Tag: knit socks

The Year I Didn’t Knit Socks

For years I’ve knit socks for my nieces and nephews for Christmas. I’m not sure when I started exactly, but I know it’s been at least eight years (I knit a blue pair and pink pair to be ready for what turned out to be a nephew born days before Christmas eight years ago). If that was the first year,…

Aside

Twas the night before Christmas and here on my land
I was tearing my hair, strand by strand by strand

 

Different I said this year would be
I’d have time to sit and enjoy the tree

 

But alas you know what it is they say
When you’ve become so set in your ways:

 

You’ve got to flexible; learn to adapt.
I’ve often thought that was a load of crap

 

I was going to be ready; my knitting complete
This Christmas the kids would have warm “little” feet.

 

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Shoeless Bon

Generally when I pack for a work trip I make sure I have some type of lounge wear/slob wear in my suitcase that is appropriate for wandering the halls of whatever hotel I happen to be in. I’ve learned the hard way that no matter how quick the trip to the vending machines might be, you will inevitably run into…

Unfinished Business

I’ve never made it a secret that my least favourite part of knitting is the actual finishing. You know, sewing up and weaving in the ends. It’s not hard, or complicated. It’s just one of those things that it’s easier to throw in a pile and move on to actual knitting. A couple of weekends ago, I collected up all…