I have completed the first of my new socks and started the second. As you can see I wound off quite a bit of yarn with an eye to having the socks match but it is always hard to judge and you can also see that they won’t quite manage it. Of course I could… Read More Half a pair of Socks and some Yarn
What do you do when you are trying to avoid crochet? I say avoid because I do allow myself a little bit of crochet as I have an idea that I just want to try out but I can’t do much at a time before the discomfort comes back. Well you knit yourself another pair of… Read More What have I been up to lately?
WordPress told me yesterday that that was my eight year anniversary! So long. Finally got to be able to share the information below with you all. This post is especially for anyone who likes to make their socks with short row heels which involve wrapping stitches but find they have a problem with holes appearing… Read More Socks: Short Row Heels without Holes
I have finished the first sock and started the second. Here I am wearing it. I might have made it longer, because I so like this yarn and the effect it produces, except for these three reasons. If I made it longer I would probably have had to start increasing the number of stitches and… Read More A sock, a finalised phone closure and another project!
Recently I discovered that the first pair of socks I had made for myself all those years ago (over seven years!) had developed a hole. Oh no! Just one stitch missing sort of hole and when I am feeling very clear headed I will try to repair it. It is a bit sad but I… Read More I need more socks!
I’ve given in to the weather and taken the best photos I can of my new hat and scarf. I had to adjust the colours but it is almost impossible to reproduce the particular shade of blue green. I suppose it is somewhere between turquoise and peacock blue. I have made both of the patterns… Read More At last I have something to show you!
Some of you may remember almost four years ago, Yes! four years!, when I went to Hythe and bought a pattern to make a cardigan like one my mother had. https://rainbowjunkiecorner.wordpress.com/2015/08/29/the-knitting-pattern-expedition/ This pattern. This wool. to copy this cardigan. Well the pattern isn’t exactly the same shape but I have done the best I could… Read More Two current projects
Finally got around to sharing photographs of the baby coat I made for a friend’s grandchild. The baby finally arrived and was a boy so I was able to finish the jacket by adding the button bands on the appropriate sides, after which I sewed up the sleeve and side seams and added the hood.… Read More That other Baby Coat
Quite a while ago when thinking about methods of knitting socks I came across Kitchener stitch but try as I might I couldn’t get my head round it and I found the instructions confusing. Now quite often I imagine making things in my head that may never get made but are fun to think about… Read More Kitchener stitch and Guess the Yarn
(Still very tired but feeling a lot better!) I called the subject of this post a fairy baby coat because Sandra made the pattern as a Sweet Pea Fairy baby coat (Pattern here – https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/free-knitting-patternflower-fairy-baby/) although because of the yarns I had available I made it as a rainbow coat. Here it is spread out… Read More Fairy Baby Coat and Pixie Hat