Firebird WIP

I’m making slow progress on my Firebird socks. As a reminder, this pattern is from the book The Enchanted Sole by Janel Laidman. It’s gorgeous and very intimidating. I’m still on the leg of the first sock, and I’ve been working on it for two weeks! First things first: I gave up on using the…

Read More

November WIP

I have a nemesis. It’s this sweater. It’s a pattern by Kim Hargreaves called “Calm”. I’m, sadly, not calm when it comes to this project! I’m extremely annoyed. Years ago, this was supposed to be the first piece of clothing I’d knit. I bought white mohair yarn, got to knitting, then gave up because turns…

Read More

44 patches!

I haven’t written about my sock yarn blanket in years, even though I’ve steadily added to it. I started the blanket (pattern here) in 2012 in order to use up my leftover sock yarn. Here‘s my first post about it. Above is one of the pictures I took when writing for the second time about…

Read More

Cookie A’s Kai-Mei Socks

When I reviewed Cookie A’s book Sock Innovation, I mentioned that I’d like to knit the Kai-Mei socks one day because I loved the unique design. Since then, I couldn’t get it out of my head. Consequently, I asked Phil to bring me a skein of sock yarn from the yarn store near his work…

Read More

Crafting books: Socks, the 2000s, and my favourite knitting books ever!

There’s an abundance of free knitting patterns out there, of which I regularly make use of myself. It’s great if you don’t have much extra money to spend on your hobby, where even the cost of the material can be rather expensive. However, I like supporting designers whose work I love too. Plus, I love…

Read More

This year in crafting

I haven’t done a lot of knitting and sewing in 2018. This was mostly because we’d just moved into our apartment together. We spent a lot of time furnishing our apartment and figuring out our life in a two person and one cat household. I had health problems limiting my ability to do many things…

Read More

Taylor’s Toe-Up Socks (Pt. 5 and 6)

I’ve got to admit that I’m usually one of those people who start on Christmas gifts at the very last minute. But not this year! I’ve already bought the majority of presents, and I’m finished with the first half of the handmade ones. As mentioned, I made them a couple of times over the last…

Read More

Christmas knitting and sewing

From left to right, my Christmas/birthday knitting projects for 2012: Who? hat – Astronomer hat – Trixie shawl – Parabola hat – Hannover socks – Man Thing hat – Last minute handwarmers – Febuary Lady socks – Sheep heid – All Day Beret – Rose Potholders I used to knit so much for Christmas (plus…

Read More