Tag Archives: socks


This is better

The post-granny square life has been going pretty well this last week or so. Now that Rhinebeck is just over a month away (ERK, better knit faster), I’m also making an effort to get more of my vacation yarn on the needles, from my haul purchased back in July in Nova Scotia. I’ve got the […]


Business as usual

Summer movie season has been going pretty well for my knitting – it means I get to knit the boring socks in my handbag while I watch movies! Of course occasionally this also means I end up making a terrible dropped-stitch mistake during said experience, and have to fix it afterwards. Actually I feel less […]


Long weekend results

If you’re representing for the knitterly parts of North America, you also just put the wrap on a holiday weekend (we had our holiday on Friday, ‘Murricans on Monday), so I hope that means you got in a bit of knitting time with a relaxing beverage. On Friday I finished the last few rounds of […]


Pattern Update: So Simple Sport Socks

Here we go, my my friendly neighbourhood sock knitters – I’m pleased to share that my So Simple sport weight sock pattern is now fully updated and is available on Ravelry here. This pattern was my first sock pattern, originally posted in 2009. Seven years go by pretty quickly when you’re busy Knitting All The […]


So Simple Sport-weight Socks

Guys, I’ve remembered why I love knitting socks on yarn heavier than fingering weight. Wait for it…it’s because they’re fast. I know, I know! Shocking, right? But the fact is the heavier the yarn, the fewer stitches you need and therefore the less time you need to knit it up. But very heavy yarn is […]


A few questions about knitting socks

Sock knitting continues around these parts! Some days depending on how busy I am, a few rounds of sock knitting are the only knitting progress of the day. It’s reassuring in that way. As promised, here are answers to a few questions I got about sock knitting. If you’ve never tried it and are curious, […]


That time of year

Last week the fabulous ladies over at Mason-Dixon Knitting (Ann and Kay, I really am going to get back to that Liberty Blanket I started last summer, honest I swear) were kind enough to give me a shout-out on their post about getting into sock knitting, and it made me remember, oh yeah, sock knitting […]


Projects with parts

Something else I’ve discovered in my “hey let’s take a pause on churning out granny squares from now until the end of time” crafting phase, is that, hey, you know what? Most knitting projects have noticeable parts to them. Not everything needs to have an endless repetition of the same crafting process over and over […]


Finishing helps

It’s the closing of the year, my knitting blog friends, and it turns out (unsurprisingly) that a few days of food and indulgences and a bit of unscheduled time are pretty good for whatever knitting ennui may be ailing you. Add in finishing a few projects and we are golden. Since I last posted I […]


In a pinch

Knitters, if you are like me, you have your habits that you stick to 99% of the time. One of these habits for me is that I use the long tail cast on almost all of the time. (I actually usually end up doing it with two hands, similar to that shown here, because that’s […]