Category: Knitting

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:…

One Week to Go

The week before Christmas: when all the ends have to woven in whether you feel like it or not. This pair of socks came together quickly and apparently mostly in airports.    

Lost and Found

Confession: I lose track of things, even things I knit. What’s worse is when I lose track of not-quite-completed knits. I have this vague concept that they’re out there somewhere, languishing in the bottom of a bag only a few (or many) rows or hours from completion. This doesn’t include projects with ends that need to be woven in; those…

When Knitters Travel

I ended up with one of those weird back-to-back travel events when I was actually home for not quite a full weekend. Throw in some pre-Christmas activities and regular weekend commitments and something had to give. In this case, it was laundry. I managed to wash enough clothes to dump back in my suitcase. It’s a short trip so I…

Aunt Bon’s Bonbon

I love the look of knitted toys. They’re cute and cuddly (especially with a squishy yarn). Everyone loves a stuffed animal. They do tend to have one major drawback in my eyes though: all the fiddly little ends to sew in.   I tried a couple of projects that were categorized as “seamless” but that didn’t necessarily mean no sewing.…