FO: Small Socks!

I started these just before Christmas 🎁 for my little niece, but never quite finished them.  She’s just over two years old and I have absolutely no idea about toddler foot sizes so there was quite a bit of research done on the length and width of the socks that would best fit her.  Honestly though, I finished the first sock and thought ‘No way! That’s going to be huge on her!’ I’m still not sure if they’re the right size. 😊

The pattern itself is made up. I cast on 16 stitches for toe up and increased to 44 and started working in seed stitch for the main pattern. As always, I used a German heel.

Yarn: Superba Bamboo Superwash in 013
Pattern: Seed Stitch Toddler Socks by me
Needles: 2.5mm Knitpicks Harmony Circulars
Notes/Modifications: I made the pattern up as I went along and added seed stitch in the mix to liven it up a little. I made these toe up and used my normal German heel.

Hopefully they’ll fit my little munchkin and she enjoys them!

This year has started well and I’m relatively happy with how the crafty side of it is going. I don’t like making resolutions because they eventually become obligations and tedious and would hate to give up on something just because I’ve made myself do something that I’m just not enjoying. So this is not a resolution, just something I want to keep in mind before a start anything new. I want to try and finish each if the projects that I have on the needles. Over the last few years I’ve had a tendency to start multiple projects and then get bored and start something new. That means I have plenty of WIPs sitting in my multiple knitting baskets just crying out to be finished. Poor things. Now I know that just plugging away at each of the projects that I have already cast on isn’t going to work for me. I’ll get bored again and then just not knit. So, I’m going to try and finish off one WIP and then when it’s done, I get to cast on a new project. Finish that and then move back to another WIP.

That’s the plan anyway. Let’s see how it goes!

And in theme with that, this is the WIP that I’ve picked up and want to finish before casting on a new project.

This is a beautiful scarf that I started in Winter 2015. It’s a Houndstooth Scarf for Ollie.

He picked the colours when we visited a lovely yarn shop, called Fies Strik on Aero Island, Denmark 🇩🇰 (it’s the island where we got married in 2013!!)

So far I’ve struggled a little with this pattern. I’m finding it hard memorising the 4 rows making up the pattern and this is leading to some very slow knitting! It was the reason I put the scarf down and cast on a new project. Since picking it back up after finishing the little socks, I’m finding that I’m liking the pattern more. Still haven’t memorised the pattern but I’m not worrying about that!

Slowly, slowly but I’ll get there!

As expected though, I already have a list of patterns that I want to cast on next.

There’s Water from Sylvia McFadden. Then there’s the Linney Cardigan by Amy Christoffers and finally there is Constellate by Hunter Hammerson.

Choice, choices!

Let me know what you’re knitting and what you want to be knitting next!


Happy New Year! (2017)

Well that was a little hectic!

The run up to Christmas (like every year) is full of crafting for presents and each year I think I have it all in hand and I most definitely won’t be knitting/crocheting up until the very last moment. And each year, I’m wrong.

Well, guess what??!! This year I wasn’t! 😊 I actually had all the gift knitting finished a few days before Christmas and the pressies that needed to be posted were finished at least a week and a half before! Yay!

I made all the ladies in the family a Daisy Stitch Facecloth and then bought a few other bits and pieces to make up a little pampering kit. I love the facecloth pattern. They were so easy to make and knit up really quickly. And the plan is to make some for myself in a whole rainbow of colours! Daisy Stitch Washcloth project details here.

There were a few non knitting related pressies received, but of the knitting related, there was a gift from Diane that I fell in love with straight away.

I knew exactly what I wanted to make as soon as I opened the present 🎁 the 3 Colour Cashmere Cowl by Joji Locatelli.

I’d seen the cowl that heathwitch made in person at our weekly knit night and decided that as soon as I could, I would be making this stunning cowl.

It was all going so so well, until I decided that I didn’t quite like the way some of the colours were working up, so this happened…

Thankfully, it was only a small amount to take back, and the new colours are working so much better

Just a few more sections to complete and then I can use it for the rest of the winter! I’m off to knit some more now..

So tell me, what’s on your needle(s)? How’s your new year so far?

Boo hoo!

Esmee and me chilling on the sofa, watching really bad tv while I try and get better from a stomach bug.

Actually, it’s more like me stroking esmee’s belly while she chills!

Anyway.  Hopefully there’ll be a better post soon with actual knitting content.

…And Relax.

Aero Island, Denmark

We’ve been back a week now and have been married for just over a week.

Aero Island, Denmark

Denmark is beautiful and the little island where we got married was simply stunning. Rolling hills, and the coast within a few miles. The hills were the surprise for me considering that the whole island is 10 miles long and 4 miles across!! The people are friendly and the locals loved the whole Indians dressed up and acting silly thing! I’m not sure they’ve seen the outfits in person before. 🙂 We loved it and so did the dogs. It was particularly hard to drag them away from the beach and water! We have water dogs for sure!!

Aero Island, Denmark
Aero Island, Denmark
Aero Island, Denmark
Aero Island, Denmark

The wedding itself was simple and beautiful. We had family with us and it was a perfect day. It rained early in the morning and that was the only time. We had perfect sunshine afterwards. We met at the Old Court House before going in and then my father walked me in once everyone was inside. The ceremony was quick, but we had champagne afterwards and spent plenty of time posing for photos. 🙂 Then we came out to a shower of confetti. Actually, it was three. Three takes of the same scene and the only permanent fixtures in all three were Ollie and I… 🙂 It was a pretty funny moment.

Aero Island, Denmark

We went for lunch to a local fish restaurant and cut our cake, which my sisters had made for us. Actually on that note, I just want to thank my sisters for all they did before and on the day. My hair, makeup, bouquet, henna and the posies, buttonholes and cake were all done by my sisters. My new brother-in-law took the official photos, my brother the unofficial photos and my other brother-in-law was videoing everything, so thanks to them too. All a family affair!

Aero Island, Denmark

That evening couldn’t have been more perfect. There was a fire pit where my family were staying, so we went round there, mum and my sisters made food and we set the fire going and sat outside till late. Drinking, chatting, chilling and with some music contributed by my fantastic husband with his guitar! S’mores and popcorn and plenty to drink.

Aero Island, Denmark

I can’t believe how different things feel now we’re back home. It’s like a fresh page in our life story and it feels fabulous! I just wish the weather would perk up too! 🙂

Aero Island, Denmark

We’re going back to Denmark for our holidays next year, it’s already been decided! We loved it…. thank you Denmark. 🙂


The reason.

The Wedding Invites

This is the reason why I haven’t blogged in such a long time.

The Wedding Invites

It has kept me busy.

The Wedding Invites

Awake at nights.

The Wedding Invites

Trying not to turn into Bridezilla.

The Wedding Invites

So far so good.

The Wedding Invites

A few more weeks and things should return to normal.

The Wedding Invites

Hopefully, anyway!! 🙂

Next post… some knitting, I promise.

N.B. The invites were designed and printed by my brother. 🙂

Merry Christmas.. A little late

Well, it’s nearly the end of 2012 and once again I am left wondering at how quickly time seems to pass. It feels like only yesterday that I was writing a very similar post for 2011!

There isn’t much to recap to be honest. Knitting has taken a back seat while I spend most of my on-line time plotting and planning for the big event next year. By the time I finish work and surfing for inspiration and booking things, I’m pretty much done with everything and have been hitting the sack.

There has been knitting and even some more cross-stitching, but I think I’ll save those for the New Year. Instead you can have a pic of our Christmas tree instead and all my best wishes to you and yours for the new year.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take one with all the presses underneath it. I’ll save that for another post!

Christmas 2012