Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Green sock syndrome

 I seem to be veering towards various shades of green in my new sock knitting obsession! This latest start is a a Zauberball in Colour 2244. The shades are just gorgeous.



Meanwhile, as the massive decluttering takes place - very cathartic -  prior to our house move, I managed to some slow, calming needlework in the evenings. This is a cross stitch pattern by Little House Needleworks, stitched on 30 count linen. I thought it would be lovely on the wall in what will be my sewing room in the new house,





The sock knitting continues to be inspired by the socksurgery enabling from Shinybees podcast and Clare Devine over at the yarn and pointy sticks blog. I haven't yet been brave enough yet to try toe up socks or experiment too much with heel shape variations, but am getting there, and really enjoying learning to knit socks. It is a great TV watching project, and they do feel so wonderful on your feet!

I have been listening to  quilting and crafting podcasts for a couple of years now, but have only recently begun to watch video podcasts while I knit or stitch. Mainly knitting ones as they seem to be far more numerous. A couple of recent favourites are LittleBobbinsKnits and TillyTrout on YouTube. Both women are a delight do listen to and I am learning a lot along the way. Give them a listen.

Bye for now and enjoy some slow stitching.