The Magic Loop that is! This method of knitting in the round has quickly become my favorite method for knitting small items, especially socks. Why? After I got the hang of this method, those pesky ladders disappeared! I maintain tension in the yarn much better with this method than with Double Pointed Needles (DPNs). The result,… Continue reading Do You Believe In Magic?
My two kiddos are headed off to college, a bittersweet time for this soon to be empty-nester-mom. So proud of all that they have done and all of their accomplishments. They are both such wonderful young people who are kind and caring. I'm so happy for them but I'm going to miss them dearly. So,… Continue reading Bittersweet Symphony
Memorial Day Flash Sale!!!
I'm having a 50% off sale on all of my patterns that are available for sale on Ravelry today through Memorial Day, Monday May 25, 2015. NO COUPON CODE NEEDED!!!Enjoy! Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all who have served our country!!!
Making It Right
As I was knitting this sock today (and making a lot of progress), I noticed that one stitch had slipped. This probably happened when I put my knitting down; I'm using the Magic Loop Method with a 32 inch long circular needle and, occasionally, I don't slip the stitches back far enough when I stop.… Continue reading Making It Right
Sockupied, Part One
I will be the first to admit...I love sock yarn! Currently, I'm addicted to all the pretty yarn that the indie dyers post on Instagram! And I love casting on a new pair of socks! A quick look around the house and I found all of these socks in various stages of completion: Here's a… Continue reading Sockupied, Part One
Lately, I just want to knit all the things! Currently on my needles are - Socks #1 Stripe Socks - I'm knitting these...again! I've already knit socks in this popular Paton's Kroy Sockyarn colorway two times (for my husband and son); this pair is for me! I'm trying Magic Loop for the first time. Overall,… Continue reading Juggling Act
I love knitting simple socks with fun yarns. I finally finished a few pairs of socks over the holidays that have been in my project bag for a while. (I have a tendency to knit plain socks when I just want to knit with pretty yarns. I can usually find at least 2 pairs in… Continue reading Finally Finished!
Knitty Confessions #5
I only recently discovered the Long-Tail Cast-On and I really enjoy this method of casting on. You can find a great teaching video and instructions here. When I cast on for socks, I like to put all the stitches on one needle. I think that keeps the stitches more even. Then, I divide the stitches… Continue reading Knitty Confessions #5
Knitty Confessions – #2
Seconds ago, I was making progress on the toe of the sock that I am knitting and then, I got to a part of the yarn that, for lack of a better term, I will call "fragile". You know what I mean, it's a little frayed. Even with the best of yarns, if you knit… Continue reading Knitty Confessions – #2
WIP Progress – Socks!
I started these socks, or rather this sock as there is still only one, a while ago. I'm using my own hand dyed yarn for the first time and MadelineTosh sock yarn in Edison Bulb ( I really heart this colorway). Since my own yarn is OOAK and the skein is only about 400 yards,… Continue reading WIP Progress – Socks!