Sherbet Lemon Socks – Ta Da!

Last week I showed you the heel of my Sherbet Lemon Socks that I was knitting for the No Nylon Sock KAL and, I’m pleased to say, this week I finally finished them despite a heap of other projects and distractions. And not only finished , but I actually wrote the pattern up today!

As regular readers may remember, I set a goal at the beginning of the year to post six patterns on Ravelry. So far, I’ve posted none. But now I’ve finally written something up, I just need to work out how to add patterns to Ravelry. So while I twist my brain around that that, I’ll leave you to look at the pics of the finished article…

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Square/Dutch heel
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Round toe

Some of you may remember that when I knitted the first of this pair I didn’t like the round toe and you suggested incorporating it in the pattern, which I’ve done and I think works well with this tiny twisted stitch. Hope you agree.

Bekki Hill

 

Square or Dutch sock heel

I haven’t shared much of my knitting with you lately. And, I confess I don’t seem to have done so much due to various distractions commitments. I’ve still not even finished my BFL sock for the No Nylon Sock KAL. However, I have rounded (or rather squared in this case) both heels.

In say squared, because in my endeavours to explore sock construction further, I decided to use a square heel for this sock. Continue reading “Square or Dutch sock heel”

Frogged and ready to go again

Our broadband signal was very intermittent Monday and non-existent most of yesterday. It’s weak right now – 6.30am Wednesday – so I suspect it will be gone again as demand increases when more of the south west is awake.  So firstly a quick apology if I’m slow to visit your blog or reply to comments at the moment. Secondly, since all you lovely readers were so patient listening to me whinging and whining advising and supporting me on what to do with the yellow blue-faced Leicester UFO, I’m writing a quick post to share the pattern I’ve chosen.

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After all the inspired suggestions – thank you – I concluded that I really wanted to make myself something to wear. I couldn’t see myself wearing a yellow shawl – although as some of your have pointed out – Facetfully – I’m not as shawl adverse as I thought. Since the ravelry search seems to find it difficult to differentiate between sweaters and cardigans, I ended up looking at sweaters as well as cardigans. This led to me deciding on Natsumi by Yoko Hatta.

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Having a pattern induced me to frog the UFO on Saturday night and one thing struck me as I unravelled it…

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This yarn is blue-faced Leicester, but not as soft as I’d expect from the breed. In fact it feels quite stringy. Hopefully it will knit up to feel better, but I’m thinking the feel is part of what dampened my enthusiasm to knit it and another lesson in not allowing colour to override my other senses.

Hoping you approve of my choice.

Bekki Hill

Procrastination Bootcamp Revisited

Back in May last year I fell in love with the idea of knitting a yellow cardigan. Given I have nothing yellow in my wardrobe, I was suspicious whether this was true love or just a  crush.

At the end of May I visited Proper Woolly and after a fair bit of uming and aghing , I bought 3 skeins of 4ply yellow blue-faced Leicester.

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I still wasn’t sure I’d done the right thing, and boy did that yarn know it. Despite sitting hidden out of sight in my stash, I could feel it somehow watching me, asking, ‘Was it really a good idea to buy me?’

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