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Showing posts with label socks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label socks. Show all posts

Saturday, 7 September 2013

International Sock Swap 10

Well it's all over, the sock are done and posted off and for all the heartache that it caused, I am super proud of them
The whole package for the frugal swap, it included the socks, leftover wool,  (which I don't think I was supposed to do - I think it should of gone in the sock) the band, stitch markers that I made, a postcard and some eucalan 

They look good, don't they? They went to my Ravely partner, Klingele

And this package came all the way over the ocean from Candijean. It had socks which are so comfy it's untrue, stitch markers, card, postcard and a fridge magnet, it is a little bit of a sham that my phone camera is so rubbish, it doesn't do them justice.

I have signed up again much to the disgust of my husband, who thinks I must be totally off my rocker to even contemplate another timed sock project.

I would suggest this for everyone, I know it has pushed me to my limit of sock knitting, but it has been so much fun and it is nice to go out shopping for others :) . So if you fancy it, just pop over to International Sock Swap Now on #11 swap.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Socks...et chaussettes...and socks!

On my sock adventure, I have seen so many socks, mainly out of my skill set but gorgeous nonetheless, I have tried cuff down and everyone says "Wasn't the heel the hardest?", Well, actually No, doing the Kitchener stitch (grafting), to be quite honest, they really need to change the name of the stitch only because I think of him
Lord Kitchener, the king of Calypso

Or maybe him?

The Other Lord Kitchener.

Well you catch my drift but maybe they both made socks themselves - well it's plausible! 

So we are back to my sock plan for today. I still have two balls of Zig Zag just waiting to get made up into toe-up socks - and how ironic is this, they are stopped at the heel! Options to consider:
  • Pull them both out to the start of the heel and work row by row on each sock.
  • Get to a point where I know where I am on both socks, pull one out and get to the same point as the other sock.
  • Start it all again (quite reluctant to do this as I want them done) and do cuff down socks
  • Read the pattern again from beginning to end, see if it makes any more sense. (this one is a high possibility to do).
Ah, merde! :(
What do you think?

As a side point, I thought I would let you  know  my favourite designers for the moment, Wendy D Johnson, Ann Budd and even though I have got the book but not yet mastered the art of two at a time on circs,  Melissa Morgan-Oakes.

As a bonus, New Season of Hart of Dixie is back on Really @ 8pm on Mondays

Thank you, I'll see you later or maybe to practice more French à bientôt

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Today I will be slightly be....

shamed into realising that I haven't touched my podcasts for pretty much at least six months, so I have had to download them all again and trying to workout where I was up to so I started off with up with 'Socks In The City' ( I'm really excited by this because I actually found myself thinking "Ah, I know what that feels like" when she Dharmafey at Ravelry was talking about holey gussets) with my knitted socks klacking away while I listen,  Electric Sheep with videos of Fraggle Rock and talking about jumpers and Utter Shambles which is more of a comedy podcast rather than a knitting one, with Robin Ince and Josie Long  and not to forget Ravelry and  Angel yarns knitting forums who always have knowledge about where to get your products.......and my current thing, you ask? yes it's two socks :D. The pattern, which I found on Ravelry, I think it was suggested to me too but I'm not sure who, anyway it's Pattern 0-559 Men's socks with rib in "Big Fabel" by DROPS and they do look very comfy, the yarn that I'm using isn't theirs but leftovers from the menace's blanket and to be quite honest I think I prefer knitting with this than crochet it, somehow it feels different - probably me being weird though :)

The start, 60 stitches

The heel part
(artificial light, meh!) After the heel is done.

I'll post more pictures after I have finished a little more of it but I think it's a pretty good start so far thanks to hyperactive @ ravelry :)

...so before I sign off, there is one video I would like to share with you, I thought it was so cute, Mefedia.com, there is a lot of buffering and the other videos that are linked to it are just as funny and cute too :)

Monday, 19 October 2009

Slight update

  I feel like I have been neglecting the blog with no new updates it seems to be lacking. I have still been crafting, I'm still attempting the sock thing, I got a pattern and some wool, but I'm really good and I'm using up the wool that I had for the mittens and although I'm not really following the pattern that I got with the wool, I really think its going well, as I have a circular thing going on with the DPN's and, it looks pretty swish. I always like to think that I like to buy locally if I can, this pattern is from a company called Wendy, it looks like they are based in West Yorkshire but I'm not sure, that could be just where the pattern was printed!

The red blanket is coming along, the next decision is for the outline, is it going to be white, pale yellow or pink.
Other things in the making, pom-poms just for fun, trying to get the kids to join in is like pulling teeth – oh that might have been the wrong thing to say, the tooth fairy will be visiting our house soon!! School holidays, as if the six week holiday wasn't enough, there will be fun at our house.

I started my week only picture taking fest, the idea sprung up on facebook and I thought it better than rather doing it for the year, it would fit well with me to start small and then I can carry it on if it all goes well.

Also National Chocolate week (12th - 18th Ocotber 2009) came and went and I didn't even know about it, and I have just missed National Knitting Week  (11th -1th October 2009) which I don't really mind so much because I was knitting throughout!

Anyway, I have been going round on the internet I have been finding things, although I'm still looking for anime characters on fabric, The Inside R2 and a nice knitting pattern for my ipod, I'll stick that on my wish list.
Here are some places, I thought might be of interest.

Lots of kawaii (it means cute in Japanese) things that me go squee

Buttons - teacups. A great site, let's hope I can do the cross stitch project soon.
Injabulo Buttons

This is a lovely site with lots of crochet amigurumi stuff