A brief Wednesday catch-up

Just a brief one today because I'm immersed in a couple of bigger projects this week - one necessary, the other not quite so much. I have, though, achieved one little thing and that is to finish the fourth pair of socks in my self-imposed Six Socks challenge. I took my time over these, but…

My kingdom for a sock

There, I have one completed sock which demostrates fairly accurately the amount of effort I've put into my knitting this past week. My knitting needles have deemed me absent without leave on many occasions. I thought I'd make it up to you, and them, by providing glamour shots of the shameful amount of progress which…

The sock that was

This is the sock that was, then wasn't, and now is all over again. It's been a journey. Stitch counts defeated me on my first attempt with this yarn, and I ripped it out completely on Thursday. Friday morning brought me my long-desired 2.25mm double-point needles and I was so pleased to be able to…

Surreptitious Sock

Today we're saying hello to a new ball of sock yarn. It's very pretty, and a little bit out of the ordinary, and not really in my usual range of colours, all of which intrigues me. I was drawn to it during my day in town last week with my friend Alex, so today I…

Coconut Ice

Remember the post I wrote a while ago about building a garment from a modular pattern? I explained how I was using Amanda Griffith's book "One Thousand Sweaters" to build my Coconut Ice jumper and mentioned this being a great entry into the idea of pattern modification. With this in mind, I was very interested…

April showers bring forth May flowers

Okay, well our climate didn't get it quite right this year and we had to wait for the May downpours to do their work before we could enjoy a blossoming forth in June. But summer seems to be here and for that we can be grateful, even those of us who prefer the chillier months…