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…

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…

Yarn loveliness for me!

The doorbell rang on Monday and I opened it to find our postman waving a satisfyingly squishy parcel at me. On opening it up, the inside looked like this. It is of course my mystery sock yarn stash swap package, from the hugely lovely Katherine from Fiber and Sustenance. Now, the only downside of a…

It’s happening – stash swap is go!

The deadline has passed, the swappers are paired with their swappees, and all there is to do now is sit back and watch all the happy yarn-swapping. (And stalk my swappee to get a feel for their personal likes and dislikes, natch.) I am writing this surrounded by sock yarn. I’ve brought out the yarns…

Sock yarn stash swap!

I can’t kid myself – I have waaaay more yarn in my stash than I could knit even if I did nothing but knit for the next several years. And my sock yarn stash makes up a healthy sub-section of the whole. When I was playing around with the mini-skein options the other day, it…

Once upon a sock in April 18 – rainbow dreams

Hello, sock-knitters and other interested parties. How’re you? The sun is out today in London and it is glorious. It is also that time of the month where I owe you all a sock update. Reporting on progress will be short but sweet because look! I have finished my latest helical socks. But oh! I…

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…

Never not socking

You GUYS, there have been some very exciting sock developments chez felinity in the last week. Firstly, I’ve finished the Borage socks (proper post to come). This is a pair where I’m not entirely sure if I love them, now that they’re done, but they are certainly soft and comfortable. And then, an intriguing parcel…

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…