Somebody is pretty happy with her new pair of socks! I finished them this weekend, and she's already worn them around the house and gotten them completely embedded with cat hair. (This says more about our poor housekeeping skills than anything else, really - goodness, our floors are gross!) To her chagrin, they lack the… Continue reading things i make for maddy: socks!
Think On Your Feet Socks, now available
So, after deciding it made more sense to just obsessively check my math and directions than to knit the second sock and do the obsessive math-checking, it didn't take all that long to get the pattern ready to go. So, here it is: If you click on the image, you'll be taken to the pattern… Continue reading Think On Your Feet Socks, now available
sock #1, done.
Today, instead of doing the work I really ought to be doing, I sat at my computer and watched the latest episode of Glee on Hulu, and finished the first of the neuron knee highs: In case you were wondering, it's rather difficult to take a picture of your own leg in which everything is… Continue reading sock #1, done.
Well, once again it has been awhile since I've posted. I'm now through the end-of-semester craziness, and as of Friday, have completed all of the requirements for my graduate program besides, well, actually putting together a dissertation and defending it. Which is sort of the most important part, but hey, progress is progress, even if… Continue reading progress.
Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my last post! This is a rare mid-week post from me, I know, but I just did not want to wait until the weekend to share the newest thing I've cast on for. Basically, I ignored all y'all's suggestions, and cast-on for something that wasn't even on… Continue reading stripes!
another week, another FO
Not a sweater, this time, though. Remember how I used to knit socks? Well, I finally finished a pair: Pattern: A hybrid of what I remembered from the "Giotto" cuff pattern, and the Yarn Harlot's "Basic Sock Recipe" Yarn: Fly Designs Lace Wing Sock, in "Petrol". Way less than one skein. Needles: Size 1 Knitpicks… Continue reading another week, another FO
What better way to both close out Project Spectrum (I almost typed "Project Runway", because that's what I'm watching on TV right now!), and welcome Socktoberfest, than with this: A sock! Namely, the sock I started while I was in Ohio, with WATER-themed yarn, for Project Spectrum. I've been knitting on it at my office,… Continue reading a sock!
I made it home in one rather bedraggled piece a couple of days ago, and found some new roses had bloomed for me. Isn't that one lovely? Thanks to the disaster that was my return trip (which I feel sort of horrible for complaining about, since the whole reason it was a disaster was because… Continue reading back home
for real, this time
Does this look familiar? Y'all might remember how I was going to finish my Golden Dragon socks during the phase of Project Spectrum that included "metallics" last year. And yet, here we are, many months later..."metallics" have rolled around again, and those socks are still in the exact same state as they were: But this… Continue reading for real, this time
What I did on my Winter Vacation
Not a whole lot. But what I did do, knitting-wise, was very enjoyable (the 17+ hours on a train each way, not so much!). First, we have my progress on the Chevalier Mittens: I'm almost to my finger tips. The pattern has been very enjoyable, and I love the way those angled cables look. And… Continue reading What I did on my Winter Vacation
I have been so spoiled!
I've got a post in the works on my Bohus Yoke progress, but that will have to wait a little while, thanks to a certain something that came in the mail as I was taking pictures of the sweater. So, remember that Tabi sock that I knit for a friend, and sent away with extra… Continue reading I have been so spoiled!
We got our first snow last night. Just a light dusting, and it's all melted now and I didn't get a picture, but I'm afraid all our late-blooming roses are looking much worse for the wear. At least I took plenty of pictures of them to use as blog-fodder before the weather decided to take… Continue reading first snow
Tabi Sock is done!
Pattern: Tabi Sock (left foot), from Véronik Avery's new book, "Knitting Classic Style" Yarn: KnitPicks Essential, in Pumpkin Needles: size 2 Clover bamboo dpns On Monday night, I finished the Tabi Sock for my pal. I waited until yesterday morning to take pictures, hoping to get a bit of sunlight, but my plans were ruined… Continue reading Tabi Sock is done!
into the light
I braved daylight for a bit, just so that I could bring pictures to y'all, my dear readers. No, I haven't become a vampire (though that would be quite seasonally appropriate, no?), but rather am nursing a migraine. At this point I think the "worst" is over (if you're a fellow migraine sufferer, I'm sure… Continue reading into the light
Sunday Sock Update
Still flailing madly, trying to keep up with all my work alongside illness, but I thought I'd make a little post to show off my whopping sock progress (ahem, that would be sarcasm, as will become obvious once y'all see what I've actually accomplished). What you see above is my progress on the Tabi sock,… Continue reading Sunday Sock Update