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FO: Border Socks

FO: Border Socks

I’ve had Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Border Socks from Interweave Knits Fall 2011 in my queue since the magazine arrived three years ago. I showed them at that time to my husband, who said he’d wear in them in the designer’s colors… so they went into […]

FO: Giraffe

FO: Giraffe

I can’t believe I knit a giraffe in 6 days. When I randomly found Susan B. Anderson’s book, Itty Bitty Toys, in a local yarn shop in… 2008?… I was instantly enthralled. The book is full of the most magical and adorable toys for children. After […]

FO: Last-Minute Ornaments

FO: Last-Minute Ornaments

Looking for some last-minute ornaments to knit? Here are two that would be lovely on your own tree or that would make nice present toppers. The first is a star, a free Ravelry download called Knit Stars by Kirsten Hipsky and published by Valley Yarns. […]

FO: Puerperium, Take 2

FO: Puerperium, Take 2

Since I’ve been on vacation, I’ve been banging out knitting lately, which means I need to bang out some blog posts. I had a stack of knitting planned for Christmas and a stack of knitting planned for post-Christmas but pre-baby… and it’s essentially all done. One […]

FO: Peacock Socks (One of These Socks Is Not Like the Other)

FO: Peacock Socks (One of These Socks Is Not Like the Other)

At some point this fall, the self-striping bug bit me hard. Living overseas, I hadn’t bought yarn in a while, plus I started listening to highly enabling podcasts, plus my previously boring-sock-wearing husband started buying obnoxiously bright socks with his sober suits… something had to […]

FO: Turn a Square

FO: Turn a Square

About mid-November, my stepmom texted me a photo of my 6-year old nephew wearing a hat that barely covered the tips of his ears, informing me he needed a new hat. I often have trouble knitting for my relatives who live in the deep South […]