Monday, 28 December 2009

healing socks

healing socks3
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Apparently I didn't post my finished socks! These are the spiralling socks pattern from The Knitter. Lots of new things for me here, knitting toe-up, after thought heel, and the spiralling method (thought up by Grumperina I think).

Loved the toe-up method, although the turkish cast on was tricky without 2 circs! I bought some for sock number 2! They are a bit short, but not too short, and I like the afterthought heel.

Shame the 2nd sock found a knot in on of the balls of yarn, which gives a disjointed effect, but I still like them.

The Zauberball was interesting, a bit thick and thin in places, and doesn't strike me as particularly hard wearing. Love the effect though!

When they were washed they twisted a bit, probably due to the spiralling nature of them.

More socks

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With the lovely dream in colour stardust yarn given to me when I was going through a really hard time in November by my friend Kate I have cast on some Paraphernalia socks.

There are no measurements in the pattern, so it wasn't until I got to the end of the chart for the 2nd time that I realised these socks were going to be a strange length. Mid-calf - so not knee length but somewhere in the middle. I wasn't keen on that so I completely ignored the instructions about dong a 3rd repeat up to a certain point before starting the heel. Fingers crossed this doesn't screw things up later!

Thursday, 24 December 2009


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So I made a hat from the latest Knitty. Matt laughed when I first put it on. Oh well, it was a fun knit.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

A hat for Pip

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I have no idea what to get my friend for Christmas, especially since she said she doesn't want anything for herself, and she can't eat diary at the moment so chocolates are out and she doesn't drink alcohol. So I decided to knit a hat for her baby, Pip. Pip is 7 (probably 8 now) months old, and the pattern (Umbilical cord hat from Stitch n Bitch) was for up to 6 months. So I added an inch in diameter and knit for a bit longer before decreasing.

I hope it fits!

More Aliens

Kate Alien
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and another one...