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
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
Oh goodness, that was a close one! Not, Michael Phelps/Chad LeClos/ László Cseh close, but, close none the less. I thought, I can knit socks in four days, I can totally knit a shawl in 16 days, right? I don’t even have to hurry. WRONG. I was working on my test knit of TWO pretty… Continue reading Podium Finish!
So as I mentioned last time, I’m a Ravellenics participant. I’m also one of those people who will happily watch Olympic coverage 18 hours a day (that’s why they do that). So, it’s a good time for me to get lots of knitting done. So far, I think these games have been a delight –… Continue reading Very Olympic Today!
I finished something today! Wooot! I’ve been on kind of a summer schedule for a little while now…out playing on my bike, enjoying the sunshine, playing Pokemon Go (ack) and occasionally dealing with concerns of real life, and it feels like my knitting has been going really slowly (even though I know its not a… Continue reading Mid-Summer Funsies
Sunday night. Busy knitting at Pub Quiz. Reach the toes of the first Petty Harbour sock. After a round of decreases have a thought. “This isn’t going to work? I’m going to end up with no stitches on the second needle? Weird?” Things only snowballed from there. I realized that a month ago, instead of… Continue reading A Toe-tal Mess