Words Do Not Convey…

My condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to all affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech, but especially to the victims’ families and Cho Seung-Hui’s family. My heart aches for each and every one of you.


April 17, 2007 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

Dragon Socks Are Off The Needles!

…and have been since March 16. It’s just taken me forever to get them photographed and PhotoShop’d. I have to say, I LOVE this Merino/Tencel blend! It’s soft and squishy, and knits up so nicely!

Here There Be Dragons Socks on Azalea

The yarn is Yarn Pirate 50/50 Merino Tencel fingering weight in the Earth and Ocean colorway. I used the Here There Be Dragons pattern from the Keyboard Biologist. The pattern was a fun and easy knit. I didn’t knit the heel as the pattern dictated because when I started on the heel, I was out somewhere, and didn’t have the full pattern with me. NOT knitting was NOT an option, so the sock got an Eye of Partridge heel flap. I did manage to knit the toe as described in the pattern…

Here There Be Dragons Socks Toe Close-Up

I used size 1 US Addi Turbos with the two socks on two circulars method.

Next up, my Rockin’ Sock Club socks!

March 26, 2007 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Another Pair Completed

Whew! This pattern was really a challenge for me, for some reason. I kept trying to add in extra yarn overs, but I kept at it, and I prevailed!

BP Rococo Socks4

I really like how the pattern broke up the borders between the colors, yet you can still see that they literally swirl around my ankles!

BP Rococo Socks on Tree2

In this picture, you can see how the colors actually swirl perfectly from one sock to the next as well. I didn’t plan this, it just happened.

I used Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Black Purl, purchased from the wonderful The Loopy Ewe. I also got the Rococo pattern there as well. I started out on size US 0, 24″ Addi Turbo circulars, using the 2 socks/2 circs method. After the cuff, I switched to size 1’s, because I didn’t like how tightly the fabric was knitting up. It felt a little too stiff. The only modifications I made to the pattern were to use an Eye of Partridge heel flap and then I used a star toe (I think that’s what it’s called). I’m wearing them now, and I’m loving them!

Next up, we have socks knitted with Yarn Pirate Merino/Tencel (YUM!!) in the Earth and Ocean colorway, purchased from none other than The Loopy Ewe! I’m using the Here There Be Dragons pattern from the Keyboard Biologist. As always, I will have an update with pics once the socks are complete.

February 19, 2007 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

Monkey Socks Are Worth Aping Around For!

I finished my monkey socks last weekend, and they’re finally washed, blocked and dry. I must say, I love ’em! I used Yarn Pirate yarn in Brownsugar, and I love the way the colors knitted up! They’re so interesting, but you can still clearly see the textures of the pattern. See that flower in the picture above? That’s in my yard, right now! Can you believe it? Sure this is south Georgia, but it’s JANUARY! Amazing!

I knitted mine on #2 US circular needles (2 socks on 2 circs). I added one pattern repeat to the leg so they’d be a little longer, and fit a little better, but I must say, these socks even look good when they slouch down on my ankles! I also knit an eye of partridge heel flap, because I just love the look of it.

They were a pretty easy knit, but took me awhile since I’m a slow knitter. All in all, about three weeks.

Next up, Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock in Black Purl, in the Rococo pattern by Wildhorse Farm Designs. I got both the pattern and the yarn from my all-time favorite place, The Loopy Ewe! Sheri is fantastic, and offers out-of-this-world customer service. As always, I’ll have pics for you once the socks are complete. Y’all have a wonderful weekend!

January 26, 2007 at 3:17 pm 5 comments

Embossed Leaves Socks… Finished!

The Embossed Leaves Socks from Winter 2005 Interweave Knits were really fun to knit! I loved seeing the leaf shaping as I progressed. I finished them on 12/31/2006, and presented them to their new owner on 01/02/2006, and she loved them! Here they are on a tree in front of my house…

And here they are on a tree in front of my house…

They were knitted on 2 size 2 Addi Turbo 24″ circular needles, using the 2 socks on 2 circs method. I used Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock yarn in nearly solid Chocolate. The only change I made was to use an Eye of Partridge heel flap. I love how they came out! I’ll definitely be using this pattern again.

January 3, 2007 at 1:34 pm 4 comments

Word to the Wise…

I have a little story for you. A knitter girl once took some yarn to the post office to send it to Sheri, the very sweet lady at The Loopy Ewe to exchange it for a different yarn. At the post office, she asked the postal worker behind the counter which size Priority Mail box would be the best to hold the precious yarn, and the postal worker told her the smallest on the wall over yonder would do. So the knitter girl peeled off the backing on the self-stick parts of the box, assembled the box, inserted the yarn, a check and a nice letter to Sheri, and then sealed the box up as best she could. She then took the box to the postal worker who charged her $4.05, and threw the box into a bin of stuff to be sorted and sent out. Ten days later, the knitter girl was VERY surprised to get a Priority Mail envelope in the mail with several things enclosed. The check to Sheri, JUST the front of the box she sent to Sheri, and a nice form to fill out in case anything was missing. You’ve got it, boys and girls! The postal service lost the knitter girl’s two skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in the oh so lovely Black Purl colorway, that she was trying to exchange for the same colorway, just in Shepherd Sock! So somewhere between my home in south Georgia and The Loopy Ewe’s home in Missouri, my yarn is lost, feeling cold, alone and abandoned! I am SO PISSED! I’m generally an easy-going person… Very much so, in fact. But DON’T EFFING MESS WITH MY YARN!!! On the nice little form they sent me to fill out, the US Postal Service politely says that using appropriate packaging helps keep this kind of thing from happening. I would like to point out to the Postal Service that obviously their own boxes are not appropriate, since THAT’S WHAT I WAS USING! I think it might be time for the US Postal Service to get it’s collective feces amalgamated, and improve the sticky stuff on their boxes. Thank you! *steps off of soap box*

December 28, 2006 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas! From Maia, Figment and me, to you and yours…

December 24, 2006 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

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