Sock Knitting

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I love the idea of knitting socks. The beautiful fine yarns in gorgeous painted shades. The idea of cosy feet inside squishy warm socks. The reality however is so different for me. For some reason no matter how hard I try I have never finished a pair or socks. I usually get 90% of the way through one and then give up. I think it’s the idea of sewing up the toe I don’t like.

This cute little green/blue example has been sat in my knitting box for weeks. I am going to finish it today and start on a second to make a pair. They will be perfect for autumn weather.

E x

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Pre Autumn Knitting

It’s the end of August, which means it is nearly autumn (or fall, depending on where you live). While it is still to warm to be dressing in thick, cosy knits, it certainly is not too early to begin knitting them. Knitting is a slow process and the finished garments are all the more special because of it. Currently I am working on a grey and green cardigan with a wrap front in a aran yarn. I actually started it a few years ago but never got around to finishing it.

After I’m done with this one – just a sleeve and a half left – I’ve already got plans to start on  project for my boyfriend, a mid green men’s cardigan with a lovely set of dark wooden buttons.

I love the slow sense of repetitive motion that you get from knitting as well as the accomplishment from finishing something that has taken so much work and dedication.

E x