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The final pair from Socktoberfest

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)

More socks!

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

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

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 . . .

. . . 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.

Let the lounging begin!

So, classes are done, assignments are graded, grades are turned in – time to collapse.  Ha.

More like time to Knit All the Things!!!!!!  And spin a few of them, too.  Here’s some recent knitting stuff.  These have already been gifted, so there’s no spoilering going on.

These went to my massage therapist.
Poolside socks done
Poolside mitts

And these went to Ramblin’s parents.

Judy's socks 2012

Howard's socks 2012

There’s a few more yarny things that can’t be shown until Dec. 26.

Today was my first full day of ‘nothing’.  And I pretty much did that.  I had a few assignments to grade from my open enrollment sections, but I finished those up before noon.  I had lunch, went on my two-mile walk (I’m back to exercising after the uproar that is 2012 curtailed my efforts), and have sorted through Ravelry looking for patterns.  I have the first books of The Dark Tower and Discworld.  Winter break holds all kinds of fun.

Fall Getaway

First of all, here’s another pair of socks for Socktoberfest – The Socks Formerly Known As Yarn in Biscotti & Cie Felix “Purple Rain”
The Socks Formerly Known As Yarn

And part of the reason for my hiatus was that we went on a little getaway.

Fort Massac Encampment

Fort Massac Encampment

Metropolis, IL

Superman statue

Up, up, and away

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods view

Garden of the Gods rocks

Garden of the Gods still more rocks

Garden of the Gods rocks and sky

Garden of the Gods more rocks

Garden of the Gods landscape

Garden of the Gods foliage

Pumpkin Patch at Rendleman’s Orchard

Pumpkin Patch hill

Happy Socktoberfest!

It’s October!  It’s time to knit socks!  It’s time to spooky up the blog!  It’s time to update the blog on a more regular basis!  (Okay, you know that last one isn’t happening – not while I’m simultaneously teaching/taking grad courses, but I do miss posting here.)

Basketweave socks

These are a design I made up when something else I was trying was just a little too much for my brain to comprehend at that point.  The yarn is Araucania Multy, and I just love it.

And now, I’m off to write about the Feminist Perspective in Composition Studies and the historical influences on postmodern rhetorical theory.  That sounds way smarter than I feel.


And btw, it’s Socktoberfest!

Cascading Leaves

Now they’re done, Tug

Argonauta done