I finished these up over the weekend as promised. I love the way these turned out, the gradient is gorgeous and works well with the pattern. My only real complaint is that I have small feet so there was a whole other color change that I didn't even get to! This sock club continues for... Continue Reading →
Welty Socks progress (5)
These socks are finally nearing the finish line. If you look closely you can see I've just changed over to the contrast color for the toe. Hopefully I can get these done tomorrow. That gives me a little bit of time to try to finish my One Skein Wonder before the end of the month.... Continue Reading →
Late Summer Garden Update
There's some good and some bad to share. First the good. My tomato plants are thriving and producing tons of adorable baby tomatoes. Even better, the weather has cooled off enough that they are actually starting to ripen on the vine. I'm so eager to finally try them! The plants are now so big that... Continue Reading →
Welty Socks progress (4)
More sock progress today after all the excitement of my squid blanket yesterday. I'm really hoping to get these done before the end of the month so they can count for a KAL I'm participating in. I also want to get them done before the next box of sock club yarn arrives! Even though I... Continue Reading →
Vampire Squid Blanket Pattern
I’m an Oceanographer, and although I don’t study squid, I do love them very much. The vampire squid (Vampyroteuthis infernalis) is one of my favorite sea creatures. Maybe it says something about me, but when I saw people making mermaid tail blankets, my first thought was "I want that, but as a weird deep sea... Continue Reading →
Vampire Squid “Mermaid Blanket” Finished!!!
Ok folks, this is hands down the most insane thing I have ever created. You've heard me talk about my "red blanket of doom", but I didn't post many photos of it. The truth is I was keeping it a secret until it was finished because the idea is so ridiculous and I wasn't sure... Continue Reading →
Welty Socks progress (3)
I had a good amount of time to get knitting done over the weekend. The heels have been turned and I'm partway through the gusset. I decided to try knitting the heel flaps without breaking the main color yarn, which mean a bit of detangling. I finally broke down and used backwards knitting for the... Continue Reading →
Welty Socks progress (2)
This pattern is quite fun. There's not a lot to it but it is keeping me engaged enough to keep pushing forward. I'm looking forward to spending a lot of quality time with these socks over the weekend and seeing how far I can get.
One Skein Wonder progress (11)
This project has become my default TV knitting. It has grown quite huge, over 60" long and 20" at its widest. Every time I'm about to start another repeat I find myself asking "should I stop here?". There's plenty of yarn left to keep going, but the shawl is certainly big enough. A quick glance... Continue Reading →
Welty Socks progress
I can't believe I've made 10 pairs of socks before I made one with a contrasting cuff. It's not difficult at all, the only annoyance is having a few extra ends to weave in. I definitely like the look of it. This pattern (Welty Socks, Ravelry link) is very easy, but just interesting enough that... Continue Reading →
Welty Socks started
The reason I was suddenly in a hurry to finish my Stormy Day socks was the arrival of my July Blue Brick sock club yarn. It is a nice little kit that includes two 40g gradient skeins and one 40g coordinating solid, plus some other goodies. Based on my foot size and prior socks I'm... Continue Reading →
Stormy Day Socks finished!
I told you I'd be posting these today! I actually finished them on Friday night. There was no way I could just leave them on the needles when all they needed was grafting. I'm definitely getting much better at kitchener stitch, and much more willing to graft loosely and then go back afterwards and tighten... Continue Reading →