A lot of knitting!

So, in last week's post I wrote about being happy to have hit the 8-inch mark on this Christmas knit. Just imagine how I feel now that I've got 23 inches done! When I photographed it I'd just done the armhole shaping - you can see my cast-off stitches - and this is always when…

Those autumn vibes

Oh, yes, I'm feeling those autumn vibes now. The ink, the paper, the pen, the knitting, all illuminated with late-evening lamplight, and the glorious lyrics of Roy Wood underpinning it all. This is Mr Wood's "Way Beyond the Rain" from his 1979 solo album "On The Road Again" - a US-only release which I've only…

Retrograde

If I were to write horoscopes, I’d fill them with real-world advice. “As Mercury opposes Saturn, be wary spillage when you open ink bottles.” “With Pluto in your fourth house, you will unpick many more stitches than you knit.” “50% of planets are retrograde now; you will be incapable of anything more advanced than reading…

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…