Sock Thursday: or “Why are you playing with sticks?”

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?”

Sock Thursday: Or How Self Striping Yarn Saves The Day

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

FO Friday: A Pair of Nice Ribbed Socks

[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

Sock It To Me Thursday (Week 5): Slow and Steady

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

Sock It To Me Thursday (Week 4): The Other Shoe

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

FO Friday: A first step toward my first pair of socks.

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.

Sock It To Me Thursday (Week 3): Heel to Toe

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