Basic Sock Pattern

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Yarn: Sock weight fingering yarn (Opal, Regia, Trekking, Baby yarn) Skeins: 1 ball Yards: 450 Needles: Addi Circulars: US size 0 for ribbing US size 1 for body Gauge: 9 sts = 1” 12 rows = 1” Fit’s a woman’s … Continued

Cherry Tree Hill Yarn Review

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So you have to take this into consideration when matching a yarn with the pattern that you want to use. This was not the case with Sugar Maple, while I was careful to design a pattern that would work well … Continued

Why This Blog Is About Making Socks

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I can’t believe so much time has gone by since I’ve blogged. It’s with good reason, though. So much has been going on but I have managed to keep knitting socks through it all. I created a website called Sockamaniac … Continued

Great, new yarns

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What can I say, I’m at it again. Couldn’t resist these great yarns. Just look at these colors and textures. Could you say no? Stashamentia strikes again! Let’s face it, when you finish a pair of socks, do you want … Continued

Funny Story about making socks part 2

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Once upon a time (it was more like yesterday to be exact), there was this absolutely gorgeous redheaded beauty named Everett (Ya right! Her red hair was courtesy of Miss Clairol. Oh alright, I confess! It’s really Garnier’s Intense Auburn). She … Continued

Funny story about bad socks

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My dear husband, Please forgive me for my decision to take my life. I just couldn’t stand it anymore. The pressure was too great for me to handle. No one could endure what I’ve been through. It started 3 days … Continued

Knitting is addictive – my explanation

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A recent quote from Knitty Coffeeshop says: Analysis: Sock yarn has more addictive properties than crack. That’s the only explanation I can come up with. Sockamaniac says: “No-o-o-o kidding! We knew that, didn’t we? One thing they forgot to mention … Continued

The Yarn Collective Review

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What did surprise me was the deep purple color added to the red, orange and a touch of fuchsia. I immediately wondered how this was going to work out and what kind of a pattern I would need to design … Continued