Katherine the Great
I like to think of myself as a storyteller. Mostly I tell stories about knitting.

After the second sock gave me trouble, I did a bit of marathon knitting and was able to finish my gray socks for the Knit-A-Long after all. I got a kick out of the fact that I watched Mirror Mirror while knitting a mirrored sock; it was a better little Snow White flick than I was expecting.
I also watched Legend of the Guardians which was quite good. Finished grafting the toes during Leap Year (great romantic comedy if you’ve not seen it) and talked the husband into pausing while I ran outside to snap a couple of pics.
Gray SocksGray Socks
I like how these feel on my feet. (and no, my legs could not be any whiter. I think I could be a stunt double for Casper. Wait. Ghosts don’t need stunt doubles. I could be a body double for him. You know, in case he has really fat calves….and now I’m realizing, he doesn’t really have calves. nevermind.)

Pattern: Linaria Bipartita Socks by Hunter Hammersen
Yarn: The Plucky Knitter Primo Fingering – Elegant Elephant
mine raveled here

To see what other folks have finished, check out Tami’s Amis, Wisdom begins in Wonder, and Natural Suburbia.

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The first I wish Daryl was here. sock is complete.
I wish Daryl was here. sock.
Pattern: Night of the Living Sock by Cambria Washington
Yarn: Dizzylettuce Claire de Lune – Lichen

The stripee socks were a little too small for Rebecca (I should have followed my knitterly instincts), so I started ripping toes to add a wee bit of length. one done. one to go.
Stripee Sock

…and then this lovely came in the mail (courtesy of Rebecca)
Space Cadet
Space Cadet: Oriana 8-ply: Drizzle

It feels amazing….wool so soft it doesn’t feel real. Nothing inspires me to rework the toes of socks like fresh yarn! Well played, Rebecca!

Ps. Check out what others have finished at Tami’s Amis and Wisdom begins in Wonder and Natural Suburbia

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Once upon a time, I made a cute baby hat, but it was too small, and by too small, I mean it wouldn’t go on a 6 month old baby girl, much less the lady it was intended for (no, I didn’t do a gauge). So, I made a second hat with the hook size recommended for the adult hat….and I could tell it was still too small. I ripped out the single crocheted edging and went up from an H to a K hook and crocheted the edging again. no dice. Ladies and gentlemen, I went up to a size N. That did the trick.
Purple Hat
It fits!
Purple Hat on a Cutie Purple Hat on a Cutie 2

Pattern: Cloche with Small Flower #40464-1C by Lion Brand Yarn
Yarn (hat): something like Vanna’s Choice in purple
(flower): Vanna’s Choice white
Hook: H, N
Regrets: I wish I’d done another row of DC before starting the edging and a few more rows of SC. I’m still pretty happy with it; this little lady makes it look good.
Ps. Iknitarod update: I’ve finished 29 of 42 points on the Hitchhiker shawl and Martin Buser has arrived in Anvik with Mitch Seavey, Jake Berkowitz, and Aliy trying to catch him.
Pps. Check out what others have finished at Tami’s Amis and Wisdom begins in Wonder and Natural Suburbia

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