And to follow up on yesterday’s theme of trying to tie up loose ends, here are the socks I made for my niece for Christmas last year.
And like those for my nephew I posted about yesterday, these are just a straightforward sock pattern that I’ve been knitting in various sizes since I was about 15. My aunt actually taught me how to knit socks initially and I will never forget her patience whilst doing so.
I love this colour for socks, and Luke actually has the same pair in a few sizes smaller and he always gets comments on them, especially the colour. Who says pinks are only for girls, right?
I will try and tie up this series of socks for my brothers family tomorrow or at the latest on Monday so that I feel free to start the Christmas knitting for them for this year.
Another little bonnet I finished for a friend of mine in America. I used a Drops Design pattern from Garnstudio, but made a few changes to it. I think it has worked out quite well.
The yarn also came from Garnstudio, but I can’t remember exactly what it was called. I’ll make sure I’ll write it down next time.
I like how the entire bonnet seems to form a kind of star that top, I think it works well with the two different colours, the beige and the off white.
And the piece de resistance is my new label, which I ordered a little while ago. I think it finishes the bonnet off nicely.
Firstly, my niece arrived last Tuesday: Clara Mathilda. I can now start knitting and sewing little baby dresses, I’ve already ordered Burda sewing patterns and some wool to follow another Garn Studio pattern.
Secondly, I finished some socks a little while ago for a friend, as she always had cold feet.
I followed a really old pattern that my aunt taught me when I was about 12. It’s very easy to follow and also easy to change if that’s what is needed. I usually get my sock wool from Germany as there’s more choice with all kinds of different colours, and I’m slowly but surely running out of wool. So, I should get someone to get me some more!
So, remember my post about Angel Yarns? I bought some amazing wool from them last week, as my brother is going to have a baby. This is going to be my first niece/nephew…as you can probably imagine I’m incredibly excited. I’ve already got lots of plans to sew and knit… So, here’s a picture of the wool.
I can’t believe I’m getting so excited about wool 🙂
Sorry, no picture today, but a link to an amazing yarn shop for Europe: Angel Yarns
The variety of wool, cotton and any other yarn that this shop can provide is dazzling. I have to admit I’ve only ordered from this shop once, but I’m still using the wool, which is a testament in itself! I recommend anyone in the UK to visit the shop, especially as prices are very competitive!