A quick post today since I simultaneously have and haven't made much progress on the first of the two Monogram Socks. As I may have explained last time, instead of an actual monogram, I'm modifying the pattern a bit and stitching a Periodic Table square onto the first sock and this makes mastering Intarsia all … Continue reading Sock It To Me Thursday II: The Return of the Mg Socks
Despite - and perhaps because of the near constant 90 F (32 C) weather, I had a marvelous holiday weekend/week. I abhor the heat but have enjoyed finding creative ways of keeping it out of our ancient, tiny apartment. This has mostly consisted of us changing our clock. I'd forgotten how much I love staying … Continue reading Sock It To Me Thursday II: Sock Science
When I started Sock It To Me Thursday, I went with a silly, Batman/early superhero TV show inspired theme to keep myself motivated through what I thought would be a long frustrating endeavor of knitting my first pair of socks. Little did I know I'd get hooked, and much less, that I'd make it a … Continue reading Sock It To Me Thursday II: The Monogram Sock
[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.