Thursday, 30 July 2009

Ramble and no photo?! WTF?!

Oh my goodness, I take back everything I said about socks being simple!

I don't know whether it's just the pattern I'm using but I really can't understand what I'm supposed to be doing with the heel.

I could look it up on youtube or knitwitch or something, but of course what I've actually done is scout around for patterns for toys knit in the round instead. Boooo to socks! I really don't get it.

I do want to finish Nick's honeymoon socks at some stage, but while I'm feeling so rough (I have a cold on top of my post-wedding crash now too) I just don't want to have to concentrate too much.

I came across Danger Crafts on Etsy and have completely fallen in love with the Daphne and Delilah pattern, but I'm not sure I can manage it just yet. I haven't mastered Magic Loop and I don't really have any spare DPNs (apart from the ones free on Let's Knit a while ago), plus I shouldn't be buying patterns when I'm already stressing about not having any money since the wedding.

I'm still trying to get hold of Alan Dart's Irrisistable Gifts To Knit book which is supposedly available in Sainsbury's and on the MyFavouriteMagazines website, but the only place I ever find it is on Ebay. I can't afford to buy it this month so I'll probably see it everywhere I go.

Well, this was more of a ramble than a blog post so I should probably sign off here!

Wednesday, 29 July 2009


I haven't updated this blog in so long! I can't even remember how many projects I've finished since that ugly little clown (I think if I take the awful hat off he might look okay!) but the hearts for the wedding invitations and the top tier of the wedding cake are certainly worth a mention!

I'm also on my first pair of socks now, which I consider a massive leap for a novice knitter! I went to RingARosie in Whitley Bay while I was on honeymoon and as I didn't have a specific project in mind I didn't know how to choose from all of their lovely yarn! They had a display of sock yarn so I decided to bite the bullet and give it a go. Nick chose some self-striping yarn and I bought some bamboo DPNs, and despite every other (short-lived) attempt failing, I got it straight away!

Okay, so I was doing it inside-out, but a quick message on Ravelry had that fixed and now I have half a sock hanging from my (four) needle(s)!
I'm having a hard time recovering from the wedding and honeymoon so I haven't been doing much of anything, but picking the sock up from time to time is surprisingly relaxing. I still don't think I'm going to turn into a sock knitter though :s

I don't know when I'll stop feeling like a novice knitter, but I don't feel quite so nervous when I walk into a proper yarn shop anymore!