Lanson socks

Lanson socks by Clare Devine were an interesting knit for me. The idea of mismatching yet matching pattern socks I had to make for a son who wears mismatching socks regularly. The closest we could come to a matching pair.The pattern presents a version for cuff down and toe up in a variety of sizes … Continue reading Lanson socks

Life changes

And then one day, your knitting mojo disappears and all that you found easy no longer is and the knitting speed you once enjoyed has magically disappeared. I remember that I need to be kind to myself too and that after all this is meant to be relaxing and not an activity that should lead … Continue reading Life changes

Secret knitting

The pleasure of secret knitting. Apart from the fact it’s secret knitting and you cannot share anything but the yarn of the project you are creating, there are other advantages. you get to work with yarn that’s new to you which you may or may not like. It forces you to make a gauge swatch … Continue reading Secret knitting


Lanson by Loveshareknit I was really taken aback at the possibility of a pair of socks in natural yarn, without nylon, that would be machine washable, warm, fun etc. I was in the market for an upgrade to warmth as one of my sons aims to live near Edinburgh from the relative warm climate of … Continue reading Lanson

The 2005 cardigan

Remembering the cardigan from 2005 worn to bits and much loved. Planning your knitwear means having your garment ready for the season to wear it. We all get tempted by a new garment in winter but by the time you have knitted it up , depending on your knitting speed and time available it can … Continue reading The 2005 cardigan