January Wrap Up

q~Feeling good about the projects finished this month. All have been completed using up stash.  Here’s my progress on 2013 Goals:


  • Leaf Muddars – my pattern
  • Peasant Ruffled Pidge – Skacel Knitting
  • Whittier Hat – by Anne Kuo Lukito, my handspun yarn
  • Beginner’s Socks – Heather Storta
  • State Street Cowl – Quince and Co.
  • Small knit bag – my pattern
  • Tidal Wave Socks – by Deby Lake
  • Litla Dimun Shawl – in Folk Shawls
  • 2012 Mystery Shawl KAL
  • Mystery Shawl
  • Brioche Scarf – in Knitting Brioche – Half done
  • Lavender Linen Lace Shawl
  • Self-fringing Shawl
  • Directional Scarf
  • Volna Scarf – by Grumperina – Done some knitting
  • Victorian Shawlette – Done some knitting
  • Kimono by Plymouth Yarns – Done some knitting
  • Concerto – triangular ruffle shawl by Sheera
  • Heart to Heart Beaded Scarf – by Sivia Harding – Done some knitting
  • Amanda’s Vest for Scarf Knitters – by Amanda’s Art-Yarn
  • Flower Blanket – black and white handout, no author listed – new block knit
  • Knotty Scarflet – Sivia Harding
  • Lazy Girl Shawl – Melissa Mitchel
  • Kaellingesjal 1897 – Hap shawl by Mette Roerbec
  • Norwegian Star – finish second sock
  • Winona – shrug by Berroco


  • Nightgown – 2 1/2 yards
  • Bucket bag – 1 yard
  • Pieced squares for queen sized quilt

This Sock Pattern Is Much Better!

~You may remember the horribly, uninteresting sock pattern I was using to knit a pair of socks. With much gusto, I unraveled them and started a new pattern. This is the yuck pattern:

The new pattern is Tidal Wave Socks by Deby Lake. One of my blogger friends was knitting them and I apologize I can’t remember who. 8-( I’m already loving these socks.  This is the softest yarn! Debbie Macomber Petals, merino, angora, and nylon. I purposely wanted a “water” pattern since this yarn reminds me of water. Can’t you just hear the waves against the shore? 😎

I always knit socks and hats on two circular needles. With that darn Arthur-itis in my hands it’s the only way! 😎 Anyway….. I remember when Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles: A Manual of Elegant Knitting Techniques and Patterns by Cat Bordhi was published in 2001. That technique was for me! I tried it immediately and it “took”. 😎

One of the first Needlecraft Magazines I read was August 1918. Imagine my surprise when I found a Letter to the Editor about knitting two socks at once. The following is a copy of the letter. Following the letter is the article on How to Knit Two Socks At Once. I didn’t have my great equipment for scanning, etc in Montana so I’ve Photoshopped the article together. 😎 It was so long, I didn’t want to type it incase I made a typo. If any of you try this method please let us know. 😎 I really love reading old history about knitting. 😎