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

I’ve restarted the second muppet sock 7 times. Now that I’ve figured out where in the color repeats to cast on, I need to cut off the yarn I’ve knit with over and over because it is stretched all to Hades. So, the second Muppet sock looks like this for now. It’s in time out.
Rainbow Cast On

and I’m working on this pretty mitt.
Purpley Pink Mitt
It’s a test knit for Hunter Hammersen in Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 – Dragonfruit and it is getting rave reviews from the people that are seeing it in the works.

Speaking of Hunter Hammersen, I’m going to be casting on socks for the July KAL before too long. They are really pretty, so join the group on ravelry if you like. It’s a super fun group and you might win a prize!

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m listening to “The Amen Solution” and so far, his brain healthy diet is making a lot of sense.)
Frontier Dreams


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Finished the first Muppet sock (Vanessa antiopa Socks by Hunter Hammersen) including switching out the purled toe for a ribbed toe to match the cuff. I didn’t love the idea of a purled toe with this colorway – I do love the ribbed toe.
Muppet Sock

Then, I started the second sock. Wasn’t happy with the pooling (deja vu) – too much green all on one side. Frogged it. Started over.
Muppet Sock & book
These socks were going to be for my mom and I was worried they would be too small. They were a wee bit tight and it turns out that she’s not a huge fan of the colorway even though she did like the pattern. Luckily for me, Turtle LOVES the colors and they’ll fit her. Winning!

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I’m reading “French Women Don’t Get Fat” for the third time. This book really motivates me to only eat things that satisfy me.)
Frontier Dreams


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I felt like a genius for coming up with this pattern (Vanessa antiopa Socks) and colorway pairing and getting them to play nice… until I reached the heel. After turning the heel, yarn started pooling in a Kermit-like manner on top of the sock (a lot of green). (note: I gave up on the dpn’s with this pattern and switched to circular needles – there was some laddering and I finally decided it was not worth it.)

Muppet Sock 1

Once I got down to 66 stitches, the color pooling started to behave itself a bit better and things were once again chugging along…..until I realized that I did not actually read the pattern and was supposed to have continued row ONE of the chart all the way through the gusset decreases. Well, crap.

Muppet Sock 2

I must frog. This makes me think of Kermit again.

Muppet Socks 3

Ok. Row one ’til I finish the decreases. check. Now, onto the foot AND the rest of the chart. In spite of the false starts, I still think these socks are a quick fun knit.

Mine raveled here

To see what others are working on, check out:
Tami’s Amis
Small Things (I finished reading Outlander – I rather enjoyed it. At some point, I’ll dive into the sequel.)
Frontier Dreams


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