Category Archives: socks

Episode 13: A Tale of Two Blankets

Happy to report that Episode 13: “A Tale of Two Blankets” is up on Youtube! Show notes are below. Giveaway winner announced! Thanks for spending some fun time with me ­čÖé   Show Notes: Our Loft/Exercise Room Jenise Hope Persian … Continue reading

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Knitwear on North Face

We just watched North Face (2008) for the second time. If you have not seen this German film about climbing the Eiger in the shadow of Nazi Germany, well, maybe you should! But be warned, it doesn’t end well . … Continue reading

Posted in film, found, handwork, knitting, mitten, scarf, socks, sweater, unexpected, unicorns | 5 Comments

FO: Rocket Ship Socks

I mentioned these socks in┬áEpisode 8 of the podcast, where I┬ádiscussed the intentional color-pooling experiment that is central to these socks. The base pattern is a play on Susan B. Anderson’s “How I Make My Socks” to which I added … Continue reading

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Episode 8: WIP’d Into Shape!

I’m fresh off a plane from Texas and ready to talk fiber! So, I’m happy to announce that Episode 8 is now live on YouTube. Thanks so much for tuning in–and thanks to Sarah of FiberTrek for sending some of … Continue reading

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Sick Child, Socks, and Swatches

I posted a quick snap of Spencer’s new socks on Instagram the other day–I was so excited that @MissBabs commented on the socks (!) I’ve since worked the gusset and part of the foot and I have some things to … Continue reading

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Socks . . . Against the Machine?

While hanging out with┬ásome lovely spinning and knitting friends this week, up came the subject of handknit vs machine knit socks. Debbie has been working with Beth to repair and bring life to the guild’s sock knitting machine and when … Continue reading

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Socks on the Needles . . . Always

These are for my dear partner in crime, Spencer. I have only made him one pair of socks . . . how is that possible? And they were out of Arne and Carlos Regia–which is lovely and durable, but not … Continue reading

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