Once upon a sock in Jan – plans plans plans

Hello sock fans (sockettes?). I would love to show you some exciting sock progress today. However what with my flurry of recent finished projects I don’t actually have any new socks on the go just yet (the Twisted Soul socks are the only ones on the needles, but they haven’t changed since the end of…

Finished project – Gonna need sunglasses socks

Bye bye 2017. You have not been my kindest year. You have, however, left me with some very vibrant socks. I basically see these as my ‘fvck you, 2017’ socks. Bought the yarn a few days after Dad died, worked on them while Mum was recovering from her operation and after we got news about…

Finished project – Belyse Gloves

This post is a bit of a gamble because these are a (shh) Christmas present, but I am reasonably sure that the intended recipient is too busy with the run-up to Christmas and parenting small children to be reading here. It’s just a quick post, anyway. As documented already, I had a bit of a…

Finished project – Helical socks

I am well overdue a few finished project posts. Here is an easy one – my immensely fun, enormously satisfying, reminders-of-Canada Helical socks. Nothing very fancy about these, but the helical stripes were a new technique to me. I can’t explain why it’s so satisfying knitting stripes like this but it just is. There are…

Once upon a sock in December – rainbows and retrospectives

Late again, but posting this month! It has been another tough week for my family, and the introduction of being back at work most of the time has meant knitting has taken a little dip, but I do have a bit of progress and a little retrospective to share with you. (Also, watch this space…

Knitting for comfort

I have written the intro to this post in my head half a dozen times, and none of those versions have been quite right. So. The reason I have been quiet on here for the last month is due to various complicated and difficult family health circumstances, of which the most abrupt and shocking was…

Gifts for knitters

I know it’s probably too soon for most people to be thinking about the C word*, but because I’m looking after the pennies right now I am trying to spread my present-buying out over several months rather than doing it all in a rush in December and making that one month impossibly expensive. This year…

Once upon a sock in October – not much progress

Yikes, I missed the Thursday slot – sorry Team Sock. It’s been a busy time chez Felinity and Thursday came and went without me even clocking it was the first one of the month. Probably not helped hugely by the fact that I don’t have all that much to report – my Helical socks have…

Good intentions

You know all that gorgeous yarn you have in your stash? And all those ace patterns in your Ravelry queue or on your bookshelves? And all those hats/gloves/wraps/cardigans you’ve pictured yourself or a loved one wearing which are merely waiting for you to get around to actually making them? Well. The lovely Louise Scollay over…

Mostly-Belyses, reworking and much swearing

I need to tell you about the blast I had at the Great London Yarn Crawl a couple of weeks ago, but today’s post is about my trials with knitting a pair of Belyse gloves (I bought a kit for these at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival back in March). Oh my god, these gloves, they have…