Posts tagged "socks"

Knits for a Special Baby

Knits for a Special Baby

Dur­ing Hur­ri­cane Sandy, the UCONN Dive Safety Officer’s grand­daugh­ter was born. Eric dives and works with him and asked me to make some­thing spe­cial for the new baby. I designed these pur­ple heart baby socks for her. They turned out so well, I knit a sec­ond pair and listed them at my Etsy store. For Christ­mas,...
A Little More Ahead At Being Behind

A Little More Ahead At Being Behind

Some­how sum­mer escaped us. We are now start­ing school and fall is right around the cor­ner. We missed straw­berry pick­ing. Blue­berry pick­ing is a mem­ory. Last night I finally used up the last of the blue­ber­ries in the refrig­er­a­tor in a pie. Projects feel as piled up as ever. How­ever, we did make time for...
Juggling

Juggling

  For the past few weeks, I’ve been jug­gling sev­eral projects at the same time: a spe­cial order for two pairs of baby booties, a wool appliqué table top­per, a pair of socks for Johann, a pil­low cover for the couch, and a mini-cross stitch sam­pler kit. When­ever I needed a break from one project,...
Life Is Amazing

Life Is Amazing

  As I am putting the fin­ish­ing touches on my wool and silk blend cardi­gan, I am dream­ing about what I will do next. There are six dif­fer­ent projects up for con­sid­er­a­tion. I took a short detour yes­ter­day after­noon try­ing to find a clo­sure solu­tion for a felted bag I want to list on Etsy,...
Sweet Little Diversions

Sweet Little Diversions

I was wor­ried I was loos­ing steam on com­plet­ing my cardi­gan so that I can still wear it before it gets too warm. This yarn didn’t even make it into my stash, because I started work­ing with it right away. I thought this would def­i­nitely keep me on track with my New Year’s res­o­lu­tion to...
The Boy With One Red Sock

The Boy With One Red Sock

For what seemed like for­ever, I had only one red sock fin­ished for my son. He was very patient, but I could tell he really wanted to be able to wear them. And the socks weren’t being knit fast enough for either of our lik­ing. After Christ­mas vaca­tion, I con­tin­ued work­ing on the sec­ond red...
Texas Holiday Knitting

Texas Holiday Knitting

Knit­ting like I wanted to on vaca­tion turned out to be a mixed bag. We went to Texas to spend Christ­mas with my in-laws. Since I wasn’t sure what was and wasn’t allowed on the plane, I called to find out what knit­ting nee­dles I could bring. I was told I could bring a cro­chet...
Knitting Therapy

Knitting Therapy

I’ve been knit­ting a lot to build up my stock for sell­ing on Etsy and at Beste­mors in Mystick Vil­lage this com­ing win­ter sea­son. In between items specif­i­cally made for sale, I’ve been doing per­sonal projects as well. I delib­er­ately cre­ated a project for myself to keep my mind occu­pied while I was recov­er­ing from...