student KAL, 10.8

One of my students and I are doing the Through the Loops Mystery Sock KAL together for Socktoberfest. AB is using a variegated fingering from Knit Picks, and I’m using a solid navy fingering unlabeled I had laying in my stash–this will hopefully show AB how yarn selection changes the look, feel, and mood ofContinue reading “student KAL, 10.8”

gifted, 10.1

A very happy student of mine–who I gifted her first hanks ever–showing off this beautiful new yarn she’s a proud owner of! Ususally nicer yarns are sold bundled this way–so I bought her some fingering weight, handpainted yarn in a variegated blue colorway. She might use it for the Through the Loops Mystery Sock 2010Continue reading “gifted, 10.1”

Sock on the mantle? Meh! Try the feet.

Wow, who would have thought I’d be knitting so many socks this winter, since generally speaking, up to this point, I’ve actually taken little to no pleasure in the creation of these toasty feet wonders. And now, I may say, I’m a semi-convert. I won’t go out on a limb and declare myself full-blown sockContinue reading “Sock on the mantle? Meh! Try the feet.”

Success in fake socktoberfest!

I finally finished both socks! Over the holiday, I got some serious knitting done (after finally completing all things baby I had to do for a baby shower that has since come and gone) and one thing I dedicated much of my time to was getting things off the needles before casting on others. AndContinue reading “Success in fake socktoberfest!”

Yep, it’s Socktoberfest in November.

Finally! I finished one of the socks I cast on, what, within two weeks of original start date? What is wrong with this picture?! Anyways, they are perfect. Whilst they look quite big in this photo, a measurement of sorts indicates that they will be the most fitting slouchy sock for a woolie fanatic. AndContinue reading “Yep, it’s Socktoberfest in November.”

Socktoberfest? So long as I have a pint of some Oktoberfest along for the ride.

So remember how I mentioned the other day that November may become my very own Socktoberfest? Welp, I think that is a possibility because I’ve cast on yet another pair of self-striping socks, done up in a simple 1/2-inch rib and the standard stockinette stitch. Because I had issues with the first pair seemingly tooContinue reading “Socktoberfest? So long as I have a pint of some Oktoberfest along for the ride.”