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Baking, crafting, mama-ing and taking photos of it all. When I remember.


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lacy ribs socks

lacy ribs socks
More socks, y’all!

I am on a roll. This is the third pair I’ve finished in recent months, after not knitting any for years. (And yes, I’ve started another pair! Jaywalkers! Only ten years late.)

This pair is Lacy Ribs Socks, from the book Socks From the Toe Up, which I love. The yarn is The Woolen Rabbit Harmony, which I also love, rescued from an already-knit single sock that never worked for my foot shape. These are much better! I do love me a nice heel flap.

lacy ribs socks

See details of mine on Ravelry.


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Follow Your Arrow 2

FYA2
A while back, I did the big mystery knit along from Ysolda – the Follow Your Arrow 2. I’d never done a knit along, especially not a mystery one!
FYA2
For those unfamiliar with what exactly this means – you don’t get to see what the thing (in this case, a shawl) will look like before you sign up to participate. So, every week for five weeks, we got a new “clue” – a new part of the pattern. There are choices to make for each clue, sort of like a choose your own adventure book. Each subsequent clue stacks neatly onto either of the previous choices.
FYA2
I used yarn I’d previously dyed for E’s 3rd birthday dress – my own superwash sock yarn. My shawl choices went BABAB with an additional 5A at the end to incorporate the second color and a knitted on border. (Which took forever…)
FYA2
And now that it’s done? I…don’t love it. I loved knitting it. I loved looking forward to all the clues. I loved figuring out what each one might look like. I loved choosing what I thought would look best. It was a great experience. But, I just don’t love the finished product. Is it the colors? Maybe. I have a hard time seeing them as anything other than the colors I used for the dress of a three-year-old, so. I love the size of the shawl (big!) and the drape of the fabric (so drape-y!) but…meh.

I think I might give it away…

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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odette hoodie

Henry hoodie

This hoodie is fabulous. I knit it up, pretty quickly, from yarn repurposed from a sweater I made for M that he never wears. (Cascade 220, if you’re curious. Workhorse!)
Henry hoodie

The hood is amazing. It’s huge and floppy and it actually stays on.
Henry hoodie
Henry hoodie

H loves it, I love it, and look at those sheepy buttons!
Henry hoodie
Henry hoodie

The pattern is the Odette Hoodie by Carrie Bostick Hoge – I bought the ebook that includes, among other things, this hoodie and also a dress that I’m going to make for E!

See the details of mine on Ravelry.


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working through the stash : lace and cable socks

cable & lace
I bought this yarn at the same time I bought the yarn in yesterday’s post. In my ongoing effort to knit through much of my stash, I decided on these lace and cable socks from Socks from the Toe Up. I adore knitting socks from the toe up, especially two at a time…I feel like I have more control over how much yarn I’m using!

These socks have some nice geometric lace going up the front of the socks and a lovely tiny cable up each side.

cable & lace
cable & lace

The yarn is Done Roving Frolicking Feet and it looked much less variegated in the skein, but I love how it turned out! Mostly dark, dark blue with bits of dark red, green, even pale yellow.

See the details of mine on Ravelry.