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Blog’s New Home

Hey- Thanks for dropping in!

I’ve been taking a web design class the last couple of months, and in the process have built this new site. It’s been a lot of fun, and I have learned a lot, but it’s probably taken some of my attention away from blogging each weekend.

So now that I’ve got my own domain and the blog is all moved over to it’s new home, I hope to be able to give it a little more of my time and energy.

In knitting news, I’m still working on socks for nephews.


But I’m getting mighty close.

Less than half a sock to go. With any luck I can get them in the mail some time this week!

Also been working on a new variation on the Griff+mohair theme


Not quite as flashy as the multicolor singles, but I think it has interesting possibilities-

Question for y’all-

What do you recommend for post-sock-marathon leisurely holiday travel knitting?

The Right Tools for the Job

I normally prefer wood or bamboo knitting needles.


But in size one (2.25 mm), I’ve found them to be a little troublesome.
Probably because I do not hold them with a light touch.

This week I broke 2 wooden needles, and I knew I had to make a change.

But I’ve never liked metal because they are so slippery, and in the winter I knew they would feel too cold.

So I’ve gone high tech-

Carbon Fiber


They have metal tips that are slick, but the whole rest of the needle is carbon fiber, and they are light, strong, and smooth but not slippery.

And they have changed my whole attitude about size 1 needles.

I’m a little behind on my sock project (was hoping to get one done per week)- but now that I’m properly equipped, I’m hoping to get back on track.

Oh- and I also wanted to share a fleece acquisition that I made a couple of weeks ago-


It’s a little jumbled, so you don’t get a good look at the lock structure or length there, but it is a beautiful black border leicester fleece from Jonasson Farms. Even came with its blue ribbon from the state fair this past spring 🙂
I just couldn’t resist.

Just got one lovely skein navajo plied and washed-


As much as I love Shetland wool, I do have a soft spot for border leicester.
Variety is the spice of life, after all

(just don’t tell the boys!)