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WIP Wednesday – Hermione’s Everyday Socks

Happy Wednesday lovely readers!

I have made a start on a new pair of sock, the Hermione’s Everyday Socks by Erica Lueder. I am using my Sea foam yarn I got earlier in July, and I have to say I don’t know if I prefer the yarn or the pattern, they both are so so lovely. I’ve actually also had a look at Erica’s other patterns and I have my eyes set on a few of them. I also really like how she specifies how many repeats to do. Without further ado, here is my first sock, I’ve done the cuff and started on the main body.

Isn’t the pattern so cute? and it’s super simple too! just knit and purl stitches. Those might be my last pair of socks for the year, as it’s already starting to be hot (it was 34ยฐC today!)

I hope you guys are having a good week and I can’t wait to read about your WIPs ๐Ÿ˜Š

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WIP Wednesday – Sapphire shawl

Happy Wednesday!

I’ve been mentioning that I started a new shawl last weekend, and I’ve been loving it! Did I mention that it is my first knitted shawl ever? I’m using a free pattern fromย Orange Flower Yarn called the Age of Brass and Steam. I really like how simple, yet effective, the pattern is!

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And I am using the beautiful yarn that Tracy gifted me, in the Sapphire colour way, hence the name I’ve given to my shawl! I was pretty pleased to find this ‘1 ball of dk’ shawl pattern. I was a bit scared at first about not having enough yarn but now that I’ve started it, I think it will be just perfect!

I hope you’ve been having a productive week too!

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Two socks at the time – Aquagirl socks

Happy Monday!

I have decided to rename my two socks at the time my Aquagirl socks, because that’s the name of the beautiful colour way I’m using, and they are finished!! I didn’t actually like knitting toe up socks very much, the heel was a bit of a struggle for me. I’d much rather knit all my socks with a gusset, so I think I’ll stick to that in the future. It was a good experience to try this methods and I’m sure that they’ll fit my mum very well!

Those are just plain knitting, and I can’t wait to make another pair of socks for myself using a cuff down pattern! I’ll probably cast my next pair on tomorrow, and I’ll be using the Hermione’s everyday socks free pattern from Erica Lieder, a perfect mix of my love for socks and my love for anything HP related โšก๏ธ

I will see you back on Wednesday with a new project on my needles!

Have a great week!

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July wrap up

Happy Wednesday lovelies โค๏ธ

The time has come again to look back on the past month. I’m not sure how much I will get done in the next few months, as we are planning our big move interstate by the end of August andย I will be aways for most of September. One thing is sure, I’ll be busy!

Here are my yarny makes, I got one more of my LOTR squares finished, I finished a pair of socks and started a new pair. Oh and let’s not forget Dumbo, my cute deep sea octopus ๐Ÿ™ย (I’m hoping to have the pattern up next week).

I didn’t get much needlecraft done, actually I did but I had no finish, so nothing to show you yet. I always feel like winter is a better time for crochet and knitting, and my stitching always suffers a bit during the colder months. I did try a new craft though, English Paper Piecing, and I really enjoy it!

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And of course, I participated in the Fantastic Bake Along, for which I chose the recipe! A quiche lorraine! Yum ๐Ÿ™‚

So not many makes this month, but hopefully I’ll get a few more things finished before we move away and I have to pack all my craft gear (yes, when you’re at the point that it takes half the couch, I’m calling it gear!)

I hope you guys have had a great July and that you’re ready for August!

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Jumpers and Jazz in winter

Happy Saturday my lovely readers!

Today I went to a pretty exciting festival that’s local(ish) to me (if you count 2 hours away being local ๐Ÿ˜‚). It was all about the yarn and the jazz!

I bribed my hubby to come with me by driving there and back myself and I think he did end up having fun too. It was a really lovely day, very sunny but the air was quite crisp so I was able to wear some of my yarny accessories! I got plenty of compliments on my Blurre shawl, which was very exciting. I think I’ll let the pictures talk for themselves!

We also were lucky to see two wonderful ladies spin, and it was so fascinating, it actually made me want to try it! That might have to wait a little, though, as I have neither the money nor time to invest in spinning right now!

I hope that you are all having a beautiful weekend

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WIP Wednesday – Mercury socks

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!

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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 fromย 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.

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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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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WIP Wednesday – Glynis socksย 

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.

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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!

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Sock update

Hello readers!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Winter project – Cable knit beanie

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!

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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.

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What’s your favourite winter wear?

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Emma

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