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 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…

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…

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…

All the colours. All of them

You GUYS, I had the best time at Pomfest on Friday. Did you go? Did you see pictures? It was such a blast – an array of gorgeous vendors, many of whom were new to me. Piles and piles and even more piles of the prettiest yarn. Nice food and interesting talks from interesting knitters….

Finished project – Twylla socks

These were a Christmas present to myself and a joy from start to finish, even after a false start. Huge grellow love! Everything about these Twylla socks will always remind me of a contented Christmas at the end of 2016. I bought the yarn at the Pom Pom Christmas party the week before Christmas (NB:…

Finished projects a go go – socks socks socks

Socks! Cosy, satisfying, hand knit socks. I might only knit one pair or so a year, but they’ve remained one of my knitting constants: something I can cast on for without having to think much about a pattern, very portable and (nearly) always fun. Plus any non-knitter is usually fascinated by the sight of you…