Seasonal offerings

A treat this month is to browse the accomplish knitwear from Alice Starmore and feast my eyes on the lovely patterns. Too many to choose from and knitting one would take me a while however I am pleased there were some plain patterns in it too, cabled work etc. One day I must add one … Continue reading Seasonal offerings

Lanson socks

Lansonhttps://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/lansona 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

Inspired by books

Where Miss Marple and Poor Mrs Norris meet? I have been enjoying audiobooks this month including Harry Potter and an Agatha Christie murder mystery while combining it with St Mary Mead by Olivia Villarreal and yarn by Norah George called ‘ Poor Mrs Norris’. I picked a contrast yarn from West Yorkshire Spinners from my … Continue reading Inspired by books

Working out stash

Stashdiving on a rainy day The weather here is very unseasonal and on a cold and rainy day, having been accused again that my stash was getting out of control, I set out to spend an afternoon with my gold . It required some paperbags, a trawl for patterns on Ravelry and a bit of … Continue reading Working out stash

Strie Socks

Being poorly does give you an opportunity to look through knitting books and revisit some ideas. I was looking for a simple design with an interesting heel and settled on the ‘Strie socks’ from Lara Neel’s book. Stash diving brought up the rainbow coloured yarn from Rosiesmoments ( on Etsy)  together they fitted interesting and colourful … Continue reading Strie Socks

Tyneham socks

For some time I wanted the opportunity to knit a pair of toe up socks with a nice heelflap and when asked to testknit a pair of Tyneham socks for Clare Devine I was delighted to find just such a pattern.  Starting at the toe you really quickly get the shape of a sock suitable for … Continue reading Tyneham socks