Finished project – Driftwood Hoodie

(Hoody? Hoodie? Eh, *shrug*) My first finished jumper for five years! I’ve already told you the story of my love affair with this pattern. Nothing further to add, really, beyond the fact that I ended up finishing this jumper 13 months to the day after casting on, which if I were superstitious I would link…

Once upon a sock in August – still twisting

So: sockwise there has been small but significant progress since my post at the beginning of July. Namely, this: I finished the first Twisted Soul sock, blocked it and… it pretty much fits! I won’t lie, it’s a snug one, but blocking did relax it a little bit. Also the end result is just so…

ACHIEVEMENT KLAXON

I have FINISHED DRIFTWOOD, PEOPLE, that’s FINISHED DRIFTWOOD. It’ll get a proper post with proper modelled pictures at some point (this is a hastily-taken one from before leaving for work this morning) but I wanted to mark the moment. Woooohoo!

All the colours. All of them

You GUYS, I had the best time at Pomfest on Friday. Did you go? Did you see pictures? It was such a blast – an array of gorgeous vendors, many of whom were new to me. Piles and piles and even more piles of the prettiest yarn. Nice food and interesting talks from interesting knitters….

Once upon a sock in July – slightly stalled

Happy socking Thursday to you, online knit pals. It is not quite as hot as it was the last time I wrote about woolly socks but it’s pretty warm so I’m not going to dwell on the insulating properties of my current projects. First up, a confession – I have finished neither of the projects…

Finished project – Fyre Festival socks

These were on and off the needles in the space of a month. I like them a lot, and I like you guys a lot too, to be prepared to put socks on for photos today when we’re in the grip of a mini-heatwave. The basic structure of the sock is from the Hermione’s Everyday…

Life outside of knitting (but still also actual knitting, obvs)

OK then. It has been one hell of a week in my world, thanks to a series of big national events beyond anything I could ever have imagined happening recently. This isn’t usually the place where I bang on about those kinds of things, but I am just too full of Thoughts and Feelings not…

Once upon a sock in June – Fyre and hoods

I’ve gotta say, when you’ve committed to posting about sock-knitting on the first Thursday of every month, those first-Thursdays seem to roll around really fast. The good news is that I have finished my Fyre Festival socks, look! We had a loooong drive to and from Liverpool this weekend (*makes incoherent noises of rage at…

Finished project – Strawberry Pi shawl

Quick skip back to early 2016 and one of my more extraordinary projects. This. Shawl. Is. Huge. It is light, it is warm, it is enormous. It was a pleasure to knit and it’s a pleasure to wear. What I have realised though, trying to orchestrate a photoshoot, is that it’s also quite tricky to…

Yarn in the garden (lazyblogging video edition)

Item 1: I received a very cute package of yarn from a friend this week. Item 2: I am too lazy to write a proper blog post about it. Item 3: It is beautiful outside this evening, so I filmed myself opening it in the garden instead. Item 4: Gareth and I are about to watch the…

Once upon a sock in May – Fyre socks

First Thursday of the month already? OK then. Definitely check out what socky-goodness Paula (Spin a Yarn), Katherine (Fiber and Sustenance) and Stefanie (Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons) have been working on this month – and if you’d like to join our sock gang then do get in touch with any of us. (Look at our cute little…

Finished project – Alonzo socks

I finished them! The same day as my last post I grafted the two toes and then danced around the house for a while. I am in love with these socks. The pattern is a finicky one and I didn’t ever truly commit it to memory, but such is the way of twisty-turny travelling twisted…