Yikes for more than one reason, too. Firstly, how on earth is it November already? Secondly, I’ve not blogged for a while and I have MISSED you guys! And thirdly I don’t have all that much sock progress to show you, though I do have some little bits and pieces of sock-related news.
First off, the progress, such as it is. Here are my Afternoon Tea socks, not yet finished though really really close to being so. I should have wrapped these up a good month ago, but pesky life (work) got in the way and they’ve been neglected. Big push to finish them in the next week or two, so I can get them into testing and hopefully have another pattern to add to the bank.
News, of a sort – is anyone going to Yarnporium? (it’s in Time Out! so officially the place to be this weekend, if you weren’t already going) I’m volunteering this year, specifically tomorrow (Friday) afternoon (and tonight for set-up, though I doubt I’ll see you there unless you’re a vendor or another volunteer), so if you see me then please come and say hello (am back on Saturday to go to a talk so you might see me then too – can’t keep me away).
And if you’re going but you don’t bump into me, my Swirls and Stripes and Retro Dream socks are making guest appearances on the ever-lovely Travelknitter‘s stall for the duration of the festival, so, er, you can go and say hello to them instead! (see, it is sock-related news, I can’t believe you doubted me)
Other news – remember these guys? I’ve been sitting on the Anything with Bubbles pattern for an age but should finally be in a position to launch it in the next month. Some of the test knits for this have been the cutest things I’ve ever seen (the pattern goes down to an XXS size for teeny-little toddler feet) and I am quietly hoping some of my knitting friends with kids (or access to kids) will want to make a pair.
Oh and also (alright this one’s not sock-related) my Brighton Rock cowl got finished too so I might manage a couple of launches before Christmas if I get my act together. Proper post on the cowl coming soon, but here’s a little preview (remember those days back when it was sunny??).
Aaaannd… that’s it! I am hoping to get back into my knitting groove this month, so hopefully I’ll be a bit more post-y than I have been of late. And if you would like to read about MORE sock-knitting (and why not?), as ever you can see what the others in the OUAS gang have been up to – check out Paula’s post here explaining how it works, and here’s this month’s link-up (feel free to join in!). Happy socking, friends, and see you soon (maybe tomorrow!). xxx