Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Autumn Socks

I finished up my Socktoberfest socks. Even if it was a bit later than I planned. I really like how they turned out. Llama enjoys getting his new socks too so I am very glad that he is knitworthy. The yarn is Patons Stripes in a red and black mix. It was nice to work with, not splitty or twisty. I used a ringwood pattern which I love how it looks, but there were times when I got tired of knitting the pattern.Here is the full sock.

And a detail of the ringwood pattern.

Just in time too as we have had a drop in temperature and handmade wool socks are always welcome.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dude Craft

Have you heard about Paul Overton? He is a blogger, crafter and artist that blogs at Dude Craft, he pulls together some wonderful art and artists as well as some really great tutorials and crafting info that applies to both genders.
He has also started the Every Day is Awesome blog which gives more in depth articles about art, crafting and creating.

He is an intersting renaissance man that I have found very valuable as a creative instigator and he gives lots of inspiration to add to my creative ideas file.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Here Knitty, Knitty

I am very excited as Amy Singer, Editor of and author of No Sheep for You will be attending my local knitters guild next month. I am very excited to meet her and see what she has to talk with us about. She has created a great community and wonderful magazine with lovely patterns. It has helped me find many new blogs, patterns, and friends on the forums.

I also finished up the first sock of my latest pair of socks, pictures soon. I doubt I will be able to finish for Socktoberfest, but I am glad I was able to work on a pair thoughout the month.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


These are my latest socks that I knit. They are my basic sock pattern with a waffle stitch patttern on the cuff and top fo the foot. They are knit in the Mountain Colors sock yarn, which is lovely and soft. The colors are completely intoxicating, bold and saturated. I can't wait to pick up more of this yarn soon. Absolutely lovely.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A beautiful voice

Opera lost a beautiful voice this week, and I was even more sad when I learned she was a charming woman and she knit, backstage while she waited to sing. Lovely.
Read morea about Joan Sutherland here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Please read this. Fight hate with knowledge.

I know that I haven't blogged here in, well, too long. I have plans to change this, but please for today. READ THIS and remember, the words you use on others could someday be used on you. Please treat all humans with respect and tolerance. There will always be people that will work to deliberately lose your respect, but start with respect and tolerance, we are all people and we deserve at least that upon first inspection.