This Month’s Socks

Despite the title of this post, I'm not aiming for the Sock of the Month club. But regular readers know that I've just about always got a sock on my needles. I started my latest pair -- the first of 2020 -- on January 2 while on the first leg of the return from our … Continue reading This Month’s Socks

WIP Wednesday: Socks x 2

Not a pair of socks. Two first socks. You may ask why. I can only reply, why not?! Before heading to Mom's one recent day, I grabbed a ball of sock yarn from my stash and four appropriately-sized DPNs. This is Patons Kroy sock yarn, and I'm making one of my basic top-down socks -- … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Socks x 2

Yoga Socks Off the Needles

These little non-sock socks really shouldn't have taken as long to knit as they did, but there you go. Sometimes life (and knitting) is like that. The yoga socks are off the needles and into the sink for a bath before blocking (really, just drying). https://www.instagram.com/p/BjrvPj8nBwo/  

Fiddly Sticks

I'm a big fan and regular user of double-pointed needles (DPNs), especially for socks because then I don't need stitch markers, but I completely understand how daunting they can appear to knitters and non-knitters alike. "Fiddly" is the word I use when explaining DPN use to my knitting students. To be sure I'm using it … Continue reading Fiddly Sticks

One Down, One to Go

Now that I've got a sock project on my needles, I realize how much I enjoy knitting them. It took me ages to make my first pair -- not to actually make them but to tackle the project. Looking back, I realize that all the features of socks that I loved in that first pair … Continue reading One Down, One to Go

New Socks for the New Year

I've cast on my first project of 2017 -- good old reliable socks. These are in a blue and silver gray colorway, Beyond the Wall, of Felici Sock Yarn. https://www.instagram.com/p/BO2reBUgWRy To be completely candid (and why not be completely candid?), I cast on the first sock in late December but discovered after a few inches … Continue reading New Socks for the New Year

The Thrill of a First Sock

There's something very special about knitting a sock. It's a simple piece of clothing that's not particularly visible and endures a lot of wear and (eventually) tear. But the structural components of a sock make it a wonderful challenge even for a beginning knitter. The different¬†parts to a sock provide learning opportunities, a multitude of … Continue reading The Thrill of a First Sock

Back to Class

I'm so pleased to be teaching again! For the past two Wednesday mornings, a group of 8 intrepid women has gathered around the table and dived into knitting. ¬†The two hours fly by -- at least, for me. Most of the students have knit before -- some many years ago, some intermittently, some just starting. … Continue reading Back to Class