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A New Sock Project

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 52 Weeks of Sock book.

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.

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Corona Sock

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.

Finished The Miniaturist and have started the latest season (season 4?) of The Last Kingdom – possibly too violent for me (someone got an arrow in the eye – ergh)

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Roadside Beanie Progress

This probably doesn’t look much different for yesterday, but I have started on Chart E (only Chart F left after this). I also have all of those ends to weave in.

We watched the second episode of The Miniaturist – just one more to go. The production design is fabulous.

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Roadside Beanie

Roadside Beanie

As the socks are finished, I have returned to my Roadside Beanie – I think I achieved two rounds last night.

I am now watching The Miniaturist – there are only three episodes, so that’s not going to take long to finish.

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Shell Cottage Finished

Socks are finished

As predicted I finished the socks last night (and Normal People). I need to block them, but it’s a rainy day here so I am going to wait for better drying weather.

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Shell Cottage Sock Update

I am up to the toe – I use the toe construction that Kate Atherley has in her Custom Socks book.

Still making my way through Normal People, maybe two episodes to go? The socks and TV series might finish at the same time.

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A New Project – Hitchhiker Beyond

Hitchhiker Beyond

I have started a new project. I love my hitchhiker and thought I would make another one using a green/blue yarn and then I came across Hitchhiker Beyond! It’s symmetrical!

It is an easy but amazingly effective pattern – made even better by Misti Alpaca sock yarn.

I have been watching The Collection

The Collection

Described as

A gripping family drama and entrepreneurial fable, set in a post-war Paris fashion house. It exposes the grit behind the glamour of a rising business, spearheaded by two clashing brothers.

It is beautiful and sinister and there are mysteries and secrets to be revealed.

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Finished

Finished Arachnid Mitts

I learnt a bit on the second one – I put all of the stitches of the spider pattern on one needle, so I didn’t have to cable and swap needles – genius! This one progressed quickly because I was watching Halcyon – any excuse to watch a bit more – I haven’t finished yet.

The costumes and settings…

Halcyon Cast

are spectacular.

The pattern is Arachnid. The yarn is patonyle ombre in coral (I used two balls, but there is heaps left you could probably get by with one ball).

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A New Knitting Project

Current work in progress

Current work in progress

As Miss A won’t wear socks, I needed to knit her something different – she chose a hat. Together we searched Ravelry and found this hat (Azurite). She picked the yarn –Filatura Di Crosa Baby Zarina Print.

I haven’t knitted a hat before, but so far so good.

The instructions call for a LT (Left Twist) which involves dropping a stitch (carefully), moving the stitch behind it to the right needle, picking the stitch up again and the moving the stitch back – really just changing the stitch order of the first two stitches on the left needle. I was not prepared to drop a stitch – no matter how carefully – so I have been using a cable needle. A bit wussy I know, but I couldn’t deal with the drama of a laddering dropped stitch.

I’m finding knitting this to be quite compelling – it is a 9 stitch pattern that I can remember quite easily, so I can knit this while watching various British period dramas – like this one or this one.

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Another Red Square

Sewwitty's Red Square

Sewwitty’s Red Square

I’ve started working on my squares again – it was an effort to remember what to do. Fortunately  I still had fabulous instructions from here.

While working on my squares, I have been watching the latest version of Poldark – I would definitely recommend it – but isn’t that man’s life terrible? Everything goes wrong time and time again. Anyone read the novels?

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