Cast off, cast on

I’m happy to say I’ve had a positive start to 2023 on the knitting front. I cast on a pair of socks with one of my Christmas yarns just before New Year and finished them this week. This was the perfect little palate-cleanser project after the long haul of my pink cardigan and the completion…

What I did over Christmas

I've put in some proper knitting time over the Christmas break and finished that pair of socks which I promised I'd get done before the end of the year. I'm pleased. The two yarns I've used co-ordinate well and, though there's an obvious demarkation between leg and foot, it doesn't look massively out of place.…

Frost on her toes

We've been enjoying a run of frosty mornings here in the East of England, and what better way to celebrate than to wear my recently-completed sparkly socks? I enjoyed working on these and they were a nice, speedy knit. The wool, West Yorkshire Spinners' Signature Sparkle 4-ply in the Silent Night shade, behaved perfectly with…

These owl socks

New socks! I had a very productive weekend as you can see. I made a pact with myself that I would finish the Owl socks over the weekend then spent Saturday faffing around with anything else I could lay my hands on. So, I got up on Sunday and knuckled down to knit pretty much…

ProgSock

Being gender-stereotypical in this instance, I cannot find anything much - actually, at all - to interest me in ProgRock (Progressive Rock music). On the other hand, ProgSock (Progress on my Sock) is just my cup of tea. I've had an interesting week immersed in my novel-editing (I ramble on about my progress over at…

Off the slopes

Don't worry, I haven't been skiing, it's just that I've completed all of the sloping ribs on the Slope Rib Sweater and am now onto the finishing straight. I've paused at the point where I will begin the neck shaping, but I intend to get that done today and perhaps have the whole sweater completed…