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A new sock knitting design

A new sock knitting design

I knit a lot of socks, but I don’t often add patterns or embellishments that I’d designed myself. Over years I’ve refined a pattern which I carry around in my head for a plain sock which usually forms the basis of all the socks I make. So when I finished the ‘Long long Witchy Socks’ and immediately cast on a pair of ankle socks I was slightly surprised to discover I really wanted to add a small amount of patterning.

Spring has Finally Sprung

Spring has Finally Sprung

Spring has arrived and I’m sock knitting in the sunshine with the cat.

Long long witchy socks

Long long witchy socks

Sometimes you just need a really long pair of knitted socks to go under your boots, enter the ‘Long long Witchy Socks’….

The Great British Cuppa – Completely Ruined!

The Great British Cuppa – Completely Ruined!

Do you have a ritual with your knitting? I do, I love a nice cuppa tea, but it’s all been ruined for me…

Listening to the world and a bit of pyromania

Listening to the world and a bit of pyromania

The weather here in the North East of England is living up to its unpredictable reputation and after a load of sleet, this last weekend it was wonderful blue skies and sunshine. Naturally, we’re forecast snow for next weekend again.

Sometimes it’s ok to just knit.

Sometimes it’s ok to just knit.

Sometimes you just need to knit round and round in circles when your head is foggy with grief.

Best laid plans and all that…

Best laid plans and all that…

You know it’s been a bad week when you’re struggling to do any knitting.

Goodbye Old Friend

Goodbye Old Friend

I’d love to be able to write a beautiful, eloquent and inspirational post right now, but the truth is I’m heart broken and can’t find the words.  So I’ll just leave this photo here instead…