Free Time!

Free Time!

I don’t know about you, but I always feel as though I’ve been given a gift each fall when Daylight Savings Time ends. I love the concept of “falling back” an hour.  I only wish it didn’t necessitate “springing forward”…

Ode to the Longest Day

Ode to the Longest Day

I’m happy to announce that I’ve uploaded a new pattern on Ravelry. I designed Longest Day Socks while knitting from sunup to sundown as a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s awareness and research. During the 16 hours of sunlight, I completed one and…

A New Pattern

A New Pattern

I’ve recently posted the pattern for my Hygga Delight Socks on Ravelry. Like a lot of people, I’ve embraced the Danish concept of hygge, which roughly translates to “cozy.” And what is cozier than slipping your feet into a blend…

How Does a Square Sock Fit?

How Does a Square Sock Fit?

Since I posted my completed my version of Nicola Susen’s Square Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’ve received a lot of questions about how the sock fits. I have to admit that I didn’t take time to knit…

A Finished Square Sock

A Finished Square Sock

I’m having so much fun with Nicola Susen’s Square Socks from New Directions in Sock Knitting that I find myself knitting on it when I ought to be doing other things. I love how this sock is constructed so differently…

A "Square" Foot

A “Square” Foot

As I knit my way through Nicola Susen’s Square Sock pattern from New Directions in Sock Knitting, I’m struck with her ability to create a sock shape out of simple squares. The sock begins with a square to form the…

Square Socks by Nicola Susen

Square Socks by Nicola Susen

The next pair of socks I plan to knit from New Directions in Sock Knitting is Nicola Susen‘s Square Socks (page 134).                   This sock construction relies on a clever formula for…

Nearly a Pair

Nearly a Pair

In between my other knitting, I’ve been making progress on the mate to my version of Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting. I’m well into the foot of the second sock and sometimes wear the first…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Toe Shaping

Tilt-A-Whirl–Toe Shaping

The star-shaped toe in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting is unusual in that it sits on top of the foot. It’s worked by decreasing eight times in each decrease round to form eight wedges that…

Tilt-A-Whirl--Foot Complete

Tilt-A-Whirl–Foot Complete

The foot in Jennifer Leigh’s Tilt-A-Whirl socks in New Directions in Sock Knitting basically continues in the same pattern used for the Heel Turn, but the piece finally is worked in rounds after all of the leg stitches have been…