Like so many yarn addicts out there, I was always seeing ads for Darn Good Yarn's subscription box. However, I never bit the bullet. Then I saw a story on how the company is employing people via The ARC and that changed everything. If you are not familiar with The ARC (and unless you have … Continue reading Darn Good Yarn
Today, I had a baby sitter for a few hours. After FOREVER, my first socks are done! Marly Bird had a great KAL, My First Socks. She had both written pattern and video tutorials for a pair of worsted weight socks. All I can say is thank goodness these were worsted weight or I may … Continue reading My First Socks-Complete!
I love, and I mean LOVE, my Simplicity 8022 pajama pants. (Seen here , here and here) I have pairs made out of flannel and cotton. I have gotten more than my moneys worth out of this pattern (although, I paid on $.99 for it). I really needed some summer pajama bottoms. I tried a Butterick … Continue reading Summer Sewing
Happy weekend! I had to take a break from my socks due to kids school vacation and life getting in the way. However, I'm back at it. Using Marly Bird's great videos, I have completed one heel turn and gusset! I chose to knit the alternative gusset that Marly provides (both ways are in the … Continue reading Sock Anatomy
I have completed Week #3 of Marly Bird's KAL. This has been a great learning experience and finally got me to cast on socks! The stitch pattern is Eye of Partridge. This section went very quickly, so now I am awaiting Week #4's instructions. I am so glad I cast on both socks. It will … Continue reading My First Heel
One of the reasons I started knitting was to eventually knit socks. I love seeing everyone's socks (Hermione's EveryDay Socks on Ravelry-22K+ made...I want to make them!) I purchased a Craftsy class to learn how to make them. I watched it. I never made them. I saw Attic 24 make socks with a teeny tiny … Continue reading My First Socks
Joining Yarn Along and Book Date. I finished listening to The Wright Brothers and I LOVED it! Ever since I heard David McCullough narrate Ken Burns' Civil War, I have loved his voice and felt like I was watching a Wright Brothers documentary in my own head as I listened. I learned a great deal … Continue reading Yarn Along