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  • Writer's pictureCarrie P

Episode 22 - Some FO and Socks

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

Knit down the stash and try to be focus on project purchases

Off the Needles

  • My $14 Weekender by Andrew Mowry! I made this with Knit Picks Brava in Rosebud Speckle. It was on sale for $2.79 a skein, so why not. Yes, it is acrylic. But it is also a sweater I can toss in the washer and dryer and wear like a sweatshirt. I also have the yarn in Blush which is the light pink background. That will probably be another Weekender, a Flax, or an Autumn League Pullover.

  • Socks. I machine-knit socks using some super cool new yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company - it's their self-patterning yarn, and it is fun! I don't think it is out on the market yet - I am a member of their sock clubs (those are a STEAL!) and this was the three-month club that ends this month. I can't wait to see what comes next! I am totally LOVING my Dean and Bean Sock Machine and becoming kinda proficient. Will it mean I stop hand-knitting socks? No. But I do love cranking through ancient stash!


  • Prism Baby Blanket by Make and Do Crew - this is a gift for a coworker. I am on the border and bored out of my skull with about four rows to go. It is gorgeous though. I started one for me, but I think I will do a star-stitch blanket instead.

  • Cozy Up Knits Mini Me 2023 MKAL using my Always Be Kind Advent yarn. This is going to be BRIGHT and cheery!

  • Socks, socks, socks. All on the machine. I am figuring out what I want to do with my stash yarn - do I just knit tubes? Tubes with heels and hung hems? I mean, I could crank everything into tubes super quickly, but that's no different than keeping the yarn in my stash, honestly. Needless to say, there will be lots of socks knit for gifts and maybe sold for "gifts" if folks want them for friends. I just want to clear out the old stash.


Knit the good stuff, be nice to one another, and hey - relax a bit. Very few things in life are really worth getting that upset about. I promise.

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