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

Pioneer socks

These socks were a perfect combination for my friend Tara. She’s a bit of a pioneer and everything is red for her so when I wanted to make her a gift these were the ideal combination. A pattern by Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears and knitted in West Yorkshire Spinners 4 ply. A very … Continue reading Pioneer socks