Taylor’s Orange Toe-Up Socks has become my go-to pattern when it comes to knitting socks for men in a thicker yarn. This is why I can’t say much about these socks that I haven’t said before here and here except that this is the first time I actually knit them in two colours as intended! Since… Read More For the fourth time
There’s something so enjoyable about plain vanilla socks. I think it’s part nostalgia: I remember when my Grandma was teaching me how to knit my first pair of socks. We were sitting in her dining room, I was knitting in her old armchair where she used to read to me when I was little, and… Read More Wait, these two socks don’t look the same!
Meike of Schnitterling, Patricia and I have been meeting up weekly for a knitting evening the last few months. It’s been extremely fun knitting together while drinking tea, eating cookies and watching the guys play videogames. (Apparently we like our conservative gender roles.) (Just kidding, I have played like 112 hours of Witcher 2 according… Read More Who knew sock knitting was such an adventure?
In my humble opinion, selfknit socks are the perfect Christmas gift. After all, what better represents the Christmas spirit than “I want you to feel warm and toasty so here’s a pair of socks to wrap your feet in”? QED. This pair is for my uncle, who wears my knits faithfully and has therefore earned… Read More Merry Christmas!
Another pair of socks! I know, I’m not being very creative right now. I just had so much fun with the other socks that I felt myself searching sock patterns on Ravelry all the time! I had plenty to choose from, too, seeing that I have about 150 sock patterns in my queue. Do I… Read More Magenta, Irresistible!
Since I can’t bring myself to gift my godchild the Barbie merchandise she’d surely love, I gave her a knitting doll and started teaching her how to use it. This requires me to actually spent time with her as opposed to just throwing things at her, which I feel is the most satisfying and rewarding… Read More Bellatrix Colours for Cookie A’s Devon Socks
Dearest blog, I would like to apologize sincerely for the criminal way in which I neglected you. Please don’t be mad at me! That one paper was eating me alive, and then I had this work thing in Vienna, and then uni started again and demanded all my attention. Bad uni, shame on you! But… Read More Sometimes sock knitting is what my brain needs to take a break from uni panic.
I know May has been over for a while now, but I still wanted to post the promised MeMadeMay ’14 roundup – life has just been very demanding. First a gallery with every garment I’ve worn in May! Click on one of the pictures to enlarge it. I really have to thank So, Zo… for creating… Read More Me-Made May ’14 – Summary
Right after knitting the Man Thing hat for my uncle in 2012, my Grandma told me he had talked about needing socks because he always had cold feet in the evening. My Grandma always had the best timing with these things. However, I made a mental note to remember this for the next birthday and… Read More Socks for the Distinguished Gentleman
Once upon the time I heard about a secret mystical creature named progress, and its even more secret and more mystical brother, the finished object. Alas, they are far away and unreachable at the moment, it seems! So I thought I’d at least show you the patterns I’m using. (Photos are taken from the Burda… Read More Projects, projects, projects …