All XtopherCB, All The Time


check out the show notes > questions… :wink:

ETA - oh, and i get a shout-out and a response to a question i posed on his ravelry blog (around 42:30, in the ‘questions’ segment).


I watched/listened long enough to decide he should change his user name to Chatty Cathy. Sorry, but I just couldn’t stand his blathering on and on and on. I am interested in your question and the answer you received, I will try find it.

ETA I found it and played that segment.

…it’s that i’m fighting ADD/ADHD… how many new projects can one person get excited about AND cast on, in one day?

How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a Tootsie Pop?

i had a whole thing going here and then decided it’s simple…

it’s not you, it’s me (well, it’s me and this pattern). so don’t take anything personally. you should keep enjoying this pattern and making some great stuff.

i’m just going to (mostly) plug away, a round or two at a time, on current WIPs, and then find easy/ier patterns for charity knits, so i can get rid of some acrylic and bulky yarns. and then i’ll reassess how i’m feeling about other items/patterns.

I’m not bummed by it, don’t think that. It’s a combination of different ways of processing information and a pattern that does not work for you. I grasped the concept and from there it’s no big deal, just a few snags here and there like I can’t count and start increases and decreased in the wrong place and so I frog and redo.

Acrylic yarns would make great baby blankets and there seems to be a need for them. They’re smallish so if you don’t have a whole lot of one yarn you could probably still make one. They’d allow you to try different stitch patterns you want to explore too. Most any baby item should easily find someone to love it and appreciate the work you do.

sockmatiguy sure goes on and on.

does he eventually get to the part where he shows us knitting?

ha ha… :wink: yes, he does… a LOT of double knitting.

I did socks using double knitting, many MANY years ago.

its like magic. two socks at once, with one tucked into the other as you go.

cast off, and MAGIC! you pull the inside sock out of the outside sock and you have a PAIR!!

no second sock syndrome.

they took forever.

Someone who has actually done them that way. Cool. Discussion about doing socks like that comes up now and again and now we have someone who can say they did it, it works, it’s magic! I’ve seen the videos, I’ll take your word for it. lol I’m sure I’d end up with a real mess if I tried it.

i know has been an oft-mentioned pattern, on ravelry and elsewhere. althought it looks like there aren’t many project pages, so who knows how many times it’s actually been done…

Oh, the purple and green…gotta do that…but my usual 2@time magic loop style. And a gusseted heel. And a different toe. They’ll be just like those only different. :wink:

well, you know what they say about socks:

they may not be big, but they’re small.


Socks are small but mine are big. :zombie:

:yay: just my luck.
one of my knitting group “friends” has given me a sock pattern.
probably payback for the filatura magazine I gave her last week.

I do love my knitting group.

everyone is helpful, encouraging, and lively.

and we trade shtuff like jigsaw puzzles, books, yarn…

this was included in an email from instructables this morning… i found it fascinating.

I think what I need is a version of 3-D that will make me my wretched green grandpa sweater. so I don’t have to finish it.

I have freakishly long arms. The sleeves with take FOREVER.

a few of the things i’ve been working on the last 6 months or so.

03 - purple socks
02 - process vs project
01 - double down beanie

there are a few other things too, but some of them so recent i haven’t taken pictures yet… more to come later.

cheers, X

The socks and the hats are wonderfully well done, X. Did you use patterns for the hats or are they your own design? Both very fashionable.