Happy Wednesday readers!
I hope you are having a good week so far, mine has been pretty busy after the break last week. I have been on a sock rampage, I have only started those Mercury socks on Sunday and look how much I’ve done already!
I have turned the heel already and have started knitting the foot. I really love how the yarn stripes, the colours are just so cheerful! The pattern I’m using is a free pattern on Ravelry from Kim Drotar and I like it a lot, especially how easy it is to remember. I’ve also been loving my new 9 inches (30 cm) circular needles, they are just so good for this type of socks and I feel like they’ve made it much faster.
I also have received my yarn order finally! yay! I got 4 colours and the yarn is from Scheepjes (it’s Catona which is mercerised cotton). I followed your advice and went to Wool Warehouse, and honestly it was a very good price, especially for shipping all the way to Australia.
Aren’t the colours pretty? I’ve already started the first row of the shawl I’m planning to make, I really hope that it works as I see it in my head but only time will tell!
That’s it for me, what are you bunch up to? I’d love to hear from you! And if you want a bit more updates, check my Instagram, I’ve been trying to post a bit more there, I’m @emmacraftsdesign if you’re interested 🙂
Hello wonderful readers!
I’m super happy today, because I’ve finished my first sock! I probably should have started with an easier pattern for my first pair, but I just fell in love with the details. The pattern is from the book “Sock Innovation” and, like the title says, it is the Glynis design.
It’s also getting quite cool here after the time torrential rains from last week, so I’m quite pleased with how warm this sock is! Now, to knit the second one!
Just a quick one today, I’ve finished the leg of one of my socks! Yay! I have a feeling that making the second one is going to take a while! I will also be putting socks on hold until Christmas as I keep on coming up with new present ideas (yes I know I’m actually a bit late for that but I’m only just getting inspired now!)
Anyway, here is the sock.
More about those presents on Friday 😉
Ultra fast and easy if you already know how to cable knit, otherwise it’s also pretty good to learn how to cable knit!
All you need is 2 different colours of yarn (or you could try to add more colours and go for rainbow!) and you also need to know how to make a pompom. I will write up a tutorial during the weekend on how to make your pompom using nothing but cardboard, yarn and a bit of patience!
And this is the final result! It’s perfect to keep your ears warm and I really love the look of it! I made a bunch for my family for Christmas last year, you can vary the colours but personally I like to keep the initial rib the same colour as the pompom.
What’s your favourite winter wear?