Tagged: Sibling Socks

A closeup of the heel flap and gusset on a ribbed sock.

In Which the Pirate Uses Leftovers.

While totally avoiding working on the Aviation Socks, these were my mindless socks for knit nights and car rides. I had about 80 grams of blue Trekking XXL left over from knitting socks for Michael, back in.. um.. 2008. Combined with some other leftovers, they’re now socks for me! We’ll be able to tell them apart because his don’t have the scrappy bits. I...

Three adults and three children knitting and crocheting on a couch.

In Which the Pirate is Part of a Generational Tradition.

Mom told me that she’d been teaching her granddaughters (my niecelings) to knit, that all three of them had caught on, and that I should bring a project to her house so that we could all knit together. As I mentioned in my previous post, I didn’t have anything that was in a good spot to be a traveling project. But instead of saying...

In Which the Pirate Knits On.

In Which the Pirate Knits On.

I’m just past the gusset decreases and into the foot of the first Timey-Wimey Jaywalker, and very near the toe of the second Sibling Sock, so I’ve swapped them out: the Jaywalkers are going to become my traveling sock and I’m cranking away on the Sibling sock right now, hoping to finish it (and the pair!) tonight. Pirate-Husband and I are going to be...

In Which the Pirate Zig-Zags.

In Which the Pirate Zig-Zags.

I’d been putting off writing out the pattern for the Sibling Socks for too long. There were a few portions of my notes that made sense to me, but I knew that I’d have to be more clear if I wanted to share the pattern. So after I made myself sit down with my notes and just write them out already, I felt that...

In Which the Pirate is Proud to Present…

In Which the Pirate is Proud to Present…

This snugly-fitting ribbed sock design grew from a shortage of fine-gauge sock patterns. I was working with Trekking XXL to make a pair of socks for my sworn-brother Michael. When I swatched on size 0 needles, I got an gauge of 45 stitches to 4 inches – somewhat incredible, since most of the sock patterns I’ve seen are written for more like 32 stitches...

In Which the Pirate Gets Jump-Started.

In Which the Pirate Gets Jump-Started.

Like so many people I know, I am a procrastinator. Getting started is the hardest part of a project for me. Once I get going, the momentum will keep me working for a while. The other day I was linked to an amazing post from Make Great Stuff titled Getting Jump Started, and I thought it would be a great thing to try. Sometimes...

In Which the Pirate Casts On, Again.

In Which the Pirate Casts On, Again.

Sometimes it’s difficult to choose a traveling project without casting on for something new, and sometimes it’s really obvious. Fortunately for me, this is one of the obvious times! On Wednesday I’ve a four and a half hour train trip, followed by an eight hour drive on Thursday, and then a long weekend in Ottawa with my sworn-sister, the Knitting Ninja and some of...

In Which the Pirate Stripes.

In Which the Pirate Stripes.

This is the first of the Stripey Striped Socks. I don’t think I’ve had a love-hate relationship with a yarn like this before. The only thing that might come close is the Plymouth Sockotta that I used for Pomatomus. The colors are just perfect, but knitting with the yarn… not so much. I hate to admit it, but I’d kinda like a second pair...

In Which the Pirate Knits in the Bar.

In Which the Pirate Knits in the Bar.

Last night, I went out with Pirate-Husband and a bunch of his now-former co-workers to celebrate his last day at his job. He is moving on from being “Field Services Manager” at a construction engineering firm, to being “Vice President of Business Development” at the marketing arm of a company selling energy management services. It is a big, exciting step up! Anyway, because it...

In Which the Pirate is Halfway Through.

In Which the Pirate is Halfway Through.

With very little complication, the second edition of the Brother Sock is well on its way towards completion. I did have to futz with the heel numbers a bit – how do those numbers work? They never seem to come out even when I try to make them up myself. I bet there’s a formula… or maybe it will just become intuitive with time...