Apparently the Hitchhiker scarf got its name from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a book that I may have read at some point but have no recollection of. And I certainly don't recall that, in the book, the number 42 is "Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." What's the … Continue reading The Answer to Everything
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
So I've got a bit of a sock dilemma. I made the leg of the first Lord Varys sock too short. The most likely reason is that I was sick of checking the pattern chart each round and wanted to get to the heel -- my favorite part of any sock. Don't misunderstand: I'm pleased … Continue reading Help Needed for Too-Short Sock
I admit to a not-so-gracious response when people tell me they don't have time to knit. "Really?" I think to myself. "You don't watch TV or sit in a vehicle or a waiting room or a chair at a friend's or your own house?" What I usually say is something like, "Oh, I'm always surprised … Continue reading Time for Knitting
No matter how cold, snowy, or long the winter, Spring always arrives eventually. And the glory of the season never fails to amaze and lift my spirits -- and, based on conversations with friends and chats with strangers on the street, I'm not the only one. Last Saturday, Patrick, Mom, and I drove to Castle … Continue reading Out and About
I'm not a convert to toe-up socks, but learning several new techniques -- and practicing my ripping out and reknitting skills -- made the Frasier Fir Socks worth the effort. The tree (or is it a branch?) detail along the leg is particularly charming. I may incorporate it into a hat some day -- or … Continue reading GoT Socks?
Like most knitters, I love to get new yarn. It can be downright thrilling. Can you relate? Being an introvert and one who thinks a lot about motivation and emotion -- mostly mine but also others' -- I have a theory about why new or stashed* yarn brings such delight. All things are possible with … Continue reading The Thrill of New Yarn