Addi FlexiFlips

A few months ago a stumbled across a set of Addi FlexiFlips in my local yarn shop. They basically combine the flexibility of circular needles with the size of double points. Full disclosure: I’ve never been a fan of magic loop. I’ve tried sock knitting on really small circulars; I barely made it six rounds before I reverted to my double…

girl in knit purple hat with black pompom in snow storm

A Purple Hat

The thing about winter is you can never have too many hats. I suppose in theory you can (I mean, one head and all) but I when everything is grey and white it’s nice to have a little variety.     We also have a lot of winter birthdays in our family, so hats and mitts are a bit of…

A Ponytail Hat

I inadvertently grew my hair out last year. Without bangs the need for regular haircuts is substantially less. One day I realized my hair was *almost* long enough for a ponytail so I continued to not cut it (inaction for the win!).   Ponytails are great most of the year but are a little problematic in the winter; they don’t…

The Last Socks of 2018

One week before Christmas I cast on my last pair of socks for the holiday. They were for my youngest nephew who’s 5 so at least I wasn’t attempting an adult pair. Like everyone, I still had my regular life and holiday events to participate in, so I came up with a strategy to maximize my chances for success.  …

Socks in Blue and Grey

I spent most of the fall traveling for work. These socks were my constant companion from the end of September to late November (with that much travel they should have come together much more quickly.)   They started over coffee in a funky hotel coffee shop.   Kept me company watching the last weekend of baseball on my phone in…

The Socks of Summer

I spent the summer and early fall knitting socks in the appropriate mossy green colour (Knit Picks Felici in Treehouse). Going back through the photos was like a revisitation of my summer work and travels:   On the ferry:   Of course conference calls:   Watching baseball in a hotel room:   Hanging out at the wharf on security duty:…