I finished my Christmas socks. The yarn is the Christmas yarn from WYS. I just did a plain sock – twisted rib cuff, eye of partridge heel flap and I used Kate Atherley’s wedge toe instructions (I like how the toe is rounded rather than pointy).
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I am still working on my Christmas socks – although I might have to move onto some secret squirrel things before I get finished.
I went to Knit Purl – it is a beautiful store. Definitely worth a visit.
And then on the way back to the come I passed Laneway Quilts – so I had to pop in and bought more sock yarn (of course). I am so amazed that two stores can co-exist so close to each other in a relatively small community.
I have turned the heel, but still to pick up the stitches for the gusset.
Yarn: Fairy Lights from WYS, I am making the pattern up as I go along (very vanilla though).
Check out the knitted and crocheted poppies at the War Memorial in Kings Park.
A new start. This is Fairy Lights from West Yorkshire Spinners (it’s the limited edition christmas one). I bought it directly from them and it arrived within a week.
I am using my Addi Crasy Trio needles (size 2.25mm) and my gauge is 8 stitches/inch.
My original plan was to knit something with a bit of texture – maybe a cable, but the colour pattern is interesting, so I am just going to knit a plain vanilla top-down sock.
I am going to cast on 66 stitches and knit a 1 by 1 rib for 2 inches (although I might do a twisted rib).
I have continued to work may way through my Craftsy class – I now know how to do the pin stitch on linen (brilliant – why didn’t I know that?)
Once I get going, I find this quite easy. I am thinking 32 count Belfast Linen might be my thing. I tried to buy more at Spotlight today, but I had to buy the whole 10m role – that’s $880 – so I said ‘no thanks’ to that and I will buy more from the Crewel Gobelin.
I am still knitting the second sock – I have reached the toe decreases.
I did a much better job on the gusset this time. I found this article on avoiding holes and it was fabulous (no holes!).
The yarn and the needles have both been great – yarn from passionedflower (on Etsy) and the needles are the new Addi ones.