FO: Zebra Socks

Okay, so it’s only my handbag knitting and they weren’t exactly complex, but I finished my Zebra socks 🙂 and amazingly they are my first knitting finish of the year!

Zebra Socks

Toasty warm in real wool – just what’s needed in this weather.

Wicked Witch of the East

Just one question: Should I buy myself a pair of red shoes and rename them Wicked Witch of the East?

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Knitting Progress

I’ve just check and it turns out I haven’t done a knitting update since the end of last year. Probably because progress is feeling rather sluggish. In reality, I think it’s just that knitting a large project that makes it feel that way.

So far this year, I’ve knitted the back of my Pineapple cardigan – apart from the moss stitch edge that happened last year…

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…and almost finished the sleeves. I though I had finished on Sunday, but then  decided they needed another 6 rows. I’m getting a little jaded with these – they need to be soooo long for my orangutan arms, plus knitting them two at a time, makes it seem as if I’ve been knitting them forever.

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I’ve done very little other knitting. I have worked on a new kit and, although I was pleased with my first attempt,  each time I refine it, I’ve made it worse not better. Currently on my fourth version.

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I’ve did a very few rows knitted on my reversible scarf – which I already mention in my January UFO update.

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Other than that, it’s been my handbag knitting. I’ve finished the leg of this sock…

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There’s a few wrinkles in it, because the socks that fit my feet are too big for an average sock blocker. But who wants to be average?

And started the other one…

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So although progress feels slow, reviewing what I’ve done tells me I’ve done a fair amount in the last six weeks 🙂

Reading back through my review I’m also thinking I should rename my blog The Knitting Giantess. 

Dartmoor Sheep Socks Knitting Pattern

If you read my posts regularly, you’ll know I love to make up my own designs, but often procrastinate over writing the patterns up. You’ll also know I’ve been promising to write up my sheep sock pattern a for a while. So I’m delighted to tell you the Dartmoor Sheep Socks pattern is now up on Ravelry.  The link is here.

Sheep Socks Knitting Pattern

PHEW! Now I’ve done the sheep socks I’d better go off and tackle writing up the Heartfelt Cardigan. 

YAY! I’m UFO Free!

One of the great things about blogging is that once I’ve promised to do something on my blog, I find it much harder to hide from doing it. I’ve no doubt that if I kept quiet and didn’t mention it again, you guys would forget I ever made the promise, but still making that promise in open forum makes it so much more compelling. After all a promise is a promise. Continue reading “YAY! I’m UFO Free!”

UFO Update and Kitchener Stitch Picture Tutorial

As I promised last week, I dug to the bottom of my knitting basket at the weekend in search of UFOs. I was delighted to find only the one UFO I already knew was there; a pair of socks, one sock waiting for an afterthought heel, the other in need of a spot of Kitchener stitch to close the toe.

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Having vowed to rid myself of UFOs for the year, I took out my tapestry needle to Kitchener stitch the toe closed, when it occurred to me, I could take some pictures and write a Kitchener stitch tutorial. Hopefully some of you will find it useful and hopefully it will divert all of you from noticing the afterthought heel is still unfinished. Continue reading “UFO Update and Kitchener Stitch Picture Tutorial”

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