Once upon a sock in November 2018 – yikes!

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.

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Why yes that is a cable running all the way down the heel, and yes I am especially proud of that detail, thanks for noticing.

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).

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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.

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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

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Yay yay yay! The new socks are looking so pretty and so many exciting things on the horizon!

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    1. Thank you! There is a chance you may be hearing from me about those exciting new things shortly… *whistles innocently*

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  2. Meg Jones says:

    Those new socks are looking fab! Look at that cable that follows the heel!

    Have a fab time at Yarnporium – I was very tempted but given the house thing, and the skirting boards that need painting before new carpet goes in, it’s probably for the best!

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    1. Ahh thanks lovely. Yarnporium was fabulous, but I entirely understand the need/urge to focus on a new house (SO excited for you!).

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  3. Be still my heart! I would love to try out your new sock pattern and I’ve got a lot of toddlers who I’m sure would love to get a new pair of socks from Auntie Paula 🙂 I’m excited to learn more about your cowl too. And, egads! Who’d ever think to put a cable down a heel? That’s brilliant! I just almost echoed Katherine’s same thoughts…but cheers to all the great things coming up! And PS…I totally understand that work related thing. If only we could work two days a week and have five days off, and get paid the same. What a wonderful world that would be? LOL

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    1. Hee, I hope all the toddlers in your life will appreciate them! Just finishing with the last fiddly bits of both patterns this week, so hopefully they’ll be out soon.

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  4. AJ says:

    Your socks are gorgeous!

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  5. Stefanie says:

    I really like the green shorties and your Afternoon Tea ones are lovely. That cable is an eye magnet.

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  6. Charlotte Parfitt says:

    I saw your amazing socks at Yarnporium! The colours are wonderfully bright 🙂 hope you got a chance to wander around the marketplace over the weekend.

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    1. Aw yay! So glad they have been seen in person 🙂 And yes I very much did – was in on Saturday to go to a talk and have a proper browse and shop around the marketplace, and picked up some beautiful things (what a lovely festival it was, I hope you enjoyed it).

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