Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Dog Sweater

Yes, I know, my blog is about socks... but my friend asked several times that I make her dachshund a sweater made of my scraps. She really likes my multi-coloured yarn socks and thinks her cute daxi should have a sweater.... so here it is! Check out my Ravelry page for info

Thanks for this pattern.

I don't have a daxi to model this sweater but it has a cowl collar with cute cuffs for the front paws.

Here it is on the daxi! She doesn't look that happy eh?

Mistake Rib

These are pair No 19 for 2017.

Finished "on the road" so it was appropriate to photograph them sitting on the pannier.
I have not used this particular yarn before and I like it a lot. It's lovely to work with and feels good too.

I used the last of some hi-vis green for the toes and heels to ensure there would be enough yarn for the whole pair.

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Scraps again...

These are pair No 18 for 2017 for me personally.

I might get 20 pairs made before the end of 2017... we'll see.

My friend Sue in Australia always loves my multi-coloured socks and they were finished whilst we were staying with her and they fitted her so as always when they're finished and if a likely recipient is available and they like them then the stars have aligned perfectly ...

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Garish Mosaics!

I made up this mosaic pattern so I'm rather pleased with that aspect but they don't have much stretch to them so have limited appeal.

They have become my own socks and they have grown in appeal for me. See my Ravelry page for info.

Sister Socks

These pink and greys were original made for someone else in mind. However they were too tight for her and I know they'd fit my sister....so she is the recipient.

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Scrap Socks for Marco.

Marco wears holes in socks so fast...he's always happy to have new colourful socks....

I used lots of leftovers. I usually make narrower stripes with leftovers but was in a hurry to get these bits and pieces of yarn out of the storage box.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Chain Link Mosaic

They're still looking for a new home. See my Ravelry page for details

Another mosaic pair

In the end they ended up with me.... they didn't find a new home and a pair of mine went to holes for the second time.

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Scraps for Marco

Pair No 14 for 2017

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Stripey Socks for Di

Another good pair made up of various leftovers.
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Scap socks for myself

Unfortunately, the yellow yarn is a local NZ yarn but it is really terrible for socks. Weak and not enough twist and it's very rough. See my Ravelry page

Shelley's Socks

Our new neightbour wears double layer of socks... hopefully these pure wool ones might be good for him. Check out my Ravelry page

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Socks for Laura's Mother

Laura and Actor have been cycling (pushbike) around the world and have been many places including the silk route.

We found a place for Laura to stay (with a friend in Wellington)  for a couple of months whilst she wrote more of her travel book.

When Aitor's family came to visit they brought with them a gift basket for me from Laura's mother. When Laura paid us her final visit she and I selected a pair of socks for her mother and Aitor's family took them to Madrid for her before head back to Basque country.

Cool how travelling broadens your experience of the world....

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Friday, March 3, 2017

And yet another pair for Nepal

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A pair for Nepal

I have young friends and I have also met some older women and I think warm hand knitted socks might be a special treat for those cold winter nights in the Himalyas. See my Ravelry page for details

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sharleen's Socks

Pair No 3 for 2017.

I've gone back to short row heels. I found a link to a "no wraps no gaps" short row. This style of heel is  more stylish..

I've made these in record short time as I'm avoiding some other tasks I need to be getting onto...sigh! now they're finished I best get to work.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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Alex is motorcycling around our beautiful country. We first met in Turkey and stayed with him at his home in France on our last trip.
It’s nice to return the hospitality.
The special thing about Alex is that he has a prosthetic leg and the big joke (that he makes) is that a pair of socks last twice as long. The prosthetic limb doesn’t wear out the sock/s so he gets better wear from socks than the rest of us!
I'm hoping they will fit and are not too big...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Red and Green Stripes for Lucinda

Although my sisters have given me the cold shoulder ever since my mother died. I continue to act well with them and send them socks from time to time...they seem to struggle to send me even a polite thank you.... I find this rudeness to be rather amusing.

As usual yarn is from my favourite yarn store The Loopy Ewe and you can see the details on my Ravelry page.

ps I have to report that I had a birthday email from Lucinda BEFORE she had received the socks and it was mildly friendly....we are making progress.

Scrappy Hi Vis

I used up the last of the hi-vis pink and leftovers and have made this socks.... See my Ravelry page for details