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…

It’s beginning to look a lot like… you know…

Well, maybe it’s a little bit too soon for that (even though Christmas ads have been on the telly since the beginning of November). But, while I am not feeling festive quite yet, I am definitely open to the fact that Christmas is coming. And this year my run-up to the big day is going…

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…

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…

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…

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…