I have come to the conclusion that my sock drawer is going to need a refresh after this winter and, with this firmly in mind, I have been sorting through my stash to see which yarns I should use. Now, I will point out that my title "Six Socks for 2021" has been chosen with… Continue reading Six Socks For 2021
I'm not admitting defeat, I am just concluding that the Heather Sweater isn't what I want to work on right now. I've been having to force myself to pick it up and doing pretty much anything I can think of that helps me to ignore it. Enough is enough, I need to take a break… Continue reading In conclusion
These are the bits (or pieces) of my Heather Sweater, ready for assembly. I'm unsure about the sleeve caps, but it will be easy enough to alter them if needed. Tomorrow I will start constructing the garment and, I hope, get a move on with the neckband which I'm considering crocheting. The pattern calls for… Continue reading Bits and pieces
I think "holey" is the best description for a week where I worked on my current lace-panel knit, carried out minor surgery (local aneasthetic only!!) on another lace-motif garment, and discovered one pair of well-worn socks suddenly lacked heels. My Heather Sweater is progressing, albeit slowly, and I'm edging ever closer to the armhole and… Continue reading Holey knits, Batman!
I don’t know what I am doing casting on socks this week when I should be working on my jumper, but sometimes you just have to accept that you’re in a sock mood and go with it. Actually, I’m trying to justify the project on the basis that I knew I was going to be… Continue reading Socks and songs and sticks
The sun doesn't always shine in my neck of the woods, in fact I think it may have been contacted by the NHS and told to self-isolate the past few days. Since it's just grey today, rather than grey and pouring with rain, I took a stroll by the river, chatted with the swans, and… Continue reading Nothing but grey skies
If you pick up your knitting project regularly, what tends to happen is this: you quickly find you have gone from just a cuff to a whole sock almost without thinking. This really flew past. But it doesn't make sense to stop there, does it? Because if you push on just a little more, you… Continue reading What tends to happen
When I wrote my knitting update last week, I was in a state of indecision about my Rimini cardigan, but apparently all I needed to do was admit out loud that I wasn't entirely loving it because I found I just couldn't cast it aside even briefly. So I went ahead and knit the front… Continue reading What knitting happened next?
Here are my current works in progress, taking a nap in the lazy evening sunshine. My progress this past week has been steady, but by no means stellar. Once I had finished the back of the Rimini cardigan, it took me a few days to cast on for the first of the two front sections… Continue reading Knits in progress – real and virtual
I've had a crazy day today, apparently unable to tear myself away from handbags of the 1960s and 1970s for long enough to actually write a few words about 2020. However, I am here now, very much in the spirit of better late than never, to give you an update on my knitting progress plus… Continue reading Knitting progress and lockdown breakfasts