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…

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…

Once upon a sock in June 18 – actually all about socks

Hey lovely readers, I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you a bit. Happily today is the first Thursday of the month, which means I owe you a sock update – and I have LOTS to show you because it’s been all socks, all the time round here lately. First off, for those who missed my last…

Once upon a sock in May 18 – finding my fair-isle way

The felinity fair-isle socks (I need a much better name than that!) are moving along pretty nicely. Sock one is in the bag*, and sock two’s past the heel. I’ve worked out how to move the jog to the other side for the leg, and am just thinking about how to handle it in the…

Mostly-Belyses, reworking and much swearing

I need to tell you about the blast I had at the Great London Yarn Crawl a couple of weeks ago, but today’s post is about my trials with knitting a pair of Belyse gloves (I bought a kit for these at the Edinburgh Yarn Festival back in March). Oh my god, these gloves, they have…

Finished project – Birstwith

This hat is something special. This hat is the very first hat I’ve knitted for myself that I totally like as much on completion as I did in anticipation beforehand. I’ve tried a few in my time (Gretel and Brimming with Style and my ill-fated French beret, way back when) and none has been very satisfactory…

Happy 2010!

Another lovely Christmas spent at home with family, too much food, and lots of knitting (no cats now though, alas — I’m glad that one at least has been featured in this blog from time to time). I hope you all had lovely holiday seasons too. Here’s a thing. D’you know what’s handy when you’re…

Endpaper Mitts — January-February 2007

Oops, fell off the planet for a few weeks there. See, this is why I need to always be part of a Secret Pal swap — it forces me to update properly and on a regular basis. To be fair, I moved again a month ago and that’s always a bit life-consuming. Also we haven’t…

last weekend

This is what I achieved last weekend. Finishing the back of my Ribby Cardi. Good old stoic Ribby. It only gets used as an interim knit — picked up and worked on in between the snappy thrilling jazzy knits I can’t resist (more on that below) — and yet keeps on giving and giving. The…