Spent another weekend learning some new fiber skills! This one was a lot closer to home: The Dean and Bean Crank In. Long time readers know my mom is a sock knitter. Truly, that label is more accurate than just “knitter,” because 97% of the stuff she knits is socks. That’s what she’s always wanted […]Read More Dean and Bean Crank In
I sincerely feel like I’m crossing a virtual finish line. The time has come for my annual holiday hiatus! I’ve already made the family cranberry sauce and knit in front of the TV with the parade on. I started a pair of “Advent” socks I’m very excited for this year! My cousin came to stay […]Read More Thanksknitting 2021
Continuing on that mending kick: I do darn socks. I know plenty of knitters who will spend hours knitting socks, then once they wear holes (as all socks inevitably will), these knitters would rather throw away a good, handmade sock than mend it. For a while, I understood! The classic method of darning is a […]Read More Speedweve
This year, Worldwide Spin in Public Day snuck up on me. I normally don’t have to plan for it, ’cause I’m always spinning out at Faire. Of course, that wasn’t an option this year. I’m not too mad about that, though. It always felt like cheating a bit, since the spirit of the holiday is […]Read More Adventures NOT at the Ren Fest: Third Weekend
NothingButKnit has posted another quiz, and this time it’s hand-knit socks! Do you knit/crochet socks? I absolutely do. They’re great tv and on-the-go crafting. I have crocheted socks before, but I prefer to knit them, now. If yes, how long have you been making them? I crocheted my first pair for Mom for Christmas… 2011? […]Read More On Hand-Knit Socks
Earlier this year, my mom and I went to a spinning retreat in town, and one of the techniques covered was fractal spinning. The braid I received for the project was green, white, and orangey-gold, which made me think of the Irish flag. My parents were planning a trip to Ireland for their 30th wedding […]Read More Socks for Ireland
You all know my friend Kristin, right? She guest-wrote on my blog a little while back. She also got her first pattern on Ravelry earlier this year! It’s a fun, toe-up sock pattern where you hold a traditional sock yarn and lofty mohair together to make FUZZY SOCKS! How genius is that! So, of course, […]Read More Fuzzy Socks Knit-Along!
I didn’t post on Tuesday because I was in Disneyland! Just a short trip to spend some time with some Disney friends. The one thing you can always count on in Disney is lines, lots of long lines. Phones today are super helpful with that, but batteries can only last so long. I always make […]Read More Line Knitting