Friday, June 20, 2014

Again, Again!

I've decided to knit a sock.

Another sock.

A PURPLE sock.

I've decided to wing it. Again. This delightful little toe cap is being knitted on US 0 needles, and has a gauge of 9.5 stitches to the inch. 

According to Knit Pick's Two at Once, Toe-Up, Magic Loop Pattern, I'm supposed to knit this little thing until it's as wide as my toes and just barely touches the top of my pinky toe. As my pinky toe is ugly and my toes are weird, I've decided I'm going to keep knitting this one just a little longer.

I cast on 30 stitches, and I have about 62 now. Onward!

Monday, June 16, 2014


I just wanted to share the gallery of a knitting artist who's photography I've decided I adore.

Stephan West has a number of really neat (and easy!) patterns available on his ravelry! I have to say though, his photography really sets him apart.

This guy has fun.

His patterns are affordable, and fun. Plus, it's always great to support someone that clearly loves what they do!

Check him out!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Kilt Hose, Take Two

I do get a certain satisfaction out of knitting socks.

When it's sexy long socks for man legs? Even better.

I actually really enjoy knitting in the summer, because I can knit outside. The sunlight is great for photos, I get a lovely breeze, and it's just very soothing for me.

It's less soothing when curious by-passers come over and fondle my knitting. Generally, I enjoy when people ask about my knitting. I love giving them a couple of thoughts on getting started, some resources I've found useful, and the chance to convert someone!

I was, however, a bit put off by the woman that stopped by to fondle these babies. She sounded pretty interested until she picked it up:

"Oh, it's a sock? Not many people do that anymore." She sniffed slightly, apparently miffed that I was working on such a mundane project.

"Oh, that's a common mistake. It's actually a willy warmer."

Well, that got her attention. She hustled off pretty quickly after that.

I might be going to hell, but I'll have a lovely pair of knee-highs to wear there.