Tag Archives: socks

New Year, New Projects

So 2016 was not only the year of an horrendous election it was the year I knitted every person in my family something for Christmas. Most of the last months of the year I was on a tear to get … Continue reading

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Horse Show Knitting

My daughter started riding at age 8. It was adorable. Now that she’s 20, it has taken on a more serious turn. Since high school she has competed in IEA and IHSA Horse show competitions. We have a wall full … Continue reading

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Traveling Knits: Part Two

It turns out I will be gone from home for a month. I have actually planned this trip ages ago but the time has just come up and now I must take the whole thing seriously. I actually leave tomorrow … Continue reading

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The Rule of Three

In some art class a long time ago I learned that the eye prefers to group things in three. I have been setting out three candles, three objects d’art, three decorative pillows, and grouping food on plates in threes my … Continue reading

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Boat Socks

It took me nearly a month to finish but the deed is done and my first pair of socks are complete. But why “Boat Socks”? I suppose it’s because we got a boat  (a sweet little 18.5 ft Seaswirl center … Continue reading

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One Sock Down

Admittedly I probabably should have chosen an easier pattern for my first full fledged sock but here I am, done with the first Smocked Guernsey Sock. I’ve learned a few things along the way and hopefully the second sock will … Continue reading

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Sock it to me

This is the story of a little sock that keeps growing. I know, I know, it takes me a lot longer than most to get a project done. But to be fair, I am in the process of restoring my … Continue reading

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Serious Sock Journey

Now that the little practice socks are finished and I feel I have the hang of sock making, I’m ready to start a pair of “real” socks. At my local yarn shop, The Yarn Basket, I was not the only … Continue reading

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One Down, One to Go

They say the hardest part of knitting socks is doing the second one. Let’s just say that to actually have finished one sock is amazing, even if it’s not exactly like the nice neat one in the pattern picture. But … Continue reading

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Starting Socks

Okay, I’ve seen your site, I’ve heard your joy and now I’m joining the “Sock Movement”. I have, however elected to start with a tiny pair of socks for my daughter’s tiny child. Actually I’ll be happy if they turn … Continue reading

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