Archive for December, 2009

Dec 31 2009


Published by under monthly wrap-up

2009 was a great year for knitting. I didn’t plan for it to happen, but I knit a sock a month: 12 socks, all for me. The BSG socks (March) were also my first test-knit, an experience that helped me an awful lot as I started designing my own patterns: And I knit beautiful beautiful […]

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Dec 30 2009

Christmas Wrap-Up

Published by under FOs,monthly wrap-up

There are still some cookies left, and the tree is still gamely shedding needles, but Christmas is winding down. My gifts have been distributed and I can now share them with you all, in lovely photo mosaic format: In order: 1. Mom’s socks, knit in basic stockinette on US1s out of Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock […]

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Dec 25 2009

All Is Bright

If you are celebrating, I wish you a very Merry Christmas. My knitting is done and wrapped and I am finishing a cup of tea before drifting off so that Santa can go about his work. This is my favorite night of the year, and I hope you’ve all enjoyed it as much as I […]

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Dec 23 2009


From: Abbie To: My Faithful Readers Re: Today’s Shameful Lack of Knitting Content Due to other obligations, I did not knit a stitch today. However. I did make 20 dozen cookies, give or take the ones we ate already. I hope you can all find it in your hearts to be understanding. (If you’re wondering: […]

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Dec 19 2009


Published by under Traveling Sock

The Traveling Sock is not going out today. This is because there is a nor’easter raging outside. When I took that picture a few hours ago it was just flurries, but now the wind is howling and the trees are creaking to and fro. The radio is using words like “blizzard warning” and “possible whiteout […]

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Dec 09 2009

Traveling Sock Sees A New York Christmas

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It’s been a while since my socks took a trip, hasn’t it. Well, last weekend my dear friend J. came down for the weekend to see a little Christmas, so I brought a sock along. The Sock went to Radio City Music Hall: I have seen the Christmas Spectacular quite a few times now (one […]

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Dec 08 2009

November Wrap-up

Published by under monthly wrap-up

November’s a strange month for blogging about knitting: Lots of knitting happens that has to stay secret, at least for a few more weeks. But that doesn’t mean I didn’t have things to share: First off, the HOLLY & IVY SCARF & WRAP: which I’m so happy with. I’ve been wearing the scarf everywhere, and […]

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Dec 01 2009

Socks Socks Socks

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MAPLE SOCKS Pattern: Jaywalkers, by Grumperina Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Shepard Sock in Maple Grove Needles: US1/2.25mm Notes: This yarn was a souvenir from my trip to Chicago this summer. I spent a very long time in Loopy pouring over their large collection of Lorna’s Laces and picking out one pair (which has since turned into […]

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