Archive for January, 2006

January Goals

If I can make it through tomorrow without buying any yarn, I will have accomplished my January stashbusting goal of not accumulating anything new. “Oh, jess,” I hear you say, “what about that whole bit of spinning up at least 4oz of existing fiber stash?” Well, I worked on that this weekend: clicky clicky fat […]

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Sockapaloooza the Third

Alison of the blue blog is hosting Sockapaloooza for a third time! For me, this is sockapaloooza the first. The previous two rounds I had other responsibilities, but this time my other responsibilities are at the beginning and end of the sockapaloooza window, which leaves me plenty of socking fun time! I signed up right […]

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A Love Story

Ah, Koigu, how I love you so… pretty pretty koigu clicky clicky to embiggen I stop using Koigu for a while, use other super fantastic yarns, but then I pick the Koigu up again and now I simply cannot put it down. Gorgeous and soft and so enjoyable to knit and crochet with! [also, Koigu […]

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Sock Monogamy? Not Here!

I finished a pair of socks yesterday during lunch — while eating a bowl of chili, I kitchenered the toe on the Ladybug striped sock. twisty rib, stripey ladybug Well, I never said it was a matching pair of socks! The grey sock on the left was worked cuff-down using Magic Loop. It is my […]

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Dreaming in Color

Three nights ago, I had a dream about Kaffe Fassett. I am not sure what was going on, just that there was a lot of color and knitting going on. It sure beat my night terrors and sleep paralysis two nights ago. -=- A quick update on my stashbusting: despite receiving a number of yarn […]

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In Sock Knitting Education

My first crocheted sock was toe-up. It was the best way for me to learn how to make socks initially because I could try them on as I worked on it. Another major benefit is that I can work until the yarn runs out without worrying that the foot won’t be long enough (not normally […]

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Progress, Or Rather Lack Thereof

Monday was a company holiday and on Sunday I came up with fantastic plans for it.. I was going to sit in the basement, work on Rogue, drink coffee/tea/hot cocoa, and have a fire in the wood burning stove. Monday morning came earlier than expected. It was the perfect day for staying inside and working […]

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Happy 2006!

First, Happy Birthday to Cara, our lovely Jaywalker KAL host, Socks That Rock enthusiast, and all-around interesting and funny knitblogger. Check out her blog if you haven’t before! In totally unrelated news, I decided that I need an incentive-based plan for the yarn/fiber/craft diet, so here it is: [note that this is for non-vacation time […]

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