Every year, I make doc socks for Valentines. I’m not big on the holiday–I prefer gifting everyone I love small hand makes (cookies, cards, socks, hats); it’s not about romance for me, it’s about giving and being sweet on everyone you care about. That’s how it always was in my family; my mum cooked aContinue reading “f.o.: doc’s vday socks.”
These were socks I knot for the doc for his Christmas gift. Readers of the blog know how much he loves hand knit socks and I have to churn out a few pairs a year to add to his collection. These are a simple after-thought heel sock knit using Nomadic Yarns self-striping sock yarn inContinue reading “f.o.: the doc’s new striped socks.”
The first of these socks lingered on the needles for nearly a month. When I finally finished the first, the second came swiftly and had me thinking: I really should learn to knit two at a time using magic loop. These were knit up using less than one skein of Three Irish Girls sock inContinue reading “f.o. | lime socks.”
Sean’s 34th birthday socks, knit up with a simple after thought heel in Quaere Fibre self-striping sock yarn in the Snips and Snails colorway. You can bet I went and bought another skein of this gorgeous yarn in a different colorway immediately. Here are my project notes. More of my hand knit socks here.
The doc loves my hand knit socks. He wears them almost religiously, until its swamp summer climates. And every holiday, birthday, celebration, or just because, I make him a pair. He’s amassed quite the collection. A lot of them have been phased out of wear because I won’t darn holes in socks. That’s the wearContinue reading “f.o. | birthday stripes.”
It’s getting luxurious around here. I decided to knit Sean these Purl Bee boot socks for Valentine’s Day this year, mostly because they knit up so quickly in worsted weight yarn. I actually didn’t think they’d feel as light and airy as the finished project does–and they are, dare I say it, a foot’s dream,Continue reading “tosh | boot socks.”
Finally, this weather makes me feel inclined to knitting. While a hat was what brought me back in the game after a summer hiatus (pictures forthcoming), it’s these neon socks that are solidifying my dance, again, with my favorite fiber craft. Yet another pair of after-thought heel socks for the doc, who appreciates and wearsContinue reading “neon.”
Last night, I noticed the doc wearing the very first pair of socks I ever knit for him–back in 2012. It was a small moment that reminded me my hand knits are appreciated. They are also a nice window into my knitting proclivities of the time–what fibers did I like? What colors? During this time,Continue reading “old.”
I really do love the final result of these socks made for Sean in the ever-loving but always sought after Knit Picks Felici self striping sock, which only comes around every so often. These simple after-thought heel socks are Sean’s favorite because I’ve really got the formula down for what fits his feet, and nowContinue reading “pink.”
My guy Sean loves hand knitted socks. He wears them all the time, even in the death of Phoenix’s desert heat. And so, for most of his birthdays and for various surprise gifts, I knit him socks. After thought heels fit him well, and usually he likes to take some risks with sock color. He’sContinue reading “birthday socks.”
My nights these days are filled with pleasure reads, decorating magazines, and small gifts for my guy’s upcoming birthday. He is the only person I know that can confidently walk into 32 years old wearing pink striped socks.
Remember when I mentioned I shockingly won a brilliant skein of Kettle Yarn Co. Twist Jumbo in a shocking pink as part of Pom Pom Magazine’s amazing #valentoes competition? Yesterday, I was feeling kind of rough. And when I got home from work, an amazing little surprise was on my front stoop. Thanks so muchContinue reading “gifts.”