Still time to knit some socks

Here’s a wee hint: if you’re trying to get more socks finished for the Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza Knitted Wit & I are hosting, but have just glanced at the calendar and realized time is running shorter than you thought it was, check out Winter Weekends. DK, ankle-length socks equals fast and furious sock knitting. You can surely finish another …

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#socksonvacay so far…

I’ve completed five pairs of socks so far for the Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza Lorajean from Knitted Wit and I have been hosting. It’s so much fun, and there’s no end in sight, particularly for my obsession with my Stumptown Sock pattern. It’s so funny, because when I published this pattern in 2015 I was madly in love with it, …

Blocking a crescent-shaped shawl

My latest release, the Punch Bowl Shawl (the first release in Year Two of the League of Busy B’s) is a crescent-shaped shawl, created by working increases on the outer edge of the shawl only. This can pose a bit of a problem, blocking-wise, and, since I’ve had some queries, I thought I’d do a quick-and-dirty how-to-block post, with the …

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Punch Bowl Shawl makes me happy

There is this feeling I get when pieces of a pattern/project click together in the most delightful way. It doesn’t happen all of the time, which means when it does, I feel like whistling my merry way through every stitch. That exact feeling happened with this pattern, the first League of Busy B’s Year Two pattern, the Punch Bowl Shawl. …

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League of Busy B’s YEAR TWO!!!

I’m super excited about Year Two of the League of Busy B’s. It’s a pattern-and-social club, with fun, friends, fiber, and fabulous patterns that are the kind you can work on while life is happening. Or while you’re wrestling with life. Or doing life. Or trying to avoid life. Whatever your relationship with the things that life is throwing at …

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Summertime Sock Knitting Extravaganza

Lorajean from Knitted Wit and I were plotting, as we do, and we were wondering what kind of knitting thing we should get into this summer. You’ll never guess what popped into our heads (yes, you will). SOCKS! It’s definitely my go-to summer (or any time, really) on-the-go project. It’s small, it’s portable, it’s infinitely customizable, I can’t even count how …

April socks bring warm tootsies

My sock obsession knows no end. You would think that by this point in time, I’d have enough socks. I seriously do have hand-knit socks to last an actual lifetime, but the problem is this: people keep making the most amazing sock yarns, and I have oodles of 2.25mm 32″ circular needles. So, the sock obsession continues, I cleaned out …

Slay Me photoshoot

Stefan and I headed out to the graveyard (hey, you take your dates where you can with small kiddos in the house) to take some photos of Slay Me. He even carved me a fabulous stake (what a romantic!). Slay Me is one of those projects that’s just as enjoyable to knit as it is to wear. The rate of …

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One lone pair

That’s all I completed in March, after a whopping five pairs in February. Oh, well, it all comes out in the wash, I guess. My one lone pair is a pair of Otherwise Engaged (otherwise known as my new favorite sock pattern). In a one-of-a-kind-but-closely-related-to-Monet’s-Garden skein of Knitted Wit Victory Sock, these have already been firmly engulfed in my wearing …

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Slay Me KAL

20 years. “In every generation there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She is the slayer.” -Joss Whedon Buffy the Vampire Slayer turns 20 this year, and Tina from Blue Moon Fiber Arts and I decided to celebrate by doing what we do best: she designed a bunch of Buffy-themed …

Sock FOs: February

Here’s the first installment in a series I’m calling “How many socks did I knit THIS month?” Socks are eligible if they meet the following requirements: 1. Are a full pair. 2. Are finished in the month included. (This means that the first sock could have been finished MONTHS previous). In February, I finished a whopping 5 pairs of socks! …

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Craftivism is good

Here’s the story… Late in the fall, after the election was over, I struggled with how best to honor my beliefs within my very own micro-business. I decided to raise some money for the ACLU and Planned Parenthood with the sale of the Wine Country Shawlette. It was well-received. I lost some followers because of it, sure, but I also …