Once upon a sock in Aug 18 – Fibre East and ankle socks

Well hello there,  first-Thursday-in-August, you sprung up entirely out of nowhere didn’t you? I saw Paula and Steph posting this morning and genuinely thought they’d got the date wrong, until I actually looked at a calendar. ANYWAY, here I am too! Remember last month when I didn’t have any new socks on the needles? You…

Retro Dream socks – pattern launch!

The pattern  is live, guys, the pattern is live! Hooray! So much work has gone into this and I am so proud of it. I hope that, if you try it out, you love it almost as much as I do. You can buy the pattern direct from Ravelry here (psst, there’s a discount if…

Finished project – Retro dream socks

Pattern’s now live! Launch sale ’til 5 August too – check it out! In anticipation of the pattern launch in the next two weeks (IT’S COMING GUYS, I ACTUALLY CAN’T WAIT) I thought it was about time that I shared some pics and thoughts about a pair of socks which genuinely would not let me…

Good intentions but better imagination

Oh dear, I listened to the Knit British podcast the other day and realised we are into the final quarter of the Good Intentions year. Since I posted gleefully last year about all the yarn/pattern combos I was definitely going to complete as part of the Good Intentions Club, I have successfully finished… none of…

Once upon a sock in July 2018 – no socks!

I mean, not actually no socks, because that is pretty much inconceivable. It’s not that dramatic, I finished these in June. a) I love them with all my heart, and b) they are being test knit as I type. Feeling a lot of love for my amazing test knitters right now for working on colourwork…

Once upon a sock in June 18 – actually all about socks

Hey lovely readers, I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you a bit. Happily today is the first Thursday of the month, which means I owe you a sock update – and I have LOTS to show you because it’s been all socks, all the time round here lately. First off, for those who missed my last…

PATTERN: Arthur to Ben socks

I am so happy to let you know that you can now knit my helical socks pattern – henceforth known as the Arthur to Ben socks! You can buy the pattern on Ravelry right here. These were started as part of my trip to this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival (near Arthur’s Seat), and finished back…

Once upon a sock in May 18 – finding my fair-isle way

The felinity fair-isle socks (I need a much better name than that!) are moving along pretty nicely. Sock one is in the bag*, and sock two’s past the heel. I’ve worked out how to move the jog to the other side for the leg, and am just thinking about how to handle it in the…

Yarn loveliness for me!

The doorbell rang on Monday and I opened it to find our postman waving a satisfyingly squishy parcel at me. On opening it up, the inside looked like this. It is of course my mystery sock yarn stash swap package, from the hugely lovely Katherine from Fiber and Sustenance. Now, the only downside of a…

Second, third, fourth and sometimes fifth time lucky

It can be quite fun, this designing lark. It lets all those half-ideas I’ve had in my mind for years turn into tangible, touchable, wearable objects. Sometimes you picture something in your head, play around with some sketches on screen, and then it comes out exactly how you imagine it. Look at this! It’s the retro…

It’s happening – stash swap is go!

The deadline has passed, the swappers are paired with their swappees, and all there is to do now is sit back and watch all the happy yarn-swapping. (And stalk my swappee to get a feel for their personal likes and dislikes, natch.) I am writing this surrounded by sock yarn. I’ve brought out the yarns…

Sock yarn stash swap – sign-ups close tomorrow!

A little nudge if you haven’t signed up already – sign-ups for the sock yarn stash swap close at the end of tomorrow, Wednesday 11 April! It’s totally free other than the cost of you putting a sock’s worth of yarn into the post. If you’ve got a few skeins of sock yarn that you…