A Change In The Weather

I looked out my window and got the shock of my life. I saw near white-out conditions, with winds whipping gusts of up to 50 miles per hour. All this instead of a little rain. That’s all it was earlier. Rain and 50 degrees (F). The last time the winter winds went haywire, my 9-foot […]

What Hath Project Runway Wrought?

I was perfectly positioned on my (once) cream colored work bench (leg propped up, two pillows behind my back), quietly knitting away with some nondescript TV background noise to keep the machine humming. During a channel change break, I somehow landed right in the middle of a mini-marathon of all the current season episodes of […]

Time Well Spent

If you were to measure it in dog years, it took 7 of them to make this pair of socks. Technically, I started them last July while laboring under the delusion that I could whip them out as a birthday present in August. Heh. Fast-forward one year and, this time, they’ll be right on time.


The Sock and The Earworm

One week after casting on the first Dream In Color Sleepwalker sock, I can happily report it is complete. Pardon the paddle foot:

(Modified “Sleepwalker” – instep)(Modified “Sleepwalker” – side view)

Once I’ve done the pair, I’ll detail all the modifications I made to this well-written pattern. For now, suffice it to say I really […]

Some Kind of Record?

I think it is for me at least. I have already turned the heel on my first Dream In Color Sleepwalker Sock. I just couldn’t put it down.

I’m making some mods as I go along which is absolutely no reflection on the pattern, by the way. I just wanted to see what this yarn […]

Batter Up!

Thank you, thank you for all the lovely compliments on the Mona socks! Now that the pressure of completing my Sockapalooza 4 contribution is off, I’ve decided to start a new pair – this time using Dream In Color (DIC) “Smooshy” sock yarn and a pattern designed specifically for DIC by an online acquaintance, Monica […]

FO: At Last!

Can you believe it? Who knew it would take this long to finish a pair of socks? I certainly didn’t. At last, my Sockapalooza 4 pal’s pair is all sewn up. I started these socks in early May and it took 3 weeks to finish Sock, the first. It took slightly less time for the […]

Proof Of Life

I realize my last few posts have clearly not be of knitted items. I even recall stating that, though I had begun Mona sock number two, it was unlikely that I would be posting a sock progress shot.

As you can see, I’ve had a change of heart – mostly because I feel the need […]

On To The Next One

Sockapalooza 4 UpdateIn an effort to avoid the dastardly and contagious Second Sock Syndrome, I’ve already cast on for Mona sock number two immediately after grafting the toe and weaving in the ends of numero uno, shown here:

I was initially concerned about the marriage of the (even subtly) variegated yarn with this pattern but […]

Weather Report

Today, look for occasional knitting following a 4-day dry spell. Expect continued spotty work to eventually give way to mostly sunny skies and finished objects over the next 10 days.

Frequency of repeats this afternoon should reach a high of around 2 to 3 rounds per hour, slowing to zero by nightfall. Stray knitting remains […]