#mostworn: Part One

#mostworn: Part One

Back in November, my lovely friend Kate of Rosalind Craft Supplies had an idea.  A really good idea.  Let’s document, reflect on, and celebrate the knits we wear the most.  I’ll let her tell you more about it:

… the vast majority of knits we see on Instagram and Ravelry are new creations, fresh off the needles. What do those lovely knits look like after they’ve been worn for a while? Did the garter stitch section droop? Did that merino yarn pill? Did that dye fade? More so, I thought it was about time we cherished clothes that are looking a little worn in. With all this in mind, I’m introducing: the #mostworn blogalong.It’s a simple concept. I’m going to write about the knitwear I’ve worn the most in the past couple of years in three categories (torso, neck and feet) and take photos of their current appearance. Then I’m going to nominate two friends to do the same. And hopefully they’ll do the same. And their friends will do the same. And so on and so forth. We’ll fill the blogosphere with photos of well-worn, well-loved handknits.

(You can read Kate’s full post here, which I highly recommend!) Continue reading “#mostworn: Part One”

Thursday Sock-a-long: How to Wear Hand Knit Socks

Thursday Sock-a-long: How to Wear Hand Knit Socks

Well, it’s Thursday, and I have some rather embarrassing news to share.

I haven’t knit any on my Shire Socks this week.  Not a single stitch.  It’s been a bit crazy around here, and when I have had a moment to knit, it’s been all Nut Hap, all the time.

I have been thinking about socks though (and, er, buying sock yarn to supplement my already substantial sock yarn stash).  I’ve been planning ways to incorporate all the socks I want to knit into my fall wardrobe … because making shoe purchases based on things you want to knit is completely legitimate, yeah? Continue reading “Thursday Sock-a-long: How to Wear Hand Knit Socks”