Ah Sunny September. For most, summer happens between June and August but for us Oakland folks, summer really kicks off in September. Don’t get me wrong, you absolutely still need a hoodie or a stylish scarf for when Karl (that’s right, our fog is so awesome he has a name) rolls in but it’s pretty … Continue reading Sock Thursday: or “Why are you playing with sticks?”
A week ago I was almost convinced I that I'd be Kitchenering up the second of two socks and be tip toeing through the our tiny place in a brand new pair of socks. Yes, new socks require tip toes and a great deal of care on hard wood floors but also, I just learned … Continue reading Sock Thursday: Or How Self Striping Yarn Saves The Day
[I took down yesterday's drive-by post because I want this blog to be better than that. Besides, I'm sure you guys won't be too upset about my replacing a Sock It To Me Thursday with a FO Friday 😉 ] I am honored to be part of such a fierce group of newbie sock knitters. … Continue reading FO Friday: A Pair of Nice Ribbed Socks
When we last saw our clueless heroine, she was busy being foolishly optimistic - complete pair of socks indeed! There's a good reason I'm not done, or at least I think it's a good reason. Given that I didn't start at a specific place in the striping, and because I thought it would be fun … Continue reading Sock It To Me Thursday (Week 5): Slow and Steady
When we last officially saw our clueless heroine, she was a bit perplexed that the full rush of triumph hadn't hit immediately - turns out she may not be so cluess after all.... After I finished the first sock, I decided to hang out in it for a bit. It felt great but after the … Continue reading Sock It To Me Thursday (Week 4): The Other Shoe
There are at least four hours left of Friday here, so I am going to bask in the glow of a double first, in that this is my very frist FO Friday ever and this is the first sock I've ever finished! Geez Maggs, it's about time! That's exactly how I feel too! Wait no, … Continue reading FO Friday: A first step toward my first pair of socks.
When we last left our clueless heroine, she'd turned the heel and was taking a breath after finishing the gussets - which were far more challenging than she expected. Now she has taken the sock from this, to this: You might be wondering: Girl, how is it you haven't finished this sock?! I know right? … Continue reading Sock It To Me Thursday (Week 3): Heel to Toe