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The final pair from Socktoberfest

Posted in knitting, soap-making, Socks with tags , , , on November 4, 2014 by needlefingers

And may I present to you – the socks that started it all.

Ziggity Zag socks done

I am so glad I posted here about losing the sock mojo, as clearly that was the oomph I needed to get back on the sock train.

Now, if I could just get the rest of my motivation going.

But I have made just a little bit of soap.

Soap racks 10-27-14

So there is that.  I wish blogs came with smell-o-vision. (optional, of course, for the readers sensitive to smell – though I have made a batch of unscented as well)

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More socks!

Posted in Socks, Socktoberfest with tags , on October 23, 2014 by needlefingers

So, these were finished on Friday evening while Ramblin and I were in Kentucky, just in time for gifting.

Rita's Raspberry Ripples done

Both these and the blue socks were well-loved by their new owners.

And then today, I finished these.

Tropical Monkeys done

And now I’m back to working on those zany Ziggity Zag socks.

I’m so glad I posted about my missing sock mojo.  It’s clearly returned to me in spades.  This might be handy to keep in mind when I do NaNoWriMo next month.

The Sock Monster Cannot Be Stopped

Posted in knitting, Socks with tags , , on October 14, 2014 by needlefingers

So, these are done.

Spring Day Socks done

And I stared these.

Tropical Monkey cast on

And this.

Rita's Raspberry Ripples beginning

And I thought Socktober was going to be sockless.  Ha.

Hmm, may have created a monster

Posted in knitting, Socks, Socktoberfest with tags , , , on October 10, 2014 by needlefingers

A sock monster.

Spring Day Socks

These are going to be birthday socks for a very dear lady.  It’s yarn I dyed that I wasn’t too sure about, but it’s working up fantastically.  Yay for no pooling!  (and now they will start pooling, of course)

Well if I had known it would be that easy . . .

Posted in knitting with tags , on October 9, 2014 by needlefingers

. . . I would have posted about losing my sock mojo sooner!

Behold – socks! (or at least the start of them)

Ziggity Zag socks

Yarn I bought in Vancouver from a local artist

It might have worked a little too well, as I’m finding myself wanting to cast on all the socks.

As a special request for one of the readers out there, I’ll also post more of the hat rampage.

More hats for photography props

The Duketer newborn and toddler sizes

And Ramblin’s hunting hat

1898 hunting hat

I have more knitting that needs blocking and photos, but that seems to be slower than even the sock mojo had been.  Hmm, maybe posting about it will motivate me for that, too.

The Socktoberfest that wasn’t

Posted in knitting with tags , on October 7, 2014 by needlefingers

It’s Socktoberfest!

And who isn’t working on a pair of socks?  This gal.  In fact, the last pair I finished was in June.  June.  Really.

What’s going on?  Well, there’s a pair I started based on a pattern I saw that isn’t currently available.  I’m futzing my way through it, and it’s just not doing it for me.  However, I can’t bring myself to do anything about it, so they languish in my knitting bag.

But if you think that means there hasn’t been any knitting, let me assure you that’s not the case.  Currently, it seems my mind has turned to hats.

Pumpkin hats

These are for a local photographer to use as props.  I’ve made two more pixie hats and found several other cute possibilities.  Today I made a hat in two hours.  Let’s see socks compete with that.

I’m sure the sock mojo will come back. If it can fight its way past the soap-making and weaving.

Moar soap!

Posted in knitting, soap-making on March 11, 2014 by needlefingers

Lemongrass grapeseed bars

This is a batch of grapeseed and other oils scented with lemongrass essential oil.  It smells just like lemon bars.  I may have to bake some actual lemon bars to avoid gnawing on these, which sadly would taste nothing like lemon bars.

Lest you think I’ve forsaken knitting in favor of all things soap, fear not!

Frillibet in Malabrigo Sock "Light of Love"

Frillibet in Malabrigo Sock “Light of Love”

Breakwater in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in "Crystal Storm"

Breakwater in Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in “Crystal Storm”

I’ve also been watching my Craftsy class on floor loom weaving.  This week is spring break, and despite online classes not really needing to observe spring break, I’ve given us all a much deserved break.  My goal is a woven thing in the next two weeks.  Note that I didn’t give any parameters to what the woven thing might be.  The class walks through weaving pillow covers, but something tells me that won’t be my first project.  Not with all the tempting weaving drafts on Pinterest.