. After a half hour or so I forgot to 'walk carefully' so they didn't wear out and started to treat them like normal socks. But they were warm and comfy and made me happy all day long. All that from a sock! I need to get out more...

I think I am going to start a small project soon as a distraction from all the gift-knitting. I'll be sure and post a photo when I do. I am also considering making Christmas cards this year. And all sorts of other holiday crafts and baking I want to do. So there will be plenty to write about soon!

Tuesday, November 2

Hey You!

Yeah, you. In the U.S. Go Vote!

(I'm not going to get all political and tell you WHO to vote for... just don't be stupid.)

Monday, November 1

Secret Project Revealed

Dad's Birthday Socks

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash 100% wool
Needles: size 4 Bamboo dpns
Gauge: 7 sts/in
Pattern: Toe from Lucy Neatby's "Cool Socks Warm Feet"; heel from Judy Gibson's "You're putting Me On" socks. 2x2 ribbed cuff with m1 bind off.