Category Archives: Knitting

Thunderbolt and linkity, very very frightening!


Mayhem in her role of sock quality control.

Harry is so handsome! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Polly thinking some deep thoughts, apparently.

Cats and socks and linkity, oh my!


Socks for my SIL’s birthday. Some sort of Regia with the DK Flatiron pattern.

MORE socks for my SIL’s birthday, plus Harry (not for her birthday). This was Opal with a R1: Knit, R2: K1, P1 pattern.

Not dead! Polly was purring away. ๐Ÿ™‚

*thlurp* -Mayhem

First linkity of 2022…..

Oh hi… :waves: We’re all alive! Thanks to everyone who checked in – those were bright spots in some dark days.

So far I’m giving 2022 a 0/10 (do not recommend), to be honest. On New Year’s Eve day, I fell on ice and felt fine at the time but felt less fine over the next few days and then spent most of the next two months in bed. My hip and lower back feel SO much better now and I’m even back at work. And when I venture outside, I’m wearing something called EXOspikes on my shoes to deal with the snow and ice.


These look great, don’t they?

I hope they don’t just dissolve when my SIL wears them – I knit them from Poem yarn, which does NOT seem durable at all. Partway through, there was a knot and (although I couldn’t tell at the time) the colorway was attached backwards. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Again, 0/10 (do not recommend) this yarn.


Mayhem on her way to a routine vet appointment.

Polly hanging out on the cat tree.

Thoughtful Harry is thoughtful.

In which linkity contains a photo of completed knitting! (I hope you were all sitting down.)


Socks for me from Sparkly Grainbow yarn (Artistic Yarns by Abi) – Nicole knit herself a pair of socks from this yarn and I HAD to do the same. (Guest appearance by Polly.)

Polly upside down cake!

Intent, focused Harry is focused and intent!

Mayhem suffering Harry’s presence.

Man, linkity is sure having trouble coming up with titles these days

No linkity next week, as I will be listening to Hilary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton speak locally during my linkity making time.

Bookity

Do, Think, Learn, Make

Cookity

Gluten Free

Artsy Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • SO MUCH Good Omens fanfic.

In shocking news, I completed my SIL’s 2017 birthday socks!

*unimpressed* -Chaos

And here are the socks, unobscured.

Linkity needs help with a dilemma

From Thursday, May 11, through Thursday, June 1, I will be taking a bookbinding class that’s required for my Book Arts Certificate (and which is always offered on Thursday evenings for some reason). Since Thursday evenings are my time for putting linkity together, I have a dilemma. A month without linkity seems a little extreme, doesn’t it?! How would y’all feel about maybe two Saturday linkities during that time?

Contest(s)

Bookity

Think, Learn, Do, Make

Cookity

Gluten Free

Artsy Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update
White Corridor (Bryant & May #5) by Christopher Fowler. I gave it a couple of chapters, but it wasn’t working for me at all. It felt different from the other books in the series somehow. DNF.
Battle Street Bolero (Bone Street Rumba #3) by Daniel Jose Older. Very satisfying conclusion to this trilogy.
Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World’s Most Unusual Libraries by Alex Johnson. Very cool look at the many, many different ways that libraries reach people and people reach libraries around the world.


“What socks?” -Mayhem

Oh, these socks? ๐Ÿ˜‰ These were for my SIL’s birthday… her March 2016 birthday. I finished them the day before her March 2017 birthday. Yay?!

Art Journaling Monday! Now with 100% more knitting than usual.

Welcome back to Art Journaling Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

10 journal prompts to get you thinking about politics… if you can stand to do so.


The really funny thing about these socks I “finished” a few days ago? I discovered them when I was looking for something else… and they only needed two ends woven in to be done. Of course, I do remember moaning and bitching about the skein of yarn I used for them, which I firmly believe should’ve been sold as seconds due to the truly alarming number of ends in it. I’d planned to knit these matchy matchy, but by the time I started the second sock, I knew that wasn’t going to work (too many knots) so I knit it from the opposite end of the skein.

“What are these things on the floor?! They seem somehow familiar, maybe from a long, long time ago.” -Mayhem

In which I did my taxes instead of a Misadventure, so have some cute Mayhem on knitted socks pictures instead



Congrats to Dianna, who won Chyna Doll (Horizons #4) by Mickie B Ashling! Chyna Doll is being released today by Dreamspinner Press.



Random bonus picture from my weekend. I call it “Pinata Aftermath” – only five minutes earlier, this monkey had a body:

I’m still puzzled why a yarn designer looked at this colorway (blue/green/brown/black) and decided it needed hints of pink (not visible in the photo), plus sparkles. Yes, all of the little light-colored flecks are sparkles. Link to Ravelry project page.

“My goodness! MORE socks?! What is going on around here?!” -Mayhem

“Mmmmm… sparkly socks…” -Mayhem

Linkity listens to the howling wind and watches the snow blow by

Bookity

Do, Think, Learn, Make

Cookity

Gluten Free

Crafty

Cool

Cool or Wha…?

Wha…?

LOL

Teh Cute

Reading Update

  • Look! Over there! In the sky!

“Hmm. The socks appear even when there aren’t any naughty boys around…” -Mayhem

And without Mayhem:

Ravelry project page, if you’re curious about the yarn, etc.