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A HO and some awesome podcasts

Happy Monday readers!

It looks like I’ve skipped my Friday post ๐Ÿ™ˆย whoops! It’s actually probably better that way, I have mostly been working on the same projects so maybe it wasn’t as interesting anyway. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather last week, but after this weekend I feel motivated again and ready to get on with this new week!

I have a half object (HO) today, my Sock it to me! made with the Aquagirl yarn from Fibre Revolution ๐Ÿ˜Šย I love this yarn even more after working with it! It’s super soft and I love all the pops of colours, I actually think that the sock pattern I used shows them so well too.

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I also wanted to share with you 4 podcasts/ video blogs that I’ve really been enjoying so much in the last month. I feel like video blogs have been very popular lately, and I love being able to put a face and a voice to those bloggers. The only negative is that I get serious yarn envies and that I’ve been spending more money, but it’s supporting small businesses, so it’s okay right? ๐Ÿ˜ย Those are is no particular order, please also share with me if there is any other podcast I must watch!

  • Potter and Bloom – I just love Emma, she makes me laugh and I love seeing all her beautiful crocheted and knitted objects. I’ve back watched all her episodes because I enjoy watching her so much (I hope that doesn’t sound too creepy ๐Ÿ˜‚)ย She is actually the one who inspired me to start knitting again and her designs are the cutest!
  • Zeens and Roger – Rosina is just so relatable and I love how honest she is about everything! I particularly enjoyed watching footage of her crochet corner of shame (it made me feel better about mine ๐Ÿ˜‚) and since I have been follower her blog for a while too, it’s like getting to know a friend better.
  • Lottie and Albert – Lindsey has just started her video blog adventure and I have been following her from the beginning. My favourite thing about her podcast is how enthusiastic she is, it really inspires me to see how excited she gets about projects and yarn, and I can totally relate to that!
  • Addydae Designs – I have already talked about Deanne before, she is the designer for the Blurre shawl and I am obsessed with how mine is turning out! I love her humour too, and I love that she is an Aussie! It’s so great to learn about all the yarny events happening here and to learn about all the wonderful local dyers! Beware though, she is a serious enabler ๐Ÿ˜Š

That’s it for me today! If you have other podcasts you love, please share! And have a great week!

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I’m addicted to socks!

Hello lovely readers!

I have finished my first real knitted pair of socks (pairs 1 and 2 being more like slippers than actual socks) and I am completely converted! I have been wearing them all of today and they just are so warm and confortable (which is great because it’s been quite cold here). In fact, I love them so much that I have already cast on another pair for myself and I will also make a pair for Tracy over at It’s a T-Sweet Day (I’m sharing hand-knitted socks love โค๏ธ)

The pair I finished is the Glynis design from Cookie A. and I used Schoppel-Wolle Admiral ย 4 ply in grey for them. I also just started the Mercury socks fromย Kim Drotar, and I’m using a gradient yarn in reds and oranges for those ones. I still need to chose a design for the ones I will make for Tracy but I’m sure I’ll find the perfect one soon.

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These are my Glynis, aren’t they pretty? I predict a lot more socks to come, so if you have a sock pattern you love, please let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

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My first go at proper socksย 

TGIF! I hope you guys had a great week, mine was positively exhausting!

You may remember that I got some lovely yarn from Amsterdam in July and that my wonderful husband got me a really cool book to knit socks for my birthday. 


So I have finally decided to give it a go and I’ve found it quite fun so far. 

The hardest part was to get the round knitting going on my circular needles. I have knitted in the round before but only on double pointed needles, so this was a bit of a challenge at first. 


So far I’ve done the cuff for sock #1 and 2 rounds of the leg pattern (out of 9 repeats), so I still have a fair bit to go ๐Ÿ™‚

My goal is to finish at least one sock before the end of the month, we will see how I go with that! 

Have a great weekend 

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