The Time I Knit Another Hat

After frantically finishing my Christmas hats, I was ready to try something different. That’s usually how I feel over the holiday break and the beginning of the new year: I decide I’m going to challenge my knitting skills and not knit the same things over and over. I decided the best way to accomplish this…

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Another Pair of Socks Finished

While putting together the photo history of this little pair of socks, I realized their construction process was more eventful than normal, or at least as eventful as knitting during meetings, conference calls, and waiting time can be.     There was a long day when I did a meeting by conference call. I do…

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Sock-tober is Coming

Someone cheerfully pointed out today that it’s 13 weeks til Christmas.  While I knew it was coming (the no’theast gale outside tonight is a pretty good clue) I wasn’t ready to put an actual number on it. Several years ago I started knitting socks for my nieces and nephews for Christmas.  They were little; their…

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Mad Hatter

This summer, I have done a very limited amount of knitting. For a variety of reasons, the knitting mojo was completely gone. Eventually, it was time to start again. I realized that suddenly (finally) it was fall. Babies were coming, and birthdays, and cold weather, and I felt like knitting hats…so hats I made. A…

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The Sock Story

The answer to today’s Daily Prompt about what you prefer in a handmade version seems abundantly obvious to me: I love my hand knit socks. I know the efficiency level of knitting a pair of socks vs. buying a pair of socks doesn’t even compare. The cost of the sock yarn alone will buy you…

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