Afterthought Heels from Yesteryear: Another ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’ realisation

I’ve written before about how easy it is to overlook how innovative and creative previous generations of knitters were. Putting it like that I’m sure many of us would say, ‘oh no, not at all’, but then we come across something that reveals, in our surprise, exactly that. Today I want to share a pattern … More Afterthought Heels from Yesteryear: Another ‘Nothing New Under the Sun’ realisation

Ringwood Socks

In October I set myself the challenge of designing a sock pattern. There were a few reasons for this; I’m behind on my sock challenge to knit a pair of socks every month this year – by October – month 10 – I’d managed just 5 pairs. I thought that if I designed some socks this would give me … More Ringwood Socks

Is a pair of socks ever enough? The sad tale of the sock who reached for the stars and found the tumble dryer…

I set myself the challenge of knitting myself a pair of socks each month this year to replenish my sock drawer and to make sure I knit something for myself that I love – you really can’t beat hand knitted socks. However, the sense of loss when a sock mysteriously disappears or meets a tragic … More Is a pair of socks ever enough? The sad tale of the sock who reached for the stars and found the tumble dryer…

The Year of Socks

Last year I set myself the challenge of not buying any new clothes from high street stores, but to re-discover some of the forgotten contents of my wardrobe and only buy vintage and second hand clothes, and to make the rest. I blogged about a wonderful red wool jacket I bought from the Air Ambulance … More The Year of Socks