Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Second Sock

I finished the second pair of socks for Sock Madness.  Took me 3 days.  I couldn't get the hang of that cuff.  Watched the videos over and over, and then it clicked.  The rest of the sock is pretty straight forward, but oh, that killer cuff with the beads!

The socks weren't all that pretty while I was working on them, but I do like how they look on my feet.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

It's here. It's finally here.

The Annual Spring Poem

High up, over the tops
Of the feathery grasses, the grasshoppers hop.
They won't eat their suppers,
They will not obey
Their grasshopper mothers and fathers who say:
"Listen my children, this must be stopped.
Now is the time your last hop should be hopped.
So come eat your suppers and go to your beds."
But the little grasshoppers just shake their green heads.
"no, no," the naughty ones say.
"All we have time to do now is to play.
If we are hungry we'll nip at a fly,
Or nibble a blueberry as we go by.
But not now. Now we must hop.
And no one, but no one can make us stop."

The end

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sock Madness Is Here!

The annual craziness known as Sock Madness is upon us.  I just finished the qualifying pair of socks.  Made them for the Hubz.  These are done toe up with a variation on Cat Bordhi's Sweet Tomato heel.  Slip stitches form the instep and leg.  I really love these, although I am not a fan of Japanese short rows.  The heel fits him very well, but in the future, I'll use Cat's instructions.  The pattern is SlipStripeSpiral by Mylene Pijper.  


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