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Knitting: Socks, Ravelry

This year I decided I’d finally teach myself how to knit socks. I’d done a number of sweaters with complex designs, but for some reason I had thought that socks were scary-hard. I haven’t been an active knitter for some years, so last year I polished up my skill set with a hat and scarf, and emboldened by the fact that apparently I hadn’t forgotten as much as I feared, I decided this month would be the month to finally try making a pair of socks. To my utter shock and surprise they were easy! I should’ve done this years ago! It took me 16 days total for the pair, but there were a few non-knitting days during the first sock and between socks. The second sock only took 5 days to knit! Halfway through the pair I joined Ravelry, the knitting and crochet community. If you’re on Ravelry, beFriend me! 🙂 (My profile.) By the way, the pattern is called “Hermoine’s Everyday Socks”. Yes, that Hermoine, for all you Harry Potter fans. 😉 I dropped a couple of notes on the project on Ravelry, as well as yarn, needle size, etc.  I instagrammed my progress, which you can see below.


Ainy Rainwater has been writing and publishing short stories, essays, and novels in various genres for about 30 years. She lives in the greater Houston area with her husband and rescue dogs. She enjoys reading, writing, playing guitar and percussion, gardening, knitting, tea, baking and other kitchen improvisations, daydreaming, and wasting time online. Her novels are available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other bookstores. She is presently working on a chick lit fantasy series as well as a number of side projects, including a sequel to If Wishes Were Spaceships, a science fiction novel published in March 2016. Her most recent fiction and works in progress are regularly posted to her subscribers on Patreon. She is also known for the digital pop which she makes under the name Gymshoes. "Everest Sunrise" was featured in the documentary What It Takes. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita she released an EP of songs, A Tropical Depression, the profits of which go to benefit the American Red Cross. Gymshoes albums are available from iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores. For more about Gymshoes music, please see, which has liner notes, links to social media, streaming music, and much more. You can find the author on Facebook, Instagram, Goodreads, and Twitter. She occasionally contributes to the group food blog, The Usual Suspects: and posts short miscellaneous things on The Mighty Microblog: A Truant Disposition, is Ainy Rainwater's official author site.

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