I would have, but I was terrified it was full of moth lavae. It went straight in the dustbin!
I contracted Jelly Roll fever in summer 2021. It took eight pairs of socks and a year of fun to beat my obsession with these cute little socks into remission. I still fear for the safety of my sock yarn stash. I may relapse at any time.
A daring escape, a villainess, a sadistic torturer, a heroic rescuer and a happy ending 😲 Who knew sock knitting could be so dramatic? I will share the unedited details with you and you can decide who is who in this Hollywood worthy story, featuring my “Flying Monkey Socks” …. I only discovered the truth when […]
I now have a backlog of “Finished Objects”to share with you but here’s a quick little one , fresh off the needles 🙂 My Flying Monkey Socks… I love Cookie A’s sock patterns but I had never made Monkey – beloved by several members of the Guilty Knitters. …and I had a flight to Miami […]
I have been forced out of my blogging lethargy to show you a fabulous sock yarn blanket I have just finished 🙂 It’s made entirely from the left over bits and bobs I had in stash from pairs of socks, a couple of 4 ply shawls and some soft toy creations (and I still have […]
You know when you see a yarn and think, “Oh, I love those colours!”. I thought that with Bergère de France’s “Goomy 50” in Jaun (Yellow!) Goomy is their take on self patterning sock yarn (but why the heck would they call a yarn an ugly name like “Goomy”?!) This was the yarn… This was […]
Lots to catch up with! I started a great new job after Easter which hasn’t left me a lot of energy for blogging…I have been knitting though! I seem to have finished off a few accessories so I’ll show you those and save the exciting trip I took for my next post 😉 Sugary Stripe […]
A ball of sock yarn seemed an inadequate gift to give my Mum for Mother’s Day. Hmmm… My Mum, an expert knitter of several decades, recently rediscovered knitting socks on four needles. A skill she first learnt as a child in school in wartime England. After a celebratory “Mum’s day” roast dinner, while I was showing her how to […]
It’s been a week coloured by knitterly disaster and woe – then it improved… Disaster: I lost a sock. Not just any sock. I lost the completed, beautiful first sock of the pink, orange and purple entrelac socks I was making 😥 This is the last picture I have of my lost baby…. “What happened?”, I hear […]
I had a nice long break from work over Christmas and planned to catch up on all the projects I have yet to blog…and catch up a whole list of other thing! Instead, I have spent most of my time either in bed or semi conscious on the sofa under a blanket sniveling and coughing, trying to […]
Ben wanted some colourful “hippy socks” for weekend sitting around. He got more “Hippy” than he bargained for!! These are the Hexagon socks from Knit Outside the Sox, the book I showed you in my Ally Pally Post. This book… There are a dozen patterns in this book I want to make but, true to […]