Saturday, 19 October 2013

More socks - and shawls!

After commenting about the luxurious feel of hand-knitted socks, while on holiday in New England, I offered to create some for coz and his wife. So, one of my first projects when I got home was to hunt out the dpns and get on...

Photo: Ha-ha! The socks actually match! (2 rows to go ;-p)
(and they actually match!)

Next, the shawl - coz's wife selected the yarn and I agreed to knit it for her (she's more into crochet!). Here it is, blocking out:
Photo: Shawl blocking - has to be done - will it look this good when the pins come out.....?

I was so impressed with the pattern - I grabbed a hank of yarn I picked up while 'across the pond' and set to, creating my own version:

....Indeed I do love this yarn!
It's absolutely wonderful to work with - but I can't seem to buy it here in the UK :-( 


I spent some time yesterday trying to re-organise my 'craft-space' (ie. the reclaimed bedroom from my son!) It has become somewhat a dumping ground - one day it will be wonderful - but for now I have my own little place to play!  

A relative gave me a bag of 'treasure' when I visited recently - now decanted into two glass jars:
They must be quite old, as they are solid wood bobbins! I wonder what I can use them on......

.....and in the midst of tidying up and allocating space for things I pressed
a recent 'regal' souvenir into service, too!


  1. My sister has scores of little wooden spools of Clark's ONT that surely belonged to many little old ladies in their former life. She's grateful for all the colors when she's felling down the binding of a new quilt.

    1. Joanne - quilting! :-) That's something I plan to get to at some point - was much-inspired by the examples I saw in the The New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Mass., on my trip over to your fair country recently!

    2. You might want to visit my sister's blog, Janicelovestoquilt. She's far enough way you won't be spending any money, just finding ideas. (Although I believe she has customers in England. Hmmm.)
      Check her web page, too.