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 – 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…

Second, third, fourth and sometimes fifth time lucky

It can be quite fun, this designing lark. It lets all those half-ideas I’ve had in my mind for years turn into tangible, touchable, wearable objects. Sometimes you picture something in your head, play around with some sketches on screen, and then it comes out exactly how you imagine it. Look at this! It’s the retro…

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…