Pack a punch popsicle socks

29 03 2008

Here are my latest pair of socks, they are the Estonian Button Stitch socks by Jane Prater and are knitted in Colinette Jitterbug – Popsicle colourway. I usually hate pooling yarn but I really love this, the colours are just so vibrant they make me smile and I really have a soft spot for Jitterbug, I found the yardage fine, these fit my size 7’s and I have about 15g left over and the stitch definition and fabric are really lovely . They were knitted on 2.75mm needles and the pattern was a pleasure to knit and excellently written, I would highly recommend it and I am sure I will use it again. The button stitch does take a little getting used to but I found that doing a double YO instead of a YO made the stitch far easier to pull through and gave exactly the same effect.


Lovely Goodies

28 03 2008

I have just come back from 4 lovely nights in the Lake District, and I arrived home to an abundance of beautiful squishies !!!

I bought the Amy Butler Creativity Bag from Lakeland Plastics whilst away and I LOVE it, it is big enough to fit loads of projects in and I just love Amy Butler designs.

The yarn is:

  • 3 balls of Twilley’s Sincere 100% Organic Cotton (to do a baby cardigan for a friends babies arrival in May).
  • 6 skeins of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd sock in, Childsplay, Tahoe & Fresh Stripe colourways.
  • 1 skein of Aruncania Ranco solid in a lovely Olivey green
  • 2 50g skeins of 100% British sock yarn in Candyfloss from Angels and Elephants.

It was almost worth coming home for!

Seeing Chevrons

11 03 2008

I have finally finished my Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, it is knitted in Collinette Jitterbug, colours Gauguin & Florentina. I didn’t make it as long as the pattern stated and I still had just under half a skein of each left over. The Florentina is now becoming a pair of socks for my daughter!

I quite enjoyed knitting this as it was a no-brainer pattern that travelled well as you could just pick it up and knit. I think I will miss not having it on the needles, but I will get great pleasure from wearing it 😀

Mothers Day Sublime Socks

2 03 2008

I had an idea to make my MIL some bed socks for Mothers Day, this would have been fine, if I hadn’t decided on Wednesday night!

They were finished at midnight last night, not too bad for 4 nights knitting (well good for me as I am quite a slow knitter) 😀

The pattern is the International Sock of Doom pattern :

they are knitted in Sublime Baby, Merino, Silk & Cashmere and are so soft & snuggly. My MIL loved them, she is a knitter herself so I knew they would be appreciated.

They where a really nice, easy, quick knit, I am definitely feeling the DK sock love and am sure I will be doing more very soon, LOL.