Wednesday, March 26, 2014


These socks would have been done ages ago if I wouldn't have been such a chicken about the toe-up construction. Now that I've gone through it it really wasn't difficult at all- it really is just thinking through the heel shaping in reverse.

I also really got moving on these socks once I started working on them while I walk on the treadmill. My left foot is still dropping part of the time so I'm taking it slow on the treadmill- slow enough that I can knit and walk at the same time. Talk about motivation to walk- now that knitting is involved I'm a little more excited to get on the machine. It's a guaranteed 30-40 minutes of knitting time depending on how my leg is doing! I'm making 2 miles in about 40 minutes right now, but I'm hoping to work down to 30 minutes over the next few weeks.

Just the sewn bind offs left for each sock... and another pair done.


I'm currently reading a strange assortment of books, because of the season. I've tried and tried to think of a classier way to put it, but truthfully, this is "itchy" season. Basically we all want everything to be different than it is right now. We want it to be warmer and cleaner and more organized and more fun... and this season is none of those things. It's cold this last week of March, the house is in need of spring cleaning, but it isn't warm enough to throw wide the windows and make hard work of each room. Everything seems to scream to be re-organized in March and the boys want to spend the day outside when we really need to march forward with school so that we can actually have a break at some point.

We are itchy.

And my current reading list reflects it:

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb
How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman
The Core by Leigh Bortins
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
The Everlasting Meal by Tamar Adler


  1. I'm working on my first toe up sock and I'm trying to decide what heel to use. I'm leaning towards and afterthought heel but I'm not sure.

  2. Fantastic socks, love the detail on the front. I'm still chicken about trying toe-up.

  3. Love your socks. I thought toe-up would be so complicated, but I was pleasantly surprised.

    I cannot wait until I can throw open the windows and air out my house, too, while I spring clean.

  4. So so so happy to hear your on the treadmill with knitting no less!! I don't think I could do that... I've been walking daily and trying to be "healthy".

  5. These socks look cool, neat colors and pattern! I've never done socks yet, so I don't know the challenges of the toe part, I can just imagine...

  6. wow, goodness, knitting on the treadmill! i'm very impressed!

  7. I wish I had the skills for socks. And for walking and knitting at the same time, lol! I hear you on the itchy part. I am SO done with this weird weather. It feels strange to see the trees and flowers acting like it's spring and it still be so very frigid!

  8. Gorgeous socks, loving the pattern in the front.
    Have a beautiful week, I hope it warms up for you soon.

  9. Beautiful socks. I love that yarn. What a great way to get your treadmill therapy completed. It makes a drudgery enjoyable.


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