Category Archives: Hogwarts sock swap

Gifties, socks, and a public service announcement

First, the public service announcement: “To whom it may concern: If you cannot pick up your feet when you walk, you MAY NOT wear mules, slides, or clogs of any kind. If I can hear each step as you walk … Continue reading

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I know, right?

The above phrase is said often by my oldest stepdaughter. It drives me absolutely batshit. She has achieved the ultimate in domination over the stepmother* though: she got me saying it.And that has nothing to do with anything.I have a … Continue reading

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The heat is on

Geh.The weekend was not as it was intended to be – we missed a dinner and the cleaning lady we hired for my dad’s house had vehicle problems, so Dad’s place is still The Place Where Dust Goes To Retire. … Continue reading

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Tuesday is the cruelest day.

On Monday, you’re still a little fresh from the weekend (or at least, your exhaustion is countered by all the fun you had). Wednesday is the tipping point of the week, heading into the weekend. Tuesday just sucks. However! Mondays … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle

Ahhhh, nothing like a new project to help you recover from the Curse of the Unknittable Socks.My sea silk decided it did not want to be a design I came up with – it wanted to be a Swallowtail Shawl.Smooth … Continue reading

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I. GIVE. UP.

My Hogwarts sock is cursed. CURSED, I TELL YOU!Some proof: I started argyles. Fancy schmancy, I was smug, I thought my socks would be the best ever and my pal would want to be my lackey forever, because I was … Continue reading

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Hogwarts update

Gimme some house points for Ravenclaw!Sadly, my pal’s socks still look like this: Socks don’t grow in timeout. I will be travelling this weekend – I hope they will grow some while I’m out and about, but I have to … Continue reading

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Public Service Announcement

If you’re knitting happily along on your argyles and you notice, say, that there is a misalignment a few rows back and your points aren’t lining up, you might be tempted to frog back a few rows. Don’t do it. … Continue reading

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Unholy messier

Here it is again, only bigger. Unholy crap Mebbe not so bad from the front? Yes, it’s an argyle sock. For the preppy Gryffindor in your life. A chip off the ol’ block.

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Unofficial eye candy

Look what I got. O. M. G. 3 hanks of Great Big Sea Silk in Periwinkle, from here, for this. All the colors I’d hoped for, the shimmery depth, the softness… Scuse me while I roll around in it nekkid. … Continue reading

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