Been such a long time since I blogged

May 13, 2015

Well, I’m still here and still knitting and quite like to get back into blogging and sharing my love of knitted socks and other things,   Life has changed quite a bit for me now as I now live in the Lincolnshire Countryside of which I just love,  I do still spend part of the week  in Nottingham as I do still work there for now,  so once weekly I do the two hourly drive from/to Lincolnshire / Nottingham and also whilst in Nottingham I look after my mum.   It is the knitting that keeps me sane.   so without further ado here are some of my latest knitted socks so far  this year


This is basic socks knitted in the new Regia Design Line Arne & Carlos in the shade Star-Light, I have been wanting some of this yarn for a while but everywhere seemed to be out of stock as it is a new line for Regia.  I love the fairisle patterning in this yarn and I finished these last week.

Last month I finished these lovely socks which is part of The Knitting Goddess 2015 Pudding Club,  and here we have Abricot Socks by Rachel Coopey.  I really loved knitting these and the socks are very soft and warm to wear.  The kit is actually January’s and I still have March and May’s kit to knit yet.   So many socks to knit and not enough time lol 😉


Previous to that I knitted another pair of Vanilla Basic Socks again in lovely yarn from The Knitting Goddess Seaside 2015 Club the shade is called Beech Huts in the Snow. This was from January too and I still have the yarn for March and May kit to knit up too.

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I am currently working on two other pairs,  A plain pair using Opal Pot Pourri yarn this is my progress so farIMG_2803_medium2

I am now part way through the second sock so hopefully soon will have another pair 🙂

My other pair on the needles is the March Shipment of the Rockin Sock Club,  I do not have a progress picture as yet as I am still on the first sock but here is the picture of the kit that we received,  I really love the yarn it is called Gran’s Kitchen


The pattern is lovely but involves lace so is quite slow going but I am making progress.

I did knit the January Club kit back in February and we have 59th Bridge Street Socks in the Shade Feeling Groovy and wow are these socks bright and quite Neon.  The pattern was lovely to knit though and I enjoyed making them,


That’s all from me for now but will post more progress pictures soon and also a little more about what I have been upto over the last few years lol 🙂  Bye for now.


Happy New Year

January 1, 2009

Happy 2009 to you all,   let’s hope it’s a good one for   Health, Wealth and Peace.   

Just a quick round up to show my holiday progress of what I have been knitting, not much to show but for my slow standards good progress has been made on  Holidazed .    Sock one has now been completed

Here is the close up of the stitch pattern

I also yesterday cast on for another pair of socks with STR, I noticed a Kal in the Socks That Rawk group on Ravelry and decided to join in especially as the pattern had been in my queue to knit for a while and what better way then being in part of a group. So here we have

Pattern: Leyburn Socks

By Pepperknit

Yarn:  Socks That Rock Lightweight

Shade:  Foofaraw

Needles:  2.5mm knitpick dpns

I am making this pattern as toe-up and short row toe shaping the pattern on the sock itself is a rather interesting lattice effect where the yarn is stranded across small intervals of the work.  First time I have come across this stitch pattern and is very enjoyable to make and does look quite effective with the variagated yarn

Anyway enough talking and more knitting now as every minute of the holidays counts  🙂

Happy New Year  

French Navy Lacey Socks

December 27, 2008

Here is my latest pair of socks that I knitted and finished in December

Simply Lovely Lace Socks

by Karen Baumer

Yarn  Rowan Wool Cotton French Navy Shade no 909

Approx 1.5 balls

Needles 3mm dpn’s


A lovely simple lace pattern which on 3mm needles knit’s up really fast, I did a slightly deeper heel flap than what was stated on the pattern but i find this has resulted in a lovely tight snug fitting sock.


Here again on sock blockers


My next pair I am making is the Sixth and final kit from this year’s The Socks That Rock Club.  The pattern is titled Holidazed and is knitting in a yarn titled Muddy Autumn Rainbow which is a rather lovely mix of  red,pinks,greens and gold  which has a rather lovely Christmas appeal.  It actually looks better in my opinion knitted up than in the skein

 I am rather hoping to have these finished before the arrival of the first kit of 2009 which I expect to arrive towards the end of January.   I have joined the STR Club yet again which shall be my third year,  of course the joining didn’t come without the usual complications of getting payment  through the system , something which a lot of people were having trouble with,  The signing up on the 15th December  caused headaches for the Blue Moon Team as the system couldn’t cope with so many in one go trying to make payments and rushing to join up ,  A few days later though, all was sorted, and I am in for another year  I can hardly wait for the next kit to arrive 🙂


The Solstice Slip

December 15, 2008

This pattern and yarn was the third kit of the 2007 Rockin’ Sock Club and is one my favourites,   The pattern had the option of either toe-up or cuff down,  I chose the toe-up so to get the most out of the full skein of yarn.

The Solstice Slip by J C Briar
Yarn Blue Moon Fibers Lightweight
Colour  Firebirds
Needles 2.25mm
Started March 2008
Finished July 2008
These turned out a little large and bulky to wear with ordinary boots, so I tend to use these as house socks and are lovely warm and bright for those chillier days
 Solstice-Slip-Firebird Socks



Hello world!

December 14, 2008

Welcome to my world of knitting a place I would like to share with you my love of hand knitted items.

Pattern Simply Splendid Socks by Lucy Neatby

Yarn:   Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Design Line Kaffe Fassett (1.5 balls)

Colour Landscape Fire

Needles 2.25mm dpns

Date Started October 2008

Date Finished November 2008

First time for me with both pattern and yarn, both of which I would use again.

Kaffe Fassett Landscape Fire