Sweetheart Socks

Sweetheart Socks

I’m on the final leg of these before publishing the pattern. I have one sock done for the last test knit and one to go. I’m very happy with the final result and it’s been well worth the additional test knits to get rid of 

How to make a sock – part 3

Back on sock making. It’s Socktober and a great time to pick up a sock that’s been waiting for you to finish it or to start sock making. In part 2 I was talking about how to cast on your sock. Once you’ve got your 

Cursed socks

I have been lucky. Normally I finish sock 1 and then immediately start sock 2 and don’t get second sock syndrome. This last pair though, what a mission! I made a mistake in sock 1. Then thought I’d try a wrap and turn heel. Hated 

You’ve been Thunderstruck

You’ve been Thunderstruck

This is my thunderstruck sock for Nutmeg. She picked the toe and heel colours and every time I see it, the guitars start in my brain. Na na na naaa na na na na….THUNDER!!!!

How to make a sock – Part 2

How to make a sock – Part 2

I do all of my socks on DPN’s (Double Pointed Needles). I know alot of people swear by the magic loop method but once I got my head around using DPNs they just worked for me. Plus they are a useful item for in your 

How to make a sock – Part 1

How to make a sock – Part 1

I used to be very scared of socks. I liked flat knitting – I loved blankets or rectangular shawls. Then I discovered knitting in the round. Loved it – no purl stitch – wonderful. But socks were still my fear. The number of needles, the 

All the sock wool

All the sock wool

No – it’s a lie. It’s about half the sock wool for my Christmas sock project. A bunch of Felici wool from www.knitpicks.com. I love their self-striping colourways and I love the fact that they update them regularly. my current favourite, which is sitting there 

Socks for Christmas

Socks for Christmas

Yes, it’s August, yes I’m talking Christmas things. I’ve set myself a goal of 12 socks for Christmas presents for people. I’ve finished two pairs and only have ten to go. By the time I’m done I’ll have this pattern completely and thoroughly tested.