If I admitted a pair of socks took me a year and a half to knit, would you wonder what had gone wrong? Why I didn't give up on them? It wouldn't be the first pair I walked away from. issue one: the colourway This was named Spring Leaf Stripes and is a combination of grey, black, white, ... and yellow. While I don't like white in my socks (or my leaves), the bigger issue was the lack of green. These spring leaves need to have the … [Read more...] about socks, finally
On Sunday I finished another pair of socks for E. He loved the most recent pair so much he asked me if I would knit him another pair. So I did. He had a few changes for this pair, while he loves the bright colours of his Into the Whirled pair, could this pair include some blues and greys? Could the leg and cuff be longer? Of course! That's what I love about making socks, I can modify to fit specific requests. At VK Live last … [Read more...] about more socks!
Last Friday I finished E's socks. They were worn to work this week and returned home with a favourable review. Yay! This is the fourth pair I've knitted him and the first pair that will be worn again. Yarn: Into the Whirled Pakokku Sock in Palindrome Paint in colourway Ramble, purchased at NYS Sheep & Wool 2015 Needles: 2mm (US0) Project started: 26 October 2015 Project completed: 18 December 2015 Ravelry project page They … [Read more...] about socks!
Teabird and I have been exchanging handmade gifts and handwritten letters for years now. She fell in love with the Synchronicity Collection by Andi Smith and I asked her if there was anything I could knit for her as I really loved the designs. There was. She also had the most perfect yarn she wanted me to use. The yarn arrived and I knitted a White Pond Cowl. Isn't it lovely? The yarn is Holiday Yarns FlockSock in Vanilla and … [Read more...] about gifts exchanged
Recently most of my knitting has been for others, so it was nice to join a group test knitting for the awesome Miriam Felton. That pattern is now available and I'm really excited about it. My sock drawer has become thin of late. So it was a nice bonus to knit two pair of socks for me, and I'm carrying the yarn for a third in my little swift. Footie socks provide just enough coverage to be comfortable with clogs, toms, or just … [Read more...] about spring and summer socks