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When in doubt, knit socks

tidal wave 01

These are Deby Lake’s Tidal Wave socks which were available here but don’t seem to be there any more. So here’s a link to their Ravelry page.

These were lovely to knit, the stitch pattern was very easy to follow. Unfortunately, I used a slightly too heavy yarn which I bought at the Old Bus Depot Markets during the celebration of wool day in May. So I probably won’t wear them outside much, but they do make comfortable and sturdy socks to wear around the house on cold days.

Yarn: Fibreworks 70% merino 30% silk 4ply
Needles: 2.25mm dpns
Modifications: I continued the stitch pattern on the top of the foot all the way down to the toe shaping, rather than finishing at the ankle. I reversed the stitch pattern for the second stock so that they would be symmetrical.
Ravelry Project Page

Silky Doll once said that as soon as you finish the first sock, you should cast on the second. This is very good advice, and I’ve decided to extend it, so that as soon as I finish one pair of socks, I cast on another. That way I always have some knitting that’s small enough to take with me during my commute.

This time I’m using a self-striping yarn from Lincraft, and keeping it simple so that the stripes are the main feature. I’ve just started the heel flap on the first sock. The yarn is shades of grey, and I took this photo against a charcoal background. So this is not actually a black and white photo.
grey sock 01

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Still knitting

Two scarves, and a cabled beret pattern

It’s been a REALLY long time between posts, but I am still knitting and still cooking, just got a bit behind in the taking photos and writing departments. I’ll endeavour to post more often until I’m up to date, but I don’t want to put too much in at once, so to begin with, here are some scarves and a beret.

vintage beret detail

Last time I posted about knitting, I left a teaser of a scarf which I started knitting as a gift… but apparently I am a bad friend, because I ended up keeping it for myself . Partly because it got to long and bulky to send to a country where the weather was getting warmer, and partly because I knew I would have to make one for myself if I did send it.

I did whip up a quick beret to put in the post, but failed to snap any pictures – it was the same pattern and yarn as my own beret, with some variations due to the nature of the yarn.

vintage hues scarf and beret
Beret and Scarf in Cleakheaton’s Vintage Hues.

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