Tag: sock yarn

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 I don’t like about it…

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 me of sprinkles on a…

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 denial about how bad it…

Sock Blanket Madness In Review

Sock blanket madness week ended yesterday. My goal was to get at least 7 (and hopefully 10) squares added. I fell just short of my goal with 9 completed, but I’ve moved up a row on the blanket. It was so much fun to follow the #SockBlanketMadness hashtag on Instagram and see all the beautiful blankets.

#SockBlanketMadness

Yesterday I discovered #SockBlanketMadness hashtag (do you say hashtag if you’ve used one?) on Instagram just in time to participate.  My sock yarn blanket has been sitting in a corner, but it seems like a fun week to try and knock out a few squares. Basically, you post a picture of your blanket yesterday with your starting number. Using the hashtag for the coming week, try and knit as many squares as you can.

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I’m starting with 246 squares; wish me luck!