Remember that?! This blog seems to have morphed from knitting and London life to cooking, bikes and London life over the last few months!
There has been knitting throughout, but I've cut back on the amount I do for various reasons - the wrists are not always willing, travelling time has been very limited (and most of it on bikes or driving) and I have been weaving and spinning instead.
But just to prove that I can still knit, here's a couple of recent sock projects.
Firstly a simple pair of gift socks for a friend's birthday - Kaffe Fassett Regia sock yarn done to the regular sock pattern; toe up with a short-row heel and picot cuffs. I had to cast off twice on the first sock, couldn't get it loose enough.
Second project is Cookie A's Pomatomus socks - a 'piquant' pattern if ever I tried one! The pattern is fairly straightforward but I never really got the hang of it properly. Everytime I had to start a new pattern repeat it was a struggle to get it right for some reason, and there are a couple of bits where it has been fudged. Luckily I now know enough about knitting to get away with the fudging. Also for some reason my toe cast off looks like it's the wrong way out. Couldn't be bothered to rip it back and do it again, after all it's only me who's going to be seeing it! Have just cast on for the second sock. I'm glad I've tried it because I've been wanting to make this for a long time, but I don't think I'll be making any more! Tick the box and move on!
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