• On the Virtues of Knitting Scrappy Socks

    The thing I love about knitting is you can take an otherwise worthless pile of scraps and turn them into something valuable. Like socks. (I figure if people can make “fade” sweaters, fade socks can be a thing too.) The other thing I like about knitting is the acceptability of its inherent imperfection. Utterly flawed …

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  • Five More Free Sock Patterns to Distract You From What You Really Should be Doing

    …To be added onto the last eight free sock patterns I dug up last time… You may find this list of free sock knitting patterns interesting if: You have realized you will never get your holiday gift knitting done in time (perhaps by 2027?), so you might as well throw in the towel now. You …

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  • It’s All In a Pair of Socks

    Yarn from Long Dog Yarns‘ sock kit in Jawbreaker (main color) and Midnight Affair (trim). This is what I love about knitting: you can endure a few weeks where everything is just far enough askew from normal as to inhibit Regular Knitting and still end up with a pair of socks. You can be too …

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  • New Weight Loss Secrets for Knitters: How Many Miles are in a Sock?

     Or, if you live in the rest of the (saner) world: how many kilometers are in a sock? Good news knitters: you can make progress on your knitting and pursue your physical fitness goals At the Same Time!!! These socks have been through the rounds the past several months. I started them as my “walking …

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  • Knitting on a Plane

    If I had my druthers between being a Traveler and being a non-Traveler, I’d choose traveler. I like going places, even if I have been there before but especially if I’m going someplace new. I don’t always get to travel. It’s a pricey affair these days and time is scarce. Someday. I spent quite a …

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  • 8 Must-See Absolutely Free Sock Knitting Patterns

    I have had socks on my brain this week. I don’t know what this says about me. Maybe that my feet are cold? I’ve been perusing Etsy and other sites for sock yarn when I have no time or business doing so. I’ve even sourced Size 1 (2.25 mm) needles with trial intentions of letting …

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  • The Secret to Super Speedy (and easy) Sock Knitting

    I hereby announce I have solved all your problems. Okay. Revised. I hereby announce I have solved all your sock-knitting problems. Double okay. That also might be an over statement. But I’m trying, okay? To be completely up front, I’ve barely been knitting socks for a year, which might technically mean I’m not even a …

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  • The Camping Socks

    The camping socks are done. They’ve been everywhere. The ocean. The river. The lake. All pretty places. A lot of memories for one pair of socks over the course of the past month. They were a surprise, really. Not on my sock-knitting agenda, at least not until I ran out of yarn and had to …

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  • Back On the Road (With Socks, Part II)

    I’m home. Barely. Just long enough to wash away all the grime from last weekend’s adventures (no one got sick or injured and it didn’t rain, so it’s a win in my book…) and pack everything back up for the next jaunt tomorrow, assuming I manage to get the peaches canned before dawn (ours trees …

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  • Better Prepared This Time

    I would like to think I learned my lesson the last time I went camping and ran out of knitting projects. You see, that time, I got lucky. I knew there was a yarn store awaiting my patronage in Mendocino. I had Googled ahead. This information must have been filed away somewhere in the back of …

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