08 June 2009

it was fun while it lasted

....but may I please be excused from this blog? Thank you.

05 June 2009

anyone who'd like to come to the shop and join in the fun....World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday June 13th;.
I will have drinks and snacks avail from12-4 for your enjoyment.
all are invited bring a chair, your needles and yarn and sit and knit with us!
past the word!
also there will be a 15% discount for all purchases. and a special door prize at 4pm.
KG Krafts 260 New Boston Rd Fall River, MA

01 June 2009


52PPIII has officially begun! If you have not yet signed up and would like to be a participant:
Please email jenncoulter @ gmail dot com to officially register. Registration will close June 21,2009. Participants will be eligible for some special rewards along the way so sign up now.

26 May 2009

Madmoon's Progress

Pair 24 finished. This is Faceted Rib socks from The Little Box of Socks. I didn't quite make it halfway, but I made more socks than I would have without the challenge. I am signed up for PPIII :)


24 May 2009

The Plunge v3.0

Are you all ready to start the next plunge?! We have a new blog and a new group on Ravelry set up! Also new this year are the hosts running the plunge so please be patient as we work together to make this the best plunge yet!

Sign ups are on, please email jenncoulter @ gmail dot com to officially register and be invited to the blog, only the first 97 entries get in so be quick ;)

22 May 2009


When do we sign up for 52 Pair Plunge III? I am ready for the challenge!

21 May 2009

Dunegrass and hubbyhouse, 14, 15

I have had a really bad luck with socks this month...
First, I ordered some needles... I have extremely loose hand, so I need sock needles that are smaller than 2mm to knit socks with right gauge... Yes, yes, I know, I haven't spoken of much else this month.
Anyway, I started knitting Dune grass socks. The gauge is up the walls, but I adjusted the pattern. Really, not rocket science. I made one mistake though... it should have been 7n+1 and I made 7n+1 for both needles (I knitted two at a time on circular needles). Then, after the heel I should loose the +1 and have 7n stitches... I had 44, so I went down to 42. In the forming of the nice, nifty triangle in the back of the socks, 7 stitches are decreased. So I ended up with a sock with 35 stitches... for a grown man. Not even I knit that loose! So I tried to add the stitches, up to 49. Well... I suppose that would have worked, but I kept making mistakes, knitting wrong, dropping stitches... it was as if the sock was cursed! I have used two days to try to knit one effing sock leg! This morning I decided to give it up, and just knit the sock in pattern, no fancy heels and such. It took me like 5 hours to knit the legs to both socks. :->

I also made my dearest husband Hubby House Socks of cotton. Cotton is not very nice thing to knit socks with, it's way too sloppy and so, but he likes them just the way they are... too loose to my liking, with the stranded pattern too tight. Wool would be more forgiving... But - he's happy, I'm happy :-)

Now off to next sock project :-)

29 March 2009

DSC00667 by you.

Felted Fuzzy Feet

Here are the great big socks felted down. Hoping that I really did transfer the pic from flicker if not it should give you the link to the picture. It's late, so I hope this works. Happy Knitting!

20 March 2009

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!!!
The Crocus are up and opening, the Hynaciths are peeking purple heads on dark green stems,the tulips are popping through.
Birds are flying here and there looking for nest building materials and the squirrels are running everyway!
I've seen the bugs beginning to stir and fly soon the worms will catch your eye.

It's been a long long winter but the sun is strong and the winds are blowing, the message is clear Springs' a coming!


this is the time of year where my creative juices start to flow and I find that I have so many projects and so many ideas and so little time that I start to overflow with emotions of never going to be able to get it all out!
I run the gamit of the joy of finishing projects, the anticipation of starting way more than I finish and the guilt of all that I still have to find time for!
May your first day of Spring be filled with the joys of sun,song, and great things.!

"Tommorow is a new adventure to expore when it becomes today!"

12 March 2009

Big Socks

It's Official...Blogger hates me!

Big Socks

I am going to felt these as "house socks" On to the next



Mercurial colorbands
slip stitch pattern
Morning Glory bed socks
Maple leaf socks - an exercise in tension, sadly failed. I just have to accept that I knit loose and get myself piano wire needles size 00000000000000.....
Crocheted socks
Multidimensional/modular socks
another crocheted pair
Then there should be a photo of two more pairs, but - I have deleted my One World One Heart giveaway sock photo, and I can't find the other pair with entrelac. Well, well...

I think these are pairs 4-11 or something like that... Not sure. These are from October to now.

07 February 2009

Pair #12

Pair #12

Pattern: Shifty from Knitspot

Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight Purple Rain

Started on: Jan 29th

Finished on: Feb 7th

These were quick and fun to knit. The pattern was easy to memorize.

06 February 2009


I posted that in the worng Blog!!! sorry!


Today is a great day to refelect on the happenings around us!
the world appears to be falling apart around us, the news just tells of more layoffs, more wars, killings, and all the bad around us..........but yet the world keeps turning and the seasons are still changing. Soon Spring will be here and the world will be colorful and vibrant again. Despite a snowy winter here in New England, at least we can say other areas have had it much worse than we, the white refreshed snow fall at least adds a brightness we seem to need. As you continue to shovel and plow, take a moment to stop and look at the scene around you, the white freshly fallen snow, the birds singing in the trees getting ready to start nesting, the squirrels running to and fro looking for yet more food, bare in mind that below the snow the roots of the flowers are growing and strenghten waiting,waiting,waiting for Mother Nature to tell them it's time to bring their color into the world. The color of the new season will be here before we know it as each season seems to fly faster than the last! Enjoy today as you go through it and remember :: Tomorrow is a new adventure to be explored when it becomes today!
have a great day!

05 February 2009

Madmoon's Progress

Bulky Boot Socks
Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 23. These are for my hubby's birthday next week. These are Bulky Boot Socks by Charlene Schurch with Wool-ease by Lion Brand Yarn.

31 January 2009

Pair #8

At least I'm almost out of the single digits for the year. I finished these last night.

Embossed Leaves

Details on my blog.

28 January 2009

Pairs 18 and 19

A couple more pairs of socks are done, and I'm picking up the pace a bit. Now I just have to make up for last year, I'm still behind.

Pair 18:


Plain stockinette socks in Meilenweit Mega Boots Stretch

Pair 19:


Nutkin in Interlacements Tiny Toes

27 January 2009

Pair #11

I'm very far behind, but I'm very excited to have completed a new pair of socks. These are Superbowl socks knit for the BF.

This is pair #11

Pattern: K3, P1 rib
Yarn: Claudia Hand painted yarns in Steelers
Started on: Jan 15
Finished on: Jan 27

26 January 2009

So far behind

Wow! I'm REALLY falling behind. Both in knitting and posting. Since I've last posted on here I have these completed-


Christmas Socks for my sister knit in STR Twisted, Hollyday colorway.


Leyburn socks in STR lightweight, Garnet Dreams colorway.

Charades in STR Mediumweight, Jubilation and
Forward and Back
Forward and Back socks in STR lighweight, Roskstar colorway.

I think that's all. Whew! I've got a lot more knitting to do!

19 January 2009

Madmoon's Progress

Lacy Mock Cables
Originally uploaded by madmoon

Pair 22 finally done. That took forever...or at least it seemed to. I don't quire recall when I started these and of course I forgot to write it down. The pattern is Lacy Mock Cable Socks. I had started a pair of plain toe up socks when I fell in love with the pattern after finishing a pair of socks for a friend in this pattern. The yarn is KnitPicks Felici in the Hummingbird colorway. Onward to pair 23 :)

15 January 2009

Pairs 16 and 17

I'm starting the new year off right with a couple pairs of socks:

Pair 16:


Scrolls Socks in Crystal Palace Maizy

Pair 17:


Thuja in Interlacements Toasty Toes

10 January 2009

New Year's Resolutions...

I think we are about halfway to 52 weeks and EEEKS!!! I am very far behind. I have some sock orphans...they have no mates. I am resolving to finish some of my UFO's. I have a sweater due to my LYS by Valentine's Day that is about long enough for a Barbie at this point. I have comitted to 20 minutes of knitting for Socks for Solciers. So here is my next pair for 52 PPII. I just gifted these to my friend, Cheryl. They are made with Galway on size 4 needles.
Back to knit a bit!

06 January 2009

Pairs 4-15

Hmm... I guess I'm doing ok with the sock knitting but not too well with the posting.

While moving cross-country and since then I've knit a few pairs of socks - I'll post pictures of a couple but all of them are on my blog.

The socks that drove across the country with me:


The Kauni rainbow socks:

Kauni Socks

And some wedding socks for a friend:

Wedding Monkeys - texture

04 January 2009

Pair 6

Here are pair 6. Time for some serious catching up I think!

These are Bunny Hop Socks knitted in Wendy Mode dk on 3.75mm dpns.

AngieLou My Mersey Paradise