Afternoon Tea socks and EYF and all the amazing things

Well then. Fell off the blogging planet for a little while there, while simultaneously in the real world experiencing SO MUCH fibre and crafting-relating amazingness that now I’m in front of the computer I hardly know where to start. Hello though! How’re you?  Good start to 2019 so far? Sooo – let’s kick off with…

Kat’s advent scarf – pattern and project

We-ell, ‘pattern’. This is the easiest project imaginable, and the only tricky bit is also the most fun bit where you get to work out your colour palette. But let me dial it back a bit. Do you have a bunch of half-skeins or third-skeins left over from socks? That amount of yarn where there’s…

Brand new socks for a brand new year (Once upon a sock edition)

Although technically I finally finished these last year (actually, on New Year’s Eve). It took me a solid six weeks to get around to kitchenering the under-toe of the second sock, too, which could be a new record. But here they are, a fully-finished pair of Afternoon Tea socks! Very possibly my prettiest socks to…

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,…

Finished project – Swirls and Stripes socks

Do you remember a few months ago I had no socks on the needles, so started playing with mini-gradient sets based on leftovers in my sock stash instead? These socks are the end result! ETA: pattern is now live on Ravelry! I had ambitions to create some lacy or patterned (not colourwork) striped socks using…

Finished project – Retro dream socks

ETA: Pattern’s now live! 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 sleep. These socks were inspired by colour, which I…

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…

Finished project(s) – all the sample shorties (ankle socks)

Hooray! The new Travelknitter colourway is out in the public domain and now you can all see that it is a doozy! Isn’t it gorgeous? The colourway is called Hogmanay and Larissa has developed it especially for this year’s Edinburgh Yarn Festival. But the really good news is that she’s adding it to her stable…

Finished project – Borage socks

I’ve been so immersed in my sample knitting for travelknitter (latest: three socks down and fourth one on the needles) that I’d almost forgotten about my swiftly finished Borage socks. Here they are, though – the sun in my Mum’s lounge was killer this afternoon and I couldn’t miss the chance to take some shots….

Finished project – Freedom and cables

Quickest of quick FO posts, but I have now found the right pompom* for my raspberry cabled hat, and I LOVE IT. Those cables and the fold-up brim make this hat super-warm and cosy. And this yarn has a touch of silk luxe, which does no harm whatsoever. Better photos (of the striped version too)…