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
As the gang at Sock Madness were keeping us on tender hooks awaiting the official warm up pattern, I decided I would just cast on a pair of my own and hope I could get it done before the actual warm up arrived. I thought I would make use of some self-patterning yarn, since I… Continue reading Neon Chevron
I just finished a pair of socks. I mean, that happens a lot around Capital Knitter town, I did knit something like 14 pairs last year. These ones were the last of my festive knitting, a pair I made from a friend’s stash. As I have been working away at these, the momentum towards this… Continue reading Gearing up for Sock Season
I knit myself a hat. This particular one is Josie, by Erica Jackofsky (Fiddle Knits), and the pattern is free until January 21, 2017. Unbelievably, I didn’t have any pink bulky yarn in my stash (I KNOW!), so I picked up some Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick at my closest Michael’s…and I did notice the… Continue reading Yes, I knit a pink hat
December has been a wild ride over here in Capital Knitter land. It’s certainly a good thing we started that gift knitting back in the summer, or none of it would have gotten done! But I’m here today to give you a lengthy report on allll my holiday knitting. So settle in for a longish-read.… Continue reading Holly Daze
I gifted another one of my super seekrit knitting projects last night! My pal, and lovely blog reader, has a November birthday, so logically, I sat down and knit for it in August. She loves sugar skulls, and some time ago, I had come across the Calaveras pattern by Jenny Penny for stranded mittens, and… Continue reading Secrets Revealed!