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!
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
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!
I decided after the first one, that the name of Valtiatar by Tiina Kuu is clearly the exclamation one makes upon finishing one. “Valtiatar!!!” I am really proud of myself for managing a pair of colourwork socks that fit on my special feet (I have to special order my shoes, and wear flip flops three sizes too… Continue reading Valtiatar!
Today I went on a yarn voyage! Once a year, the Ottawa Knitting Guild brings in a visiting instructor for a weekend of workshops and to lead one of our meetings, this year it’s Anne Hanson, of Bare Naked Wools. When I looked at the workshop schedule there were a few technical things that seemed… Continue reading A Yarn Voyage
I love my Knit-A-Longs. And I love crazy ideas. So, when I heard from a fellow retreat-er about Sock Madness back in November, I filed it under “Good One”. And then it kept following me around. Sock Madness, is of course the March Madness of Ravelry…in international sock knitting competition form…and I think it actually takes… Continue reading Qualified Madness