Progress on the blanket
I am still working (monogamously) on my
Moderne Log Cabin – two more squares and the border to go after this one.
I have joined the
Bluestocking club at KDD and I am very keen to get started on the first pair of socks. Socks and 18th century women – two of my great interests!
My inkle loom arrived today too – although it does require some assembly.
I have taken to buying yarn whenever we go on holiday.
I bought this one from
Text and Co – a yarn and book store, what a perfect combination!
Cowgirlblues Merino Twist (in the shorebreak colourway). I bought two skeins because each one is only 300m (instead of the normal 400 for socks), but I suspect I only needed one.
November Sock Knitting Progress
My sock is progressing. There is a 1×1 twisted rib and now I am using the leg pattern from Helen Stewart’s
Yarn is from
Louie and Lola and is Merino, Silk and Yak in the dusty rose colour way. I’m using 2.25mm needles.
I have started my November socks. This yarn is beautiful. It is a merino, silk and yak mix from
Louie and Lola yarns in the Dusty Rose colourway.
I am doing a 1×1 twisted rib and then I am going to use the pattern from Helen Stewart’s
Vapour Socks (it was part of her Handmade Sock Society 3 – I have purchased all three of her sock societies).
October Socks are finished
I finished my October socks yesterday (31st of October), just in the nick of time. The yarn is a
malabrigo, but I cant remember the colour-way.
I used my standard sock recipe (top down and a heel flap and gusset). The pattern on the leg and foot I found in a Japanese stitch dictionary (See this
October Sock Finished
I have finished one of my
October Socks – and on the second I have started on the leg (it’s top down, so I have a long way to go!).
I have started work on my very originally named ‘October Socks’.
The yarn is a
malabrigo, but I can’t remember the name and I have lost the label (maybe Diana or Arco Iris).
Japanese Knitting Stitches Book
For the leg and foot I am using a stitch pattern from
– it has a 9 stitch repeat. It is hard to see in my images but there is a knot stitch and then a 1 stitch cable (alternating between right and left). Japanese Knitting Stitches
To fit the stitch pattern, I cast on 63 and did a rib that would flow into the pattern (K2, P3, K2, P2).
I learnt how to do the cable without a cable needle, by firstly using a cable needle and observing what was happening. This is an easy to memorise pattern and the sock is flowing easily.
My original intention was to knit
corona socks, but it didn’t go well. I stuffed up converting from flat to in the round and decided to do something else – Polka dot socks.
The yarn is
Malabrigo Sock (033 Cereza) and I am using 2.25mm needles. Twisted rib, cuff and a normal heel flap, heel turn.
One of my sneaky children liberated this yarn from my stash and gave it to me for mother’s day!
So this will be the next sock project – after the Covid socks. I am going to pick a pattern from the
book. 52 Weeks of Sock
No new T.V series to report on – I gave up on
The Last Kingdom (too violent for me). I am looking forward to the new series . The Great
I needed to knit something that didn’t require as much concentration as my
roadside beanie, so I started knitting my corona sock – just working on the cuff at the moment.
The Miniaturist and have started the latest season (season 4?) of – possibly too violent for me (someone got an arrow in the eye – ergh) The Last Kingdom