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…

I know what I need

One sock down... I finished the first "New Year" sock last night and two things are clear if I want to wear these on New Year's Day - first: that I need to set aside the needlepoint cushion cover and only knit for the next two days; second: that I won't be washing them before…

Six Socks For 2021

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…

Nothing but grey skies

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…