Friday, 26 November 2010

First Beach Socks

The second socks in the 'When Vampires Knit Socks..' Sock Club can be unveiled!

These socks are inspired by Bella’s visit to First Beach where she is reunited with her childhood friend Jacob. When this happens in the book, the weather is unusually nice* and in the sunlight the seemingly grey pebbles on the beach reveal a vast array of subtle colours – gold, green, lavender, blue. The socks begin with ribbing with a little shell pattern and the pattern on the leg is reminiscent of the gentle rippling water in the tidal pool where Bella sits and lets her mind wander….

*when they filmed this scene the weather was not nice, scenes had to be changed to include hats, coats and blankets, I am staying true to the written word on this one!

These will be available to non-club members in April 2011, but you can add them to your favourites on Ravelry here

Seriously this yarn is SO PRETTY, I didn't want to stop knitting it - Joy, The Knitting Goddess is a dyeing genius!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Socktober was Green

These are the second green pair of socks I made in October (the first were my Forks Socks) These are the Through the Loops Mystery Socks and the yarn is The Yarn Yard Clan. Green is a particular favourite of mine, a large amount of my sock yarn stash is green and I've never met a green yarn that I didn't like. I asked my sister to model for the photos and she decided she was keeping the socks, I may launch a stealthy rescue mission for them later....

Also on the needles at the moment is the Woolly Wormhead Mystery Hat, I'm using The Thylacine yarn in a lovely delicate colour called Flax Lily, this hat is going to be PRETTY

Next week the second package of the When Vampires Knit Socks club will be sent out........... very exciting

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Fibre Flurry

On Saturday I went to Fibre Flurry, I had a fantastic time and I really hope it will happen again next year and the year after and the year after that..... you get the idea. It was only half an hour up the motorway and I set off bright and early for my Spinning 101 workshop.

The workshop was fantastic - my spinning, not so much. I love hand-spun and I had visions of all the hats and socks (I know, I was getting WAY ahead of myself) I could knit with my lovely new skill. In reality, I was RUBBISH, more rubbish than anyone else there, so I think I need to come to terms with the fact that I will never be able to spin with any great success. I am not TOTALLY disappointed by this outcome - I have no room for spinning, both in terms of time and physical stash space. I will give it one more chance before I discount it completely - I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

In the afternoon I shopped. The market place was amazing full of my favourite yarn and notion sellers and the pictures of my acquisitions speak for themselves.......