Sunday, August 16, 2015

FREE eGuide to Finishing Your Knits

If you've ever downloaded Craftsy's eGuides, you already know how awesome they are. The editors at Craftsy curate content on dozens of topics, and this month they just released The Knitter's Guide to No-Fuss Finishing.

Four of the articles featured in this guide are written by yours truly, and the rest are written by three other lovely Craftsy writers who love knitting just as much as I do. (Confession: I do not love finishing knits as much as I love actually knitting, but it's gotta be done.)

Get tips on binding off, knit edges, adding buttons, blocking -- it's all here! And did I mention it's free? Yeah, it's free.

Download the Knitter's Guide to No-Fuss Finishing for FREE here.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Knit Gingko Socks, aka Painkiller Socks

I'm surprised that these socks are identical. Actually, I'm surprised the second sock even looks like a sock.

I worked on one sock while we were in New York visiting Alex's mom, and the second sock was mostly worked while I was high on painkillers after having my wisdom teeth removed. Clearly, not even bloody gauze and a few drugs will stop me from knitting.

Not so bad, eh?

Photo by Alex

Pattern: Toe Up Gingko Socks by Cotton & Cloud (FREE pattern!)
Yarn: Kraemer Yarns Saucon Sock in Purple purchased at Purl's Yarn Emporium here in Asheville