After my last pair of socks were made in October, it may seem that I’ve been quiet on the knitting and crochet front. Oh no, this isn’t true.
I’ve been busy making a most incredibly soft blanket. Thankfully I managed to finish it before it got too hot to handle yarn. It’s crocheted using a basic Granny Stripe pattern; the yarn is the most wonderful MadelineTosh Merino Light in Antler and Thunderstorm.
It took AGES but I treasure it so much, it’s the best snuggling blankie I’ve ever had!
I’ve also been making amazing (if I do say so myself!) xmas presents for my beautiful nieces – shhh, don’t tell them yet.
Following all that, I’ve even managed to fit in making a new pair of socks. I thought I was all-socked-out, but I started these before realising that I’d best start the xmas presents; and I like to get things finished, so knitted up the socks that had been started.
They use a pattern called By the Seine River, and my favourite components: ‘Magic Cast-on‘ (by Judy Becker), basic sock body from Knit Picks, Stretchy bind-off (by Jeny Staiman). The yarn is the same that I used for my mum’s socks, I was so jealous of how beautiful her socks turned out! I still like the yarn, though I’m not entirely sure it works with this pattern … nonetheless, I will still wear them.
What’s next on the craft-front? I have my eye on a few different sock patterns, and also on a cardigan. All pretty exciting. However Summer isn’t the best season to be knitting … will see …