sock futures

Dec 31st, 2008 knitting

I want you all to know how much of a sacrifice Rob and I are willing to make for you, in doing our best to get good blog photos, even in winter. Sure, lots of bloggers excuse themselves with a comment about the short daylight, and then do their best with indoor, flash photography, but not us. For the last two FO posts, Rob and…

live lob

Dec 29th, 2008 crafts, knitting

To continue the nautical theme from my previous post: a knitted lobster! I guess it’s pretty easy to see the connection between boating/ocean activities and sea creatures like lobsters and octopuses, but you might be a little confused when I tell you these guys are also Christmas knitting: A few years ago, my mom asked for any and all “nautical” Christmas ornaments, so that she…

ahoy

Dec 26th, 2008 yarn p8rn fridays

I didn’t realize ahead of time how appropriate today’s featured yarn choice would be for my current environment: I am sitting with a riverfront view in the lovely coastal town of Mystic, CT, surrounded by nautical history, and sharing my recently acquired Sea Wool. I received a skein of Fleece Artist Sea Wool in the most recent shipment from the Knit/Purl sock club, along with…

wing thing / winter wardrobe

Dec 24th, 2008 knitting

I know I’ve been a little stingy with the in-progress pictures for my Catriona vest, but that’s because the knitting on it was pretty boring, and all of the pictures would have looked the same, only slightly longer. I had a hard time working on it because the cables took so much focus yet the pattern was so repetitive, but I forced myself to knit…

magic socks

Dec 22nd, 2008 dyeing, knitting

Now that I’ve had the weekend to work on it, I’m doing really great on my finish-along and time-sensitive knitting projects. But for a while there, I was “off the wagon” and procrastinating by starting other projects. Inspired by the Twisted socks I am knitting, I decided to try dyeing my own self-striping yarn, based on the idea that since I know how to make…