Afterthought Heel 2.0

Over the past year or so, I’ve been using an afterthought heel a lot, especially when knitting with yarns with long colour changes (Knit Picks Felici for example). I’m a bit a lot anal about socks that match and I like that the afterthought heel doesn’t disrupt the colour sequence.   One of the things…

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A Measure of a Saturday

My knitting projects often remind me of the time during which they were knit; they are a measure of where I was and what was happening.  This weekend is a good example of that.   On Saturday when I left on the ferry I threw my just started second sock for my nephew’s Christmas gift (I’m…

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My Socks Have a Dual Personality

Once I’m done the hub bub of Christmas knitting I generally try to knit myself a pair of socks in January. The first of the month I cast on my socks from the Tosh Sock yarn I purchased at Knit East. I finished the first sock around mid-month. I loved the vibrant colours; it reminded…

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Sock-tober 2015

Every Christmas I knit a pair of socks for my nieces and nephews.  It started several years ago when they were smaller and they were fewer. Now my oldest niece is wearing at least size 9 shoes and there are 9 (soon to be 10) of them. Last year  I was seriously behind and in complete…

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