Socktober!

Socktober!

My favourite month. It’s Socktober. That time of year where you are playing catch up between cold feet and socks on needles. Maybe it’s just me? I have several sock projects on the go. I have stripy She Sells Seashells which I have just finished 

Calenardhon

Calenardhon

27 August update This sock is coming together beautifully. I’ve turned the heel, which is one of my favourite things to do. I get a real sense of satisfaction from starting on the foot. It makes me feel like the sock is nearly finished, even 

Full Fathom Five

Full Fathom Five

Full fathom five thy father lies;Of his bones are coral made;Those are pearls that were his eyes:Nothing of him that doth fade,But doth suffer a sea-changeInto something rich and strange.Sea-nymphs hourly ring his knell:                        

Lovecrafts Pattern of the month

Lovecrafts Pattern of the month

Remember my Fireweed socks? The ones that were ‘coming soon’ for what felt like forever? I got in my head about that pattern. Somewhere around the heel I got lost in crippling imposter syndrome. I fussed and procrastinated and then eventually released the pattern all 

Time flies….when you’re not having fun

Time flies….when you’re not having fun

We are now in our peak daily cases of the pandemic. Spring has sprung but it all feels grim and scary right now. Our public health officials are rolling out vaccine as fast as possible, but of course it isn’t fast enough. I would be 

Fireweed socks

Fireweed socks

This pattern just took so much longer than I would have liked. But the final pair of test knits is done and I just have a pair to do for photos. This means Fireweed Socks are actually getting published in March 2021. The final pattern 

Getting my knitting mojo back

Getting my knitting mojo back

Today the wood duck socks fly away to their forever home, where I know they will be treasured. I’ve been in a bit of funk throughout the winter. COVID distancing, plus grey skies and wet make me take a bunch of duvets days. I felt 

Plain Vanilla socks

Plain Vanilla socks

Sometimes when I’m designing a sock I get all up in the complexity of something new or different. But when you start knitting socks a basic sock with a stocking stitch is a really good place to start and also provides you with a great 

Sweetheart Socks

Sweetheart Socks

A simple vanilla sock with a little texture to make it interesting.  When you put your feet together you will have a heart shape looking back at you.  This sock is designed for Knit Picks Felici yarn to take advantage of the wonderful self-striping colourways, 

Sweetheart socks and Cat

Sweetheart socks and Cat

I’d finished the socks this Friday and decided to do some photos, get the math finalized and publish pattern by October 30th. I’m still on track for that, but the cat was all interested in ‘helping’ with these photos. My concern is that although adorable