I hope that your first week of Feb has been great, I have just been so busy that I missed my usual Monday post. I’m afraid that I will only be able to blog on Wednesdays for the next couple of weeks, but fear not, I have a few things on the go that I will definitely be sharing when everything is back to normal!
This brings me to today’s post, I have made a start on my second pair of socks of the year, and I have a half finished object (HO) to show you!
I’m using self striping yarn, and to make them more manly than my socks, I’m not doing any lace pattern. Hubby was definitely relieved about that one! The socks kind of fit on my sock blockers, because I discovered that I have hobbit feet (almost the same size as hubby’s). Or maybe he just has small feet? Either way, those fit him, and he is happy he will have a new pair for winter. I really like the striping effect on those, I think they look great! I have lost the ball band somewhere though so I can’t remember what the yarn is, but I shall find out and I will mention it when I finish the socks.
I have also made a start on the Read Between the Line shawl and I love it! I will try to take some pictures and share that next week 🙂 I wish you all a wonderful end of the week!
Happy Monday lovely readers!
First, I would really love to thank all of you who showed interest in Sandy, you guys really put a smile on my face ❤️
And second, I have finished my candy corn socks! Yay! I’m super excited about those, I think they look awesome and I really enjoyed working with this yarn
I’ve already worn them of course and they are perfect in my running shoes 😊 So that’s my first pair (and first project) finished for the year, hopefully I can keep up my goals!
Have you finished projects this year already?
Happy Wednesday lovely readers!
I hope you all had a great start to the year, I am sure having a great week with my family still being here. We visited an orchard yesterday and went along the coast today and it was all beautiful!
On New Year’s Eve, I decided to cast on some very special yarn I got from Bogga from Knitting in France. I thought I would try something new so I started my very first crochet sock. Now, this was an epic fail! I didn’t like the fabric that the crochet made, the sock was too small I didn’t like the look of it overall.
I got all the way to there but then I just couldn’t do it. I had to frog it! So that was my first frog of 2018 on day 2! I really loved the yarn though, so I knew I had to start back straight away. Thankfully I’m a fast knitter, so this is where I’m at since yesterday.
I actually prefer everything about this sock, especially how the yellow and orange blend (it looks less like candy corn but I think they are more wearable this way so I’m happy). I’m doing a shorty vanilla sock to wear in my sport shoes and I’ve already turned the heel and decreased back to the right number of stitches needed for the foot. I’m not really using any pattern, I just cast on 60 sts, did a 2×2 rib and used a heel flap with eye of partridge motif (which is my absolute favourite). I should have this first sock cast off by the end of the week and possibly a whole pair next week.
I guess at least I tried crochet socks but, unless I find a really good pattern or you guys can recommend one, I don’t think I’ll try it again anytime soon.
Have you already had a fail this new year? Please tell me I’m not alone! In any case, have a great end of the week.
Happy Monday lovely readers!
This weekend, the hubby and I have driven all the way from Brisbane in Queensland to Melbourne in Victoria to our new house! I’m very excited to be here finally, but I am also very excited that I got knitting and crochet time in the car!
Crochet-wise, I got some progress on my Swaye shawl (more on Wednesday) but I did manage to get a FO in knitting: my Hermione’s everyday socks!
I’m so excited about those socks, they are ultra soft, I adore the colours and the pattern. Really they are just a total winner! The pattern I used is a free pattern on Ravelry from Dreams in Fiber (Erica Lueder) and I am planning on trying out another of her patterns soon! I just love that a lot of them are inspired by Harry Potter!
And the yarn is from Fibre Revolution on Etsy, I just fell in love with all the colours they have, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of their yarn soon as I’ve got 6 skeins from my sock yarn club!
I hope you still had a great weekend and I wish you an amazing week
Happy Wednesday readers!
I hope you’ve had a good week so far 😊 I have finished one of my Hermione’s every sock last week and I’m so excited about how soft it is!
The pattern coming through with the knitting is really cool too and I think that the name of the yarn is perfect, the sock really looks like seafoam 😊 I can’t wait to show you what else I’ve been up to on Friday!
Just a quick one today, as this week seem to be running away from me 😅 I have some progress on the Hermione’s everyday socks but I have actually mostly been working on another project. I will show that to you next week, as I feel like there isn’t much to show you right now 😊
Here is where my sock is, I’ve finished decreasing the stitches to my preferred foot size, and all I have to do is knit the foot! I absolutely love how the heel turned out, it was my first eye of partridge heel and I think it looks beautiful! Hopefully I’ll have started the second sock by next week 😊
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 34°C today!)
I hope you guys are having a good week and I can’t wait to read about your WIPs 😊
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 ⚡️
I will see you back on Wednesday with a new project on my needles!
Have a great week!
Happy Wednesday lovelies ❤️
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 and 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 🐙 (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!
And of course, I participated in the Fantastic Bake Along, for which I chose the recipe! A quiche lorraine! Yum 🙂
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!
Happy Wednesday readers!
Like I said on Monday, I’ve already cast on another pair of socks. Those will be plain vanilla socks but will be worked slightly differently than what I’m used to. So far I have only made socks from the top down, but this time I’m doing them from the toes up and I’m also making two at the same time! For that, I’m using the pattern from Heidi Bears website, it’s really good and has great pictures to illustrate the instructions!
You may notice I’m using Aquagirl once again, those are the leftovers from the socks I made for my friend Tracy. I actually was showing the yarn to my mum over Skype and she absolutely loved the colours, I can’t really blame her, this colourway is amazing! Mum really likes short socks and I had enough yarn so I decided to make her a pair and gift them to her when I go back to visit my family in September 😊
I’ve finished the toes already and I’m working my way through the foot. I’ve really been liking this technique so far, it will be really cool to have finished both socks at the same time too!
In other news I received this beautiful bouquet of flowers today, isn’t my husband just so sweet? They look like little suns and they really did brighten my day ☀️