Saturday, 18 February 2012

Wise socks

These socks are very wise.
Firstly, we are forecast snow this weekend, so warm hand knitted socks are a very wise choice. Secondly, because the pattern comes from Wise Hilda Knits.
Wise Hilda is very wise indeed, as she knows how to avoid holes when picking up gusset stitches after turning the heel. A very handy tip. The pattern is quite easy (K3, P1), so a great knit for when watching TV or when travelling about. The yarn is Drops Fabel, that I won from a give-away from A Playful day podcast. All this wise knitting makes me wonder if my guinea pigs would like a jumper? Somehow I suspect that it would not be very wise at all!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

This morning I received a very cute crochet heart!
Meanwhile I have been enjoying my first attempts at Fair Isle.
I quite like the floats on the back, does that make me weird?

Monday, 13 February 2012


Just back from a weekend away to Liverpool.
Of all the hotel rooms in the city, I managed to pick the one with the spools above the bed!
Saw some amazing architecture.
Checked out some interesting altered photographs in the days before Photoshop at the Open Eye Gallery, and three rooms of beautiful tapestries at the Lady Lever art Gallery.
Plus the Cavern Club, Port Sunlight and a trip on a yellow duckmarine. Great fun!