Category: frog pond

A pair of handknit socks with chevron stripes in purple, gray, white, yellow, pink, and tan.

In Which the Pirate Makes a Sad Discovery.

This morning I reached into my sock drawer and pulled out a pair of Jaywalkers that I knit a dozen years ago. They haven’t gotten much wear and they still look really good, but… I couldn’t get the sock cuff over my heel. And then I remembered the last time I tried knitting a pair of Jaywalkers. My feet have grown. Dangit. I guess...

Two stripey socks, one of them finished, one of them almost finished and still on the needles.

In Which the Pirate is Disappointed.

Over a decade ago, I excitedly bought a skein of Kureyon sock yarn and cast on for a stupid idea: I split the yarn in half, wound each half into a cake, and tried to knit from both ends of the ball at the same time, alternating every five rows. I’d made a stripey striped scarf out of regular Kureyon yarn and loved it,...