Bought this vintage sock blocker at a local thrift store for next to nothing and knew it would need (at least) one sock made for it. It's enormous. Haha, love it. Sanded, cleaned and applied some Cargen beeswax to add moisture to this dry wood and get some color. Made up a heel of sorts… Continue reading A loooooong stocking
After 3 months of she shed projects and terrible heat, today is a stunning day even though I'm stuck working inside. It's nice to have this break, especially from the humidity. I woke up early, planted a boxwood and put mothballs under the she shed, since that's what people do to ward off snakes, mice… Continue reading Back to Knitting!
A friend gifted me a sock pattern from Knit Picks that I just fell in love with (because my other friend designed it) but the problem was, I had never been able to grasp the technique of two color knitting. My first try was too tight so they sat for a bit, then I took… Continue reading Woof! Socks
A cousin asked if I would make socks for her soon-to-arrive baby. I honestly had nothing on the needles so how could I say no? They're a hybrid of a few patterns, but soft and cute anyway.
I finished his wool socks, after much ripping and frustration. He did receive them before his birthday, which was the goal. I have to say 5 weeks for a pair of socks is nuts, but the mistakes just kept happening, so now that they are done, its a well deserved pat on the back for… Continue reading Socks for Jack