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When the yarn makes you look better than you are

I’m making very fast work of my latest pair of socks. Like, much faster than I normally do.  I brought this pair to a few knitting circles last week, and at both, I kept receiving compliments that I’m not sure that I necessarily deserve, for the yarn truly makes me look better than I am. 105 more words


Mindless Knitting

This weekend, I cast off my Sockhead Hat, and I am so happy with it.  A friend through my knitting circle has made several of these, and I can understand why. 211 more words


No nylon sock KAL

It’s funny how things unfold. A couple of weeks ago, when I reviewed my goals, I finally gave in to putting my impulse bought yellow BFL in the stash and ignoring it.  372 more words


More Yarn Dyeing Adventures

Following on from my previous post, Yarn Dyeing Adventures, I thought I would update you on my new love.

I have been really quite addicted to the whole process, I get a real buzz everytime I create a new and beautiful yarn, and when they don’t work out quite how I expected it doesn’t upset me, it makes me think about what I could do to improve it. 352 more words


Falling in Love Again

Every knitter has been there: where you spot a pattern and all of a sudden you’re consumed with a yarny lust and knitterly love that just demands that you knit this  301 more words

Year of the Sock: March

This month has been very eventful at the picnic, as I’m sure you can imagine, with the release of The Big Acorn Race on March 9. 649 more words


Van socks in long term parking

My 1970s naval gazing continues…

I’ve been reading some fiction of the era…

This book in particular makes me think of lives I might have led if I were born a decade earlier and stuck with my circle of art friends – and the life feels more comfortable – there are missed telephone calls, visits when messages can’t be left, and letters written then received once feelings have already passed… 279 more words