Not knitting tips, but blog-searching tips.
I get lots of questions every day about stuff that I’ve previously posted in my blog. For example, whenever I post a photo of a completed pair of socks, like this one:
I get several emails asking me where I bought my sock blockers. You can easily find the blog entries where I talk about sock blockers by using the “Search” function on my blog, which is available in the sidebar.
If you are reading my blog by clicking on the link for the daily archive page in Bloglines, you don’t see the sidebar on my main blog page. Go to the top of the page and click on “Main” to take you to the main blog page.
Then look over to the right — there’s a search box in the side bar:
Enter “sock blockers” in the box and click on the “Search” button. You’ll get a list of results — blog entries where sock blockers were mentioned. If you scroll through the results, you’ll find a couple of entries where I put a link to where I bought my sock blockers.
Another common question I get a lot — how I bind off my toe-up socks so that they are not too tight. Enter “bind off” or “bind off socks” in the search box and you’ll get a list of entries where I talk about that.
Another common question is what yarn, what pattern, or what size needles am I using for a current project. Check the sidebar under “My Current Work in Progress” where I list all this information. If I remember where I got the yarn, that’s listed too.
Anyhow, those completed socks are done in Claudia Handpainted sock yarn in the “Blue Terracotta” colorway, using my generic toe-up pattern with a feather and fan pattern on the leg.
And here is my new
mouse cozy sock in progress:
This is Yarn Pirate sock yarn in the “Malamute” colorway. Yarn was acquired from The Loopy Ewe. This is my first time using the Yarn Pirate sock yarn and I like it very much. It’s an ootch finer than the Claudia sock yarn with a very tight twist and it knits up into a lovely soft fabric. Fun colorway too!
And yes, I am still slogging along on Cromarty.
And because I am boring even myself here, I’ll show you something awesome:
Handspun mohair that L-B sent me a couple of weeks ago. Yummers! She spun it from handpainted mohair roving from Holly Spring Homespun. There’s 160 yards, heavy worsted weight.
And a secret about Lucy:
She loves to help change the sheets on the bed!