I learned so much knitting Honey and Clover, by Natalia Vasilieva for round 5 of Sock Madness this year. One of the first things I learned is that I am just not destined to be good at these twisted cuffs. I was cautious. I ticked off stuff with a pen. I read the directions carefully. And… Continue reading Mosaic Madness
Sunday morning. Email arrives. New pattern! Yay! Take a closer look…it’s by someone I “know” from one of my Ravelry groups!!! How exciting! Yep, this round’s pattern was by the lovely Elisabeth White, who made us the incredible Symphony Socks to knit! After recovering from the surprise and delight, I got down to some knitting… Continue reading Musical Madness
I’ve been really lucky in getting Sock Madness socks to fit my crazy feet – all 6 of the ones I made for SM10 were good to go, and so far so good this year…until I got to Lambs and Bunnies and Chickens, Oh My! by Ros Clarke. And fit was just one of the problems… Continue reading A Farm of Madness
Oh gosh, I’m behind on my blogging! Which is funny, because I was soooo speedy on my knitting this round! I set a new personal best. I was kind of in shock the whole way through at how fast these socks were falling off my needles, and I just couldn’t stop. I got extremely lucky… Continue reading Madly Mod!
So the first competitive round of Sock Madness 11 is just about done! We knit Dropping Madness, a lovely pattern by Maria Ekblad. It featured some really nifty stuff, including a lovely dropped stitch pattern (yep, you just let that stitch go, it’ll be there for you when you come back to it) and a… Continue reading Madly Dropping Socks
I have finished the qualifier for Sock Madness 11. It’s all happening again! Yowza! This year’s qualifying sock is called Twisted Madness (by Gina Meyer), and that name was chosen with good reason. Some folks were running estimates, there are over 4500 twisted stitches in a pair of these socks (and I knit the large, of… Continue reading A long and twisting road to Madness
For Valentine’s Day, we Sock Madness folks got the lovely gift of a new pattern to keep us busy for the next few days! (some of us, more days than others!) Huzzah! It turned out to be Invitation to the Dance, from the delightful Caoua Coffee. It’s a nice introduction to colourwork (the pattern includes… Continue reading Un-Birthday Socks