Clocks slay time…
time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels;
only when the clock stops does time come to life.

[William Faulkner]

november sock

. . . and a time to knit stockings is finished—ready to go to the disc makers for production and packaging. I set aside most other tasks for the month of October to meet this goal. Whew! I made it.

I have posted a special introductory offer on my website,, for placing pre-paid orders at a reduced price. This offer will last until November 30th and the projected delivery date is mid-December.

The CD will be compatible with both Macs and PCs, and the software it uses is common to almost all computers. You can use your web browser (Explorer, Safari, Firefox, Netscape, etc.) to surf through colored images of 16 sock designs and a “How To” section. You do not have to be connected to the internet to use web browsers. You can open files that are on your local computer. Then, if there is a pattern you’d like to knit, you can open and print its PDF file. It doesn’t take long to open these since they are local and not coming through an internet connection.

The November stocking (pictured above) is knit in the Setesdal folk art style—Norwegian design. The knee stocking is knit using Guernsey yarn and the short sock is knit using cotton yarn. If you click on the “Knitting” link in the left column of this page, you can browse several other socks that are in this book. If you scroll on down this page, you’ll see a photo of me in a sweater that I knit to match the knee stockings.

One more thought. Sometime during the night, time changed (a new experience this year in Indiana). Now I’ll have to read the handbook to figure out how to change my car clock. I don’t really see the point to all of this. Tracking time is a man-made thing—it can be whatever hour we say it is. It is important to coordinate the tracking of time to prevent train wrecks and air disasters, but it is all relative. It would be easier to just pick a time and leave it alone. No matter. I can always find a time to knit stockings.