Advent Knitting

Last year I made an offhand comment on Facebook about the Opal Advent Calendar. Much to my surprise and delight my aunt bought me one for Christmas. It was so much fun opening the little windows to see the pretty new yarn each day. I loved advent calendars as a child, but mine pre-dated the…

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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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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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#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…

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