Jamie was admiring some crocodile stitch fingerless gloves on Etsy. It’s not a stitch I’ve done before so I went pattern hunting on Ravelry. Sure enough, someone has written a pattern for them. The pattern I found was for aran weight yarn, but as Jamie has tiny hands I reckoned that if I did them in DK yarn I’d probably get a good fit. I can’t claim any credit for the colours; Jamie picked them and I think they look fabulous. Once I got my head around how the crocodile stitch worked, they were very quick and easy to make. Each glove took 2 hours, max. I’m really pleased with them and so is Jamie so smiles all round 🙂
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This is a bit like going to confession… Bless me, Father, it’s been 6 months since I last blogged… Instead of trying to cover the last 6 months, have some music instead! This week, I am mostly listening to Fink.
I made socks! This might be a rather sad admission but my bucket list doesn’t include things like ‘swim with dolphins’, but it does include ‘make a pair of socks’. I have looked at many sock patterns over the years and they made my eyes cross. I couldn’t visualise what they wanted me to do. Then I found Winwickmum’s Sockalong. It was just what I needed. Her tutorials are brilliant and there are lots of photos. Even better, she covers every stage using different methods so it doesn’t matter if you are knitting your socks on DPNs, a short circular or a magic loop on a long circular. Read the rest of this entry »