Writing this post took a long time to bring myself to. This project took a lot of time to finish; while it wasn't what I'd call a hate knit, it honestly wasn't far from it. I feel it was an interesting choice for relatively early in the competition. In previous years a sock like this... Continue Reading →
SM15 2 – All the Beees
This project was a bit of a slow one for me. I wasn't sure if it was inexperience with rapidly switching between knits and purls, that the charts were needing close attention, that it was beaded quite a bit or all the things combined but I felt like I wasn't getting far fast. I did... Continue Reading →
SM15 1 – Wintergreen Heart Tree
These socks were indeed a choice. I don't mind purling, I don't feel like I'm that much slower at it but I am way more comfortable with cabling on the right side (RS) of a work than the wrong side (WS). I named this project Wintergreen Heart Tree. Somewhat interestingly I was just getting started... Continue Reading →
Sock Madness 15 Qualifying – Travelling Blue Flowers
When I first saw Senbonzakura as the sock of choice for this year's qualifying period I was surprised. I'd typically expect a sock that looks like this to arise in round 3 or 4. These thoughts were echoed among a few other knitters in places I discuss my participation in the contest. Aside from the... Continue Reading →
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