Sock it to me Monday 10

Oh so much news for my tenth socky post! I’d like to say I planned it so there was something interesting to say just in time for double digits, but that would be a blatant lie. Everyone knows I’m too disorganised for that.

The first news: I finished my first ever pair of socks AND THEY FIT!!

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I keep trying them on because part of my brain can’t quite believe that it worked.

These are made with Mothy and the Squid yarn in the colourway Peacock Flower. The pattern is Basic Sock with Integrated Heel on Ravelry and I used 2mm DPNs to make the largest size for my hobbit feet.

I can’t even tell you how happy I am with these socks. If I were not so scared of causing holes I’d never take them off.

But I am a sock knitter now and can’t bear to have empty needles for long, so the second news:

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I cast on for the boyfriend’s socks and already made it to the foot.

It’s going soooo much faster than mine, thanks to the sensible amount of ribbing (15 rounds, thanks for all the advice!) and a slightly shorter leg. Also the fact that I haven’t yet messed it up. Win.

It’s official – I love knitting socks!

Hannah

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Sock it to me Monday – I’m going in.

I can put it off no longer; It’s finally time for me to dip my toe into the sock knitting pool.

My tiny sock circular has gone walkabout, but I got the hang of using DPNs after making two lots of fingerless gloves so I’m just going to stick with them.

I’m using Mothy and the Squid yarn, in the Peacock Flower colourway that I bought during Local Yarn Shop Day last year. Less than a year in stash is pretty good for me!

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Obviously I haven’t got very far yet (it took me at least five tries to get the stretchy cast on right), but I’m feeling surprisingly confident about it.  The pattern I’m using is the basic sock with integrated heel on Ravelry, suggested by Crawcraft Beasties as being good for sock beginners.

Wish me luck!

Hannah

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LYS Day

Last Saturday was suuuuuuuuper busy, but I still found time to celebrate Local Yarn Shop Day with a visit to I Sew 2 and Sealy MacWheely.  They’re not the most local-to-me yarn shops, but they are definitely the friendliest I’ve ever visited so it was more than worth the time and effort to get across and support them.

First up was Sealy MacWheely, which had been re-stocked since my last visit so I was really spoilt for choice. Mothy and The Squid won out this time, when I spotted some Leaf Green Rainbow.

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I had already seen (and fallen in love with) this colourway on Instagram so there’s no way I was going to leave without buying some.

Then my eyes were irresistibly drawn to this pretty:

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It’s called Peacock Flower. Of course my camera can’t handle the reds properly, so that photo is just a hint of how vibrant and warm and beautiful the colours are. I really can’t wait to get this wound up and start making something with it.

And while I was distracted by the oodles of beautiful yarn, these earrings just jumped into my hands! What’s a girl to do?

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Of course I bought them.

As it was a special day I also got a free cupcake, blanket pattern, and pin badge. I thought I had a photo of the badge but I can’t find it right now, so hopefully I can get that added later.

Then I popped across the road to I Sew 2. They were starting to wind down and pack up for the day, so I had a quick look around and settled on some coordinating fat quarters.

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This one is my particular favourite:

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A more accurate picture of the colours

So many pretty, pretty things to play with, I just don’t know where to start! We’ll see what calls to me when I get a proper stretch of crafting time.

Who else treated themselves on Saturday?

Hannah

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