Posts Tagged sock knitting

Wings and things

I’ve just taken some pictures of the fairy wings I made for my daughter¬†recently. They have little pink and lilac seed beads knitted in, but you can’t see them in the picture. She loves them, as you can see, although she does finds the mohair around her neck itchy, so I’ll have to see if I can rinse them in something to help with that. Suggestions welcome ūüôā


I also just finished the red bamboo silk slouch socks today. I’d put them aside for quite a while and finally picked them up again earlier this week. I’m really pleased with them and they feel really comfortable. These were knitted toe-up, but on balance,¬†I think I prefer top-down, simply because you get a nicer finish on the cuff, but perhaps I should just see if I can find a springier cast-off method. Again, suggestions welcome¬†ūüôā

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 ūüėÄ

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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