My current work in progress:

1. "T-Rex," designed by Rebecca Danger, knit from Blue moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock in the "Lucky" colorway on U.S. size 3 needles.
2. Myriad stealth projects.

Binding Off

There were a couple of questions in the comments about the bind-off I used for my pink sock.

It’s Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-off. Cool, eh?

I tried it out on my last pair if socks — the Diamond Lace socks. Here’s a close-up:

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Here’s a close-up of the bind-off on my pink sock:

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They look different because, of course, the periwinkle sock is fingering weight and the pink sock is sportweight.

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Is it stretchy? Yes it is!

Is it stretchier than the Russian bind-off I usually use? Not noticeably, I think.

Do I like it better than the Russian bind-off? Well, no. My major beef is that it takes longer to execute. But if you need something really stretchy, and you like the little pattern it creates, this is the bind-off for you!

In the “You Need to Know” Department

Lucy would like to share with you that I have not turned on the heat yet.

It occurs to me that because I have embarked on a regime of Clean Eating, I ought not to call Lucy my “Little PopTart” anymore. Seriously, how unhealthy can you get?

From this point forward, when I an feeling particularly sappy and wish to call Miss Lucy by a pet name, I shall refer to her as my “Little Bowl of Organic Oatmeal Cooked with Dried Organic Blueberries and Dried Organic Fuji Apples and Sprinkled with Organic Flaxseed Meal.”

It’s just not the same, is it?

Here (because Sharon asked) is a picture of the new glasses I just got:

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And here is Miss Lucy, on the move!

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And That Is the Weekend That Was

How is it possibly that holiday weekends can whiz by so quickly?

We had a lovely Thanksgiving and the turkey was yummy. Lucy had her own little plate on the floor next to the table and she enjoyed her turkey dinner as much as we did.

I finished my diamond lace socks:

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A close-up:

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As I mentioned, there are knit from ShibuiKnits Sock in the “periwinkle” colorway.

And if you look at them side by side, you can see the difference in the yarn, even though it is the same colorway and same dyelot:

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One sock striped and one didn’t. It’s always weird when that happens.

Name That Mitten!

Thank you to everyone who suggested a name for my mitten design. There were so many wonderful names you guys offered tht it was hard to narrow it down. But we finally have and we have chosen a name: Celtic Frost.

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Several of you mentioned this name, but the prize goes to the commenter who offered it first: Cathie Jones. Cathie has been emailed and will receive a kit to knit these mittens.

As you recall, I designed this mitten for the Dye Dreams Four Seasons Mitten Club. The kit will be available soon, so if you like the design but did not win, you can still make ‘em!

New Project

I started something new. Here’s a sneak peek:

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More later!

Lucy Sez

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“Why can’t we have Thanksgiving every week?”