Wednesday 4 May 2016

Socks, socks, socks, and a cat basket

I feel like I haven't been here forever.

It has only been three weeks in reality, although those 3 weeks have felt like trying to cram a years worth of work into 3 minutes!

But, I am so glad to be back and look forward to getting back into the swing of things and get you all up to date on what I have been up to over the last while.

Let me start by showing you my week's WIPs, which is the perfect way to start :)

As we are STILL busy with our reno, I find myself being drawn to the smaller projects, or things that seem to grow quite fast and be taken with me in my bag.

What better projects to do that with than socks!

And a couple of them :)

May socks

These are my May Socks.

I am so in love with the yarn as well as the pattern and look forward to being able to spend some more time with these babies over the weekend :)

I am knitting these top down and am using a complimentary cuff, heel and toe.

Main yarn: Wunderwolle
Complimentary yarn: Drops Fabel

It has been so lovely to watch how many more people have decided to join in the sock-along fun for 2016 and I love watching each and every pair of socks grow!

If you would like to join us in this month's Sock-Along you can find out more HERE

interim socks no. 2

These are a pair of interim socks when I need to have stripes ;)
I am knitting these for Jas.

fine and dandy

This pair of socks is finally making me happy :)

Except for the toes :( which I am not that thrilled with as they are really pointy, but by the time I had finally got beyond the toe I was so over ripping it back for the third time that I am going to make peace with them!

When I received this yarn in my sock subscription from Rita @ Spinnwebstube I couldn't wait to dive right into the project and wanted to knit the socks in broken seed stitch.

So before I began, I thought I would try and figure out a new way of casting on my toes - which worked and looked great, but I wasn't completely happy with them so I ripped them out!

I then cast them on again and started with the broken seed stitch pattern which I liked (above left), but wasn't in love with - so I ripped them out!

When I saw everyone casting on and knitting their Fine and Dandy socks, I fell in love with the pattern and knew then that this is what was meant for these yarns!

I merrily cast on with the pattern and knit away instead of using my usual stitch count for toe-up which resulted in me being not totally convinced about the pointy toe, but besides that I love the pattern, and love these two yarns together!

drops eskimo

This is a new cat basket for our new lounge :)

I am using Drops Eskimo to knit this basket and it is also a Drops pattern for a dogs blanket, but I don't think our furry family members will mind a bit of bigger comfort!

The pattern is some great TV knitting as it is rather mindless and worked in short-rows which I love :)

Reading wise: So many good titles are waiting to be read, but I just do not have the time or energy to read them right now, which is really sad, I do hope to change that. Last year I went way over my total of books read in my challenge, this year I haven't even managed to read one book :O

Do you ever feel like that?

I will be sharing this post with all of my weekly creative friends, so do hop on over there and be inspired!

See you soon.


  1. I'm ging on a holiday next week. I think I'm going to knit .... socks on the plane. :-) Hopefully, they don't mind the needles. Welcome home! Regula

    1. Hi Regula,
      Enjoy your trip :) As far as I know you aren't allowed to take needles in your hand luggage. I could be wrong though, so do let me know because until now I have always refrained from packing my knitting in my handbag incase it gets confiscated. Xx


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