Ladies, Welcome to the Women’s Land Army

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I thank you, beautiful readers, for waiting so long with me for these photos to be up. The weather in Oregon has been spastic, changing it’s mind from rain, sun, cloudy and everything in between on an hourly basis. But they are finally here! I had so much fun with my talented photographer friend and future roommate (which means much more photography!) Michael Banh as we attempted to take these while a class of over 100 biology students were walking by. Yeah, that was awkward.

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We’re twinsies.

Looking back, knitting this sweater was not too bad. Truthfully, I ended up practically making up the entire pattern as I went. The sizing and overall shape came out perfectly. I studied old photos of Land Girls as well as modern adaptions of their attire (such as the show Land Girls) in hopes of making it as accurate as possible. I purposefully knit it fairly tight, and it ended up only taking about 850 yards of worsted weight!

Okay, enough of me jabbering, you probably want to see some photos.

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Now I feel ready to join the Women’s Land Army.

Oh wait, I think I need some stockings… 😉

xoxo

Sydney

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An Unexpected Detour

Hi, my name is Sydney, (“Hiii, Sydney”) and I am obsessed with knitting socks.

Wow, that feels good to get off my chest!

I never- and really, I mean NEVER– thought I would be “one of those sock knitters.” You know, the kind who can’t be without a sock on the needles, who scroll through ravelry at one a.m. looking at sock patterns, who believe buying sock yarn doesn’t count… okay, to be fair, I already believed that. But the magic of sock knitting has taken over! I love knitting socks. I’m not even afraid to say it, I love socks!!

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Prior to this discovery, I have knitted 2 1/2 pairs of socks . My first pair are huge, my second were worsted weight ankle socks for a friend, and the 1/2 is a knee high striped sock that I suffered Second Sock Syndrome with. But now, I feel strange when I don’t have a sock going!

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These were my first pair after I caught the sock bug. They are from a 1953 pattern book found for free here! The yarn I used is Anzula Dreamy, which is, for lack of a better word, dreamy. I would highly recommend working with it.

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The most recent finished pair are from the same 1953 pattern book. Though I modified a simple sock by adding a small lace pattern of k2tog, yo, k2, yo, ssk, to either side of the leg & foot. This yarn is Pigeonroof Siren Sock, which is also lovely but sadly discontinued.

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Yay for socks! Currently I am working on a Malabrigo sock from Nancy Bush’s Knitting Vintage Socks and loving it. I don’t know when this sock craze will end, but if “never” is the answer, I think I would be okay with that.

My Land Army sweater is done, hopefully it will be photographed this week!

xoxo

Sydney

p.s. I met an octopus today. Her name was mystery.

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