FO: Socks!

Wow! Two blog posts in as many weeks! I’m on a roll. 😊

I finished these earlier this week and they’ve just been waiting to be photographed.

As some of you may be able to tell, these are made using my go to pattern, the No Purl Monkeys by Cookie A.

I love making these socks. The pattern is so easy to remember, but not boring and they seem to just fly off the needles. I’m sure I wrote the same thing last time I made and blogged about these!

The yarn itself is from The West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply Cocktail Collection and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw the colours. I did try and resist and spent the whole of the knit night ignoring it, but it fell into my hands as I tried to make my escape through the door. I’m glad I bought it, because the socks look amazing!

Yarn: The West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply Cocktail Collection in 06
Pattern: No Purl Monkeys by Cookie A.
Needles: 2.5mm KnitPicks Circulars
Notes/Modifications: My standard 5 repeats for the foot and 6 repeats for the leg and a German Short Row heel. These were worked toe up. So I used the Magic Cast On to cast on 16 sts and then increased from there to 64.

Diane asked how I was going to match the stripes over the heels and I laughed a little and said, I wasn’t going to. I’ll just knit and see what happens. I think she was a little horrified at that! 😄 But that’s exactly what I did and honestly, I think they look fab!

Now that the pics have been taken, they are going straight on to my feet! I know the weather is lovely and sunny, but my feet are still cold, so these will do nicely!

So tell me, what are you all up to, now that the sun is finally shining and the weather is improving? My dogs are loving being outside most of the day. Barking at people and other dogs and cars as they go past!


The FO that I WIPed and FO’d again…

I love my Tangled Yoke. I loved the pattern the minute Eunny Jang released it. I loved the yarn I chose to make it with from the moment I got my little hands on it. I loved the thought of wearing it and I loved the cardigan from the cast on all the way to the cast off.  But I didn’t like one thing on it. The neckline. The yoke was perfect. But the neckline was way, way too high on me.

I couldn’t face ripping it back. My hands were in such a state after finishing the collar and button bands I just couldn’t face having to re do the whole thing again. So I didn’t. And I hated wearing it.

About three-ish years ago, after speaking to Diane about her Tangled Yoke and finding out that she had EXACTLY THE SAME ISSUE, I ripped it back to the yoke and reknit it. All fired up, I completed that part and was so, so pleased. But I put it away again, because I couldn’t face picking up and knitting the button bands. And they involved a little maths, cos of course, I didn’t actually pick a yarn and needles that I got gauge with. No, I picked a yarn and needles where I would have to do some maths and figure out the difficult bits myself. Of course, I also didn’t make any notes on what I actually did. Oh young knitter, how you failed to learn. *shaking head at younger self*

Anyway, the poor cardi has sat unloved in a box somewhere since then and been forgotten.  When we moved back to the UK about a year ago, I came across it again and fell in love all over again. But the dreaded button bands were putting me off pulling it out and finishing it. It sat in a box a while longer.

Once again, Diane was the catalyst. She’s been talking about yoked sweaters during our conversations and she mentioned her Tangled Yoke again and how she was definitely now going to make the changes we spoke about originally. I pulled mine out. I found the magazine with the pattern in it. I found the bits of the ripped out button bands. I picked up the button band sts and FINISHED THEM! Oh the joy! And I didn’t stop there! I found the original buttons I used and I finished the whole thing!


I think this counts as an old project now becoming a completed project… right? So I get to cast on something new, right? I have itchy fingers…..

So tell me, what’s the FO you love the most! Did it give you trouble? What’s the FO you want to reknit but are dreading?

Are any of you as bad as me!!?? 😂