Posts Tagged ‘blue’

12
Sep

I Love Sock Knitting

Written by Sarah. Posted in DIY, knits, socks, style

I’m not going to lie. I stopped posting because I started making socks. And I haven’t stopped.
I always swore that I’d never make socks. Mainly I didn’t like the idea of them eventually getting holes in them. All that work for nothing! Also, I hate entrelac and silly lace socks. I really like plain old socks with cool colors. Maybe even chunky socks. Oh, and I don’t like pictures of feet. Mostly pictures of my feet.
(a picture of a foot)
Anyway, I made socks. And everyone is right. Socks are amazing. This is my first pair. I adapted this cable sock pattern to make a pair for Jon. I took the cables out of them for something a little bit more modern-business. I got a gorgeous skein of Madeline Tosh Pashmina in Mare. I definitely can’t stay away from MadTosh. It’s my favorite yarn and I won’t knit anything else!
I’m really happy with my first pair. They knit up really quickly and, once again, everyone’s right, they really are great for commuter knitting. And since then, I’ve made two more pairs for myself.
Sock knitting, love it or hate it?

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16
Jan

WIP: Afghan

Written by Sarah. Posted in afghan, knits

In case you were unaware after my last post about this project, I am head over heels for this afghan pattern. And I’m a little addicted to it. I have been churning out squares for it day and night and I can’t seem to put it down. I don’t want to do anything but knit…but what else is new? The cold weather outside is really keeping me in bed, in front of some Law and Order on Netflix instant watch (proof that there is a higher power, I think) and giving me plenty of time to stitch.

But I’m quite content. I’m not intimidated by the scale of this project. I’m loving every second of it.

These big squares are pretty simple and formulaic. I did have to rip the last one I made out but I cannot be shaken.

I love the colors. Seeing it laid out together makes me think of a cold summer evening on the beach in New England. Sitting on the porch to a big white house in a rocking chair wrapped in this drinking a glass of wine or eating some clam chowder. I’m totally imagining all of this but the colors are class Americana to me.

Big thanks to Jonathan for taking these beautiful pictures. He’s a great photographer!

More updates on this WIP to come! Now I need to get back to knitting…

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