Like An Arrow?

More like an Exocet! Time has flown by at supersonic speed the last couple of months, largely because I have been so incredibly busy I suspect. So what have I been up to that has kept me so busy? Mainly finishing outfits for a faerie wedding – bride, groom and best man.

Handfasting May 08
You can see more pics of the day via the link from my homepage

There always seems to be far more finishing that I expect – the frogging on the groom’s coat was all hand made and hand stitched on and as for hand finishing the hems on the full-skirted frock coats, well, I won’t even go there. It was all worth the effort though 🙂

In addition to all that, I have also been blogging for Violet Green, doing their April Sock Club, though I must admit that time rather got away from me and the final sock pics didn’t quite get there in April 🙁

Time is pressing once more and I have plenty more to do, but I will post again soon 🙂

Happy Feet

Sometimes I find a few spare moments and a quiet corner to indulge in some knitting. A friend introduced me to the joys of knitting socks last year – they are small and quick to make, thus extremely portable, more likely to be finished rather than ending up on the unfinished projects pile and gratifyingly wonderful to wear 😀

I have a very low boredom threshold and socks are just perfect for me, allowing me to indulge in my favourite type of textural knitting techniques without years of repetition to finish a project. (I do have a celtic cable jumper that has been on the go for about 7 years). I’ve never been interested in colour based patterns, but love texture and lace patterns. This is my third pair of socks using Violet Green‘s wonderful wool (this one is the gorgeously soft Supermerino/Bamboo/Silk) and my first toe-up pattern using a staggered Fern design with narrow cables (modified from the Rapunzel pattern) made on 3.75mm DPNs, so a very quick knit indeed.  See what you think:

Red socks 1

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