Disclaimer: The interwebs ate my post from this morning… eyeroll, so I’m having to do a re-post.  Gah! Apologies if you’ve read this stuff before and you’re looking at it again! Here’s Take 2… I finished something!  Say whaaat!! Yeah, it’s true!  The socks that were on my needles are done, done, done.  Let’s totally not dwell on the fact that I began them ermm… last December.  LOL!! These socks are for the hubster and I had him try them on after I… Read more »

A pair of Rainbow socks were one of the handmade gifts I made this Christmas.  A while ago, I bought a few skeins of Knit Picks Felici in all their cheery gorgeousness and instantly knew that my daughter would love a pair in the Rainbow colorway. She’s one of those souls who keeps up a constant stream of chatter, always flitting about on her toes doing twirls and giggling incessantly about everything.  She even giggles in her sleep and I definitely think she… Read more »

Revisiting a craft project over and over means that the aspects of design and creation of that project really appealed to the crafter. Of course, fellow creative types will know how strong the draw is to start something new. Fondly called Startitis 😉 With the power of social media, new patterns and craft materials are being showcased every day. The magnetic force towards “ooh shiny” is sometimes irresistible (who am I kidding, this happens far too often!) But what about those projects that you had so much… Read more »

After I finished my Stripe Study Shawl (still waiting on the sidelines to be blocked, ends woven in, photographed), I was hankering for a smaller project.  I’ve been hoarding this skein of sock yarn from Sweet Fiber Yarns and it was time to just knit something with it already! This spring-worthy colorway called Grapefruit had to become socks with a lace pattern.  I picked Cadence Socks, a free pattern from VeryBusyMonkey (Ravelry link).  Turned out to be the perfect pairing of colorway + pattern…. Read more »

The socks I was knitting for my son’s ginormous feet are done!  Happy dance!! He said that they fit perfectly and are super soft and hinted that he would like another pair.  Um… maybe after I knit a few sweaters first 😉 I knit these socks as a part of the knit-along hosted by Kelly of CelticCastOn.  There have been so many lovely finished pairs of Business Casuals that have been popping up on the knit-along thread.  This pattern was… Read more »

Suddenly, it’s the last day of February! I don’t have much crafting progress for show-and-tell since I’m sort of stuck with the dreaded SSS (second sock syndrome).  However, I’m determined to be monogamous with this project and see it through to completion.  The socks I’m talking about is this pair of Business Casuals. If you’ve been reading this blog for sometime, you will notice that I’m not much of a sock knitter.  That being said, when Kelly announced that she… Read more »

Everyone has a favorite month and mine happens to be February.  No, not because of Valentine’s Day but because February is my birthday month 🙂  Yeah, I get me some good spoiling every February.  Even though my birthday isn’t until later this month, I’ve already been treated to breakfast in bed, sparkly trinkets, cards tucked in my purse from the kids and maybe a love note or two from my guy ♥  I also think that there’s a secret getaway being… Read more »

Handmaiden Fine Yarn produces Camelspin — an most interesting combination of fibers that actually work well coupled together.  This yarn is 70% silk and 30% baby camel and is dyed in the most gorgeous colors.  A skein of this beautiful yarn in greens and greys had to be mine and I’m so glad that I used it to knit my other pair of Socktoberfest socks, Marlene. The yarn fuzzes up a bit as you knit but not in a gross pilly sort of way,… Read more »

Orange is usually associated with halloween, hippie, harvest or highway (you know the weather proof vests worn by highway workers, I salute them).  I never see orange-colored clothing at a trendy boutique or squished onto a rack at the local outlet store.  This color seems to have built quite a bad rep for itself.  But tone it down or mix it up and it turns from a fashion nay to a fashion yea.  Enter the cousins – pumpkin, peach, rust,amber.  I chose another close… Read more »

Today is the last day of October and the last day for Socktoberfest.  I started off this month saying that I was going to try to knit 3 pairs of socks and I actually cast on for all 3 on the first day of this month.  Two are done (yay!)  The third pair didn’t quite make the finish line and remain in a state of unravel.  Oh well, you win some you lose some. Knitting along with so many others made this… Read more »