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[8 Feb 2012 | 5 Comments | 20,476 views]
undercut legwarmers pattern

It’s no secret that I’m usually about 97 million degrees warmer than everybody else and I’m constantly complaining that it’s too hot wherever I am. (How I lasted in Texas for so long, I’ll never know.) So it’s no surprise that in the winter, I can often be found in a pair of mary janes without any socks. I wish I could be one of those people who can wear handknit socks, but I’m just not.

The trouble with Mary Janes in the winter is that my feet do get a little cold. A stiff breeze will go straight up my pantleg and hoooooo, doggie. Brrrrr.

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[10 Mar 2010 | 3 Comments | 3,759 views]
reviving socks

I admit it, knitting socks isn’t my favourite thing. Oh sure, I always have one in my purse in progress, but I don’t usually get startitis for socks the way I do for sweaters. The sock WIP in my bag right now has been in progress for over a year. Yikes. Enter the genius of Elinor.
See, Elinor cranked out a whack of socks every year. Upwards of a dozen sometimes. I’ll pause and let that sink in. A dozen socks. A pair a month. 24 socks in a year. She …

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[14 Apr 2009 | 9 Comments | 2,415 views]

February marked 200 years since Edgar Allen Poe's birth. Seemed fitting to knit the Lenore socks in the Lenore Socks that Rock colourway, right?

I cast on just after Poe's birthday and finished the first sock two weeks later. The other is still mid-cuff, but it's in my purse and gets picked up from time to time.

With a few knitterly gatherings coming up on the schedule, I'm sure I'll get the second sock knocked out by say, oh, next February.

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[24 Dec 2008 | 20 Comments | 2,651 views]

I finally finished those Noro striped socks that I started way back in July. JULY! I can't believe it took me 6 months to knit a simple pair of stockinette socks. I can unequivocally say that sock knitting is not my passion. I like sock knitting, but mostly because it's small, will fit in my purse and because I knit on DPNs, has an air of complication and danger when knit in public. 
It's almost Christmas Eve, so I'll make this quick and all about the photos. As always, the …

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[5 Aug 2008 | 25 Comments | 2,594 views]

I’ve finished the first Noro Striped Sock. It really isn’t that momentous until I consider that I haven’t finished a sock since last September. By the time the second is off the needles, it will have been a year. A year! I’ve started a few socks over the months, but none have them were working for me. Every single one, riiiiip.

After the last post someone asked how I was alternating between the two ends of the skein. All I’m doing is carrying the yarn up when it’s time to switch …

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[9 Jul 2008 | 28 Comments | 2,420 views]

It feels like forever since I’ve posted about knitting. After ripping out and reknitting the first sleeve cuff for Tangled Yoke three times (yes! Three! I don’t want to face up to what may be a greater gauge issue) I just haven’t been super motivated to knit. It’s hot, it’s summer and I haven’t been really excited to cast on for anything.
Then last week while knitting with the girls, Cheryl was working on a Noro sock. She’s using two skeins of Noro Sock yarn and holy smokes did it ever …

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[20 Sep 2007 | 6 Comments | 2,197 views]

The only Christmas knitting that I’m going to do this year is finished. One pair of socks for the father in law. The pressure to really crank out a lot of handknits (albeit self-imposed) is a bit much, so I’m officially putting myself on an every-other-year schedule. Sorry family, no knits for you.
Pattern: 6 x 2 rib with the Yarn Harlot’s basic sock recipe from Knitting RulesYarn: Indigo Moon fingering weight, bought at Three Bags Full in Vancouver.Needles: Size 2 US (3.0mm) KnitPicks DPNsStarted: August 10th, 2007Finished: September 17th, …

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[13 Sep 2007 | 13 Comments | 2,434 views]

On the last few trips some of the only knitting I’ve done has been in airports and on the plane. I haven’t made a heap of progress on anything and it’s starting to get to me. I have The Husband’s next sweater all planned out but I think it will have to wait until we get home from this weekend’s trip to Boston. (I know, I know!) In the meantime I’ll put the push on to finish this latest pair of socks. The Indigo Moon I picked up in Vancouver …

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[19 Aug 2007 | 32 Comments | 2,281 views]

Pattern: Mona Schmidt’s Embossed Leaves Socks from Favorite Socks Yarn: Koigu KPPPMNeedles: Size 1.5 US (2.5mm) KnitPicks DPNsStarted: April 4th, 2007Finished: August 18th, 2007Final Verdict: Sorta meh. The cast-on used in the pattern is weird and non-stretchy and created a wobbly ridge that irks me. After you turn the heel you’re supposed to break the yarn and start knitting one needle back and that seemed goofy to me too. Why create another end to weave in if you don’t have to? I did it on one sock to determine if …

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[15 May 2007 | 26 Comments | 2,662 views]

I’m generally strict with myself when it comes to sock projects. I know that I would readily fall victim to Second Sock Syndrome if I didn’t limit myself to one pair on the needles a time (although that doesn’t explain why I have 4 pairs of size one needles.) I cast on for the first Embossed Leaves (from Favorite Socks) on April 4th and finished it two weeks later. The second sock? It took me three weeks to finish just the twisted rib cuff.
Fearing that it might languish in the …