December 2015

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Mandala Style Place MatsI finally sewed in the ends of the place mats I made for my Mum for Christmas. I made these back in September and they have been sitting on my desk waiting to be finished ever since! The pattern is a free pattern by Swedish blogger, Kajsa, on her blog, Stitches and Supper. You can find the pattern here: Mandala Style Place Mats. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dull as Ditchwater SocksHimself requested a pair of socks. I’ve acquired quite a stash of sock yarn (I really don’t know how that happened so quickly), much of it gloriously gaudy. I managed to dig out the one solitary ball of sock yarn I have in muted colours! This was made from a 150g 6-ply Zauberball that I bought from The Sock Yarn Shop. If I’m honest I’m glad he didn’t pick out the orange and red Zauberball; I want that one for myself! For all the colours are a bit drab, this is a lovely yarn to work with. I used a 3 mm circular and it makes up to a thick, squishy fabric. This pair only used 80 g, so I should be able to make myself a pair out of the remaining 70 g. These have been officially christened ‘David’s Dull as Ditchwater Socks’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jamie's SocksI’m working overtime with the sharp pointy sticks! When Jamie saw my Tiger Feet socks, he asked if I would make him a pair of socks. My second pair were much better than the first ones and these flew off the needles. He loves them, which is nice. He picked out some Phildar Folk 100 I had in my stash; I bought this in a Deramores sale last year and have a couple of balls of it. I see a pair in my future sometime soon! That these match is a complete accident. It never even occurred to me to match up my yarn and start the second sock from the same point in the colour repeat. I only noticed that they match when I blocked them! Read the rest of this entry »

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