Monthly Archives: May 2012

His & Hers & His

(Frankensocks, a scrap yarn pair of socks for him. 3X1 ribbing on instep and legs.) (Striped Supersockes for me. Plain stockinette.) (Swamp Socks, another scrap yarn pair but for a different him. Also with the 3X1 ribbing on instep and … Continue reading

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Swamp Socks

Fresh on the heels (!) of the Frankensocks, I’ve got another pair of scrap-yarn socks lined up: this time, in mostly-solid dark greens and just a bit of brown. (I changed my mind about the blue/green self-striping yarn for now.) … Continue reading

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Long weekend

We spent Memorial Day Weekend out-of-town, soaking up some serious nature and leisure time. There were ants, bats, and birds galore! With a complete lack of TV and only sporadic cell coverage, the main activity was to do whatever you … Continue reading

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Gusset action

gus·set noun \ˈgə-sət\ 1 : a usually diamond-shaped or triangular insert in a seam (as of a sleeve, pocketbook, or shoe upper) to provide expansion or reinforcement In the case of a sock, the gusset serves to allow extra room … Continue reading

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Droppin’ it to Dropbox

I’m sure many of you already know about this, but I ran across this really cool program a few weeks ago and just have to tell you about it because I am loving it. Here’s the thing: I’m a knitter. … Continue reading

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Multicolored

I cast on a pair of socks for June (I’m doing a pair a month this year, and am a little ahead) – this pair is a frankensock kind of thing; I’m using scraps in several colors. The yarns so … Continue reading

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Baby girl

Yesterday was my daughter’s birthday – sixteen years old! That is so difficult to comprehend. She is turning into such a beautiful, wonderful, funny young adult and I’m very proud of her, but I still see her as a little … Continue reading

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Smooties and socks

Rather embarassingly, I allowed myself to be cajoled into entering an office weight loss challenge. We have three months and the goal is simply to lose the highest percentage of starting weight (which was frightening); there’s a twenty dollar buy-in … Continue reading

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Why, yes!

I did finish those bright yellow ankle socks! Thanks for asking. Sadly, they ended up a half-size too small for me – which means that since I am morally opposed to ripping out a project that does not have a … Continue reading

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Crochet washcloth “pattern”

Super duper simple cotton washcloth: With size H crochet hook, chain 39 (not too tight). Single crochet in second chain from hook and across to end (38 stitches). Chain 1, turn, single crochet across. Repeat until square (I found this … Continue reading

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