Sock progress!

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I had my second sock lesson on Wednesday and I’m pleased to say that I reached the heel turn just in time. In fact I reached the seven inches of sock needed before the heel turn by Tuesday morning, plenty of time, and just had to cast on another project while I waited for my lesson. The last thing I wanted was to crack on ahead  with my sock and end up having to rip it out and I was in a knitting mood so … Read more ›

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Sunday Sevens (15th May 2016)

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The Sunday Sevens series was created by Nat at Thread and Bobbins to share awesome and exciting things that don’t necessarily deserve a whole post of their own. I have lots and lots I want to share and hopefully this will be the perfect way.

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Socks … take two …

Almost ten days ago I started my sock journey and decided to tackle learning how to knit socks. A week later and I’d barely done an inch of the cuff. I had restarted more times than I can remember and was getting no where fast.

But I wasn’t giving up.

This odd loop appeared in my knitting … I think it came about when I picked up some (of many) dropped stitches, but I couldn’t figure out where I had gone wrong. Riiiiiiip! Out it all came … again. The DPNs were hard. I was having trouble holding so many and they just kept getting in the way. Read more ›

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Sunday Sevens (8th May 2016)

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The Sunday Sevens series was created by Nat at Thread and Bobbins to share awesome and exciting things that don’t necessarily deserve a whole post of their own. I have lots and lots I want to share and hopefully this will be the perfect way.

I got my laptop back from repair on Saturday woooop! They didn’t say what was wrong, but it works again and posting is back to normal! Although my phone did a good job … until I broke that … read on and you’ll understand.

So moving swiftly on… this week in photos:
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I Have Started my Sock Journey

My sock journey started yesterday! I am so excited. After thinking about knitting socks for months, I have finally taken the plunge and cast on to several needles at once (I feel very awkward indeed) in the hope of knitting a pair of wearable socks.

As you know from my recent Sunday Sevens I’ve been watching a few podcasts. They all share such amazing socks. I have serious sock envy and I need to learn this skill and have these socks in my life. Operation sock draw has commenced.

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Sunday Sevens (1st May 2016)

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The Sunday Sevens series was created by Nat at Thread and Bobbins to share awesome and exciting things that don’t necessarily deserve a whole post of their own. I have lots and lots I want to share and hopefully this will be the perfect way.

This is my third post now from my phone… as my laptop is still in the hospital for broken electronics. I hope I get it back soon. In the mean time, yay for the WordPress app and being able to blog from my phone.

Anyways … this week in photos:

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A Rainbow Zebra called Alice

If you follow my on Instagram (@Yarnya_) you will have seen this cool dude about a month ago. Oooops! Sorry for the delay guys.

Alice is my third make from Edward’s Menagerie – I love that book! She was inspired Sharon of Inspirational Yarns who suggested a rainbow animal when I had finished Bridget the elephant. I LOVED the idea and raised my stash straight away. This was such a fun make! I think more multi-coloured animals are in my future … just not my immediate future as I have other plans for May … you’ll find out on Monday!

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