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
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!
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
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
It’s a stunning October day in the Canada’s Capital today. Basically Summer. Perfect time to put on a brand new pair of woolen socks! Works out for me, because I finished my Villiviini just now! The more I worked on them, the more I realized, these are MY kind of pumpkin spice. I’m just not a… Continue reading My Kind of Pumpkin Spice
The folks at Sock Madness don’t just disappear for the rest of the year. Little groups emerge to put teams in for all the big Ravelry events – Tour de Sock, Tour de Fleece, the Ravellenics etc. And, a few other little things pop up at Madness central. Nothing quite as crazy as the Madness itself,… Continue reading The Villiviini of the People