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Rose City Rollers

color is SY-16 Columbine

decided to add the Mercury lace pattern at the start of the gusset because just stockinette is meh, and it feels like an ankle sock might be nice with lace

Hermione’s Everyday Socks

June 22, 2018

these started out as Sunday Swing Socks but I decided I didn’t like having yo’s at the ends of the needles (only once every few rounds, but still) — this pattern fits what I’ve already knit and it seems like a nice chill sock pattern.

Winding Way Mitts

March 14, 2018

I had to rip out about 15 rows of the second mitt after realizing I should’ve started at a different place in the chart! But it knits up fast enough that it wasn’t a big deal.


TBQH, I’m very disappointed with the bind-off. I tried a stretchy one for a few stitched, didn’t like the look of it, and redid with my regular bind-off held loosely. It was too tight after blocking. 🙁

I may seriously unravel the bind-off and try again?

March 22, 2018

I unraveled the bind-off (undoing the woven-in edge was kind of a nightmare) and redid it with a stretchier technique (k2tog style) with a #8 needle in the contrast color. (Didn’t have enough of the MC.) I really like both the feel of the stretchier edge, nicer to wear, and the almost eyelet-like look with the contrasting color. MUCH BETTER.


I left the yarn tails dangling from the tentacles, which makes for a nice visual. Not including those danglies, it’s about 6.5” long, 4” in diameter depending how you squish the bell.