Daily Archives: October 4, 2011

WIP Wednesday: Toasty Toes Edition.

Lately it seems to be all about feet in my knitting. I suspect this has to do with the weather getting colder and me having to admit that sandal season is sadly over.  Walking around barefoot is being replaced by walking around in knitted socks which is both lovely and sad at the same time. My pedicure is in terrible shape but that doesn’t matter since no one will be seeing my naked little piggies for quite some time.  Sigh.
But, for your viewing pleasure a gallery of toasty toes knitting.

Click photos for pattern links.

First, Minion Feet.  I realize that these don’t keep our toes warm, but I’m pretty sure that the minions are darn happy to have them.


Just a sneak peek. Check back on Friday for heads and arms.

Next in line are the first pair of Saturday Morning Slippers for my mum.  I realize that at this stage they are more like foot cushioning than warming, but they need to start somewhere.


Going to up a needle size for the actual foot. But I like the super soft sole.

Next, My Vampire Boyfriend socks have been started.  Not much finished so far, but they are on the needles and ready to go.


I am already in love with the yarn. MCN the sockquel for Indigodragonfly

And finally, the Fishbone Gansey socks are getting the love they deserve and are well on their way to being socks and not sock.


No sock for me!!!

So, four wips, all feet.  But I am certain that there will be no cold toes in mine or anyone else’s future.

For more exciting WIPS be sure to check out Tami’s blog.


Temptation Tuesday; Or: Does She Ever Finish Anything?

I love Vampires. I have since childhood. My first memory of any Vampire was The Count from Seasame Street. Then I became addicted to the Bunnicula series of books. (It’s the story of a vampire bunny who sneaks around at night draining the juices out of all the vegetables in the house and it’s up to Howard the dog and Chester the cat to thwart the bunny’s evil plans.) Then in my early teens, Fright Night and The Lost Boys came out. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve seen The Lost Boys, but it’s safe to assume that I can quote the entire movie from start to finish with a pretty high degree of accuracy.

In my later life I discovered Buffy, (the TV show, not the terrible movie), but more importantly Spike. Now there’s True Blood in both book and T.V. form,  and Eric.


(Sorry, brain went away there for a second. Can you blame me?) And Vampire Diaries is a lot of fun. In my world, vampires do not sparkle.

So I am a little shocked that when Kate released the pattern for My Vampire Boyfriend socks I didn’t jump all over them. Maybe it’s because I saw Kate working on the design while we were both at our LYS. (If you ever get the chance to talk socks with Kate, do it.   She’ll give you tons of great tips for surviving sock knitting during a normal conversation.) I saw the socks and knew about the pattern before the issue of Knitty was published so, they really didn’t register on my radar as something that was new and exciting. I saw other people making them. I saw the socks all over Ravelry and still they didn’t click in my brain as something I needed to knit.

Then I found out that I had been placed on Team Hellmouth ,  the Buffy the Vampire Slayer group, for Nerd Wars, and all that changed. The first pattern that came to my mind was these socks and now I have to knit them. I am literally vibrating with excitement at the thought of making these.  Or maybe it just too much coffee.  In fact, the skein is caked and ready to go.


I realize this is blue and not red. I had yardage concerns for my red skeins of sock yarn.

Just this once the temptation was too strong to resist and I’m giving in. But that’s okay. Life is all about these little treats.