Perle Cottage Socks

Last month Mara Catherine Bryner released yet another fabulous pattern called Perle Cottage Socks. In fact this summer she has released a whopping total of three sock patterns (and that’s not even counting Rose City Rollers Littles, a children’s edition of her 2015 pattern Rose City Rollers)! Having knit all of Mara’s previous patterns, I was…

Watermelon Socks

When I saw Havirland’s “Sour Watermelon Sharks” self-striping yarn in her Etsy shop, I pretty much dumped it in my cart and checked out immediately. I love watermelon, but my daughter especially loves watermelon, and the shades in this particular watermelon colorway spoke to me. I HAD to knit a pair of Watermelon socks for my…

Mom’s Blue Rollers

As a second knit gift for my mom’s birthday I made her these Rose City Rollers in one color with no stripes or funkiness–which is just how she likes it. The yarn is Black Trillium Fibres Lilt Sock in the colorway “Sivia.” It’s a real stunner! This Rose City Rollers pattern is by Mara Catherine…

Blue Felted Slippers

The year of feet continues! My mom recently requested a second pair of felted slippers, so I decided to make some for her birthday. I had knit her a pair of Options Flats two years ago (view that project here), but they didn’t hold up well. (For the soles I had chosen to paint on Latex,…

Flying Kettle Jelly Roll Socks

Yet another perfect pattern by Mara Catherine Bryner, these Jelly Roll socks are gorgeous! My husband says they’re my most attractive socks to date, but he always says that so who knows. I started these Jelly Rolls as I do all my socks: two at a time. For the yarn I chose a mini skein set…

Blended Rollers

Over the past year I have seen several versions of the Rose City Rollers pattern floating around on Instagram. Whether knit in a solid color, with speckled, striped or pooling yarn, or with several yarns blended together, these socks are spunky! Naturally I went with the blended–arguably most difficult–route. Diving headlong into my stash I pulled out…

Droid Skew Socks

When I saw Havirland’s self-striping sock yarn in color themes for the droids BB-8 and R2-D2, I grabbed some right away. My husband has always been a die hard Star Wars fan, and my son caught on around the age of two, so it was high time I knit something for the love of Star…

Saturday Matinees for Sophie

I must be in the midst of a substantial sock phase because I cannot seem to stop knitting socks! And making plans to knit more socks. And buying yarn for socks I haven’t even thought of yet. My latest pair of completed socks was begun on impulse. Last week I was idly flipping through Instagram when…

Andy’s G-Rated Socks

I recently finished my husband’s second pair of knit socks, and I’m thrilled with how they turned out. Firstly, he desired a great fit, so I tailored these to stretch around his big, wide feet with the perfect amount of negative ease. Secondly, he wanted them to look good without being too cheerful or flashy….