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Friday, November 30, 2018

Socks - but not the sort you fill.....

....unless it's with feet!

Another gift off my Christmas list!
The pattern is what I suspect will be my
one and only go-to:  Wise Hilda's Basic Ribbed Sock
by Kate Atherley and can be found on
Ravelry HERE.  
Yarn is from Regia - the 'Pairfect' line, which
makes it SO easy to get matched socks.
Go HERE to find out more!

- Mary Corbet has posted a list of links to lots of free embroidery patterns that you might want to have a look at HERE.

- Sharon Boggon has announced her plans for the TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) and Beyond TAST stitching challenge for 2019 and you can get further information HERE.  If you would like to expand your stitching skills and learn lots of new stitches, this is a great way to do it!

- If you are sharing a recipe with someone, perhaps you'd like to use THIS free site to create fun recipe cards - both virtual and printed.  Thank you Joy for sharing this one and you might want to check out her post  HERE about a cookie recipe blog hop that's happening right now.

- If you have an over-abundance of scrapbook paper and are in need of a gift bag, perhaps the how-to found HERE might be what you are looking for.

Today the quote is from Wale Ayeni...."Be thankful for what you have.  Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else's fairy tale"


  1. Thank you for the TAST link!
    More embroidery is on my list
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. You're welcome! I did TAST the first year Sharon ran it (at least I think it was the first one) and I learned so much. No pressure - just fun and learning. I really should play along again!

  3. Awesome socks! Love that quote too.

  4. Your socks looks terrific, Mary Anne! I always enjoy your links, but this time you outdid yourself. The first link has a treasure trove of lovely free embroidery and cross stitch patterns. I now want to put my yarns away and pull out the embroidery floss. But then I jumped down to the link for making gift bags and I got lost online for a half hour following links from there to wherever they lead (discovering some some great uses for my scrapbook paper hoard). Finally, I got myself back here to comment and say thank you! Okay... truth is, this isn't the first time that's happened to me. Now, if you will excuse me I'm going to check out the TAST link as well as all the others! :)

    1. Ha ha - maybe I should make my middle name 'enabler'??

  5. Great matching socks you have knit. I am amazed that the stripes match on both socks. Great links as always. Years ago I made little gift bags from envelopes. Excellent quote! I feel very blessed. December JOY...

  6. Hi MA, your socks are terrific! Whoever they are for is a lucky duck! I love the link to the recipe cards. It's been awhile since I've checked in and of course, you are doing something interesting. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  7. I love your socks. I'm a sock person and I appreciate a good pair of socks!
    I noticed the apron in your previous post, it's a beauty, great gift!

  8. Always thought socks is the ultimate hard thing to make. Wow! Gift bag idea us great timing.

  9. Those socks look nice and warm. Love the stripes on them. The recipe cards link is great - thanks for that.

  10. Lovely socks, and I recognize the yarn designed by Arne and Carlos! Do you ever watch their videos?

  11. Socks are lovely. My sister is the sock knitter. She takes after our mother.


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