Wednesday, 1 July 2015

FO - Express Lane Socks

Wow, 1st of July already, crazy! It's baking hot in the UK at the moment, horrible humid heat with no breeze at all. I don't like it :-S I think today is mostly going to be spent hiding inside next to a fan lol.

To start off the month I've got an FO post for you. I've finished my Expess Lane socks so that's another pair to go in my drawer until the weather is colder

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I followed the chart for the stitch pattern but changed the number of repeats to suit the length of my foot. I also used the fish lips kiss heel because I love it, it's easy to work and fits my foot well.

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So pretty :-)

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I really enjoyed this pattern. Very easy to work and looks nice too. It's a free one on ravelry which is always good :-) My project page is here.

Linking this post up with Keep Calm Craft On and Yarn Along

Monday, 29 June 2015

Hello

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Gosh this time of year is busy. I've got two children starting new schools in September so they'll be having taster days, meetings etc. There are school trips, swimming lessons, music recitals, sports days and leavers assemblies... They really do cram a lot in to the last half term of the year. Good job it's nearly the Summer holidays so I can have a rest lol.

With the extra brain power required for all these things I've got to remember something had to give and that has been my knitting. I've barely knitted anything this past week, hence the lack of posts! I have managed to turn the heels on my two sock WIP's but that's about all I've got to show you. Hopefully I'll be able to get one of them finished this week and then I can cast on something new. I'm not sure what I'm in the mood to knit at the moment. I'd quite like to do a lace shawl but that depends on brain power. Tricky.


Anyways, I'd better put the chooks back in their run and get on with some chores. I've spent the past hour or so outside watching them, watering the plants and enjoying the garden :-) Have a good week everyone.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Two Heels


I've been working on my sock WIP's at the moment. I'm ready to start the heel on the purple ones and the multicoloured ones are a few rows off

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I'm really enjoying the way the slipped stitch pattern on this sock highlights the colours in the yarn. The pattern is Whiz Bang for anyone interested. I'm planning on using the "Bootylicious heel" from the pattern. Not one I've tried before but looks interesting.

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The purple ones are using the Express Lane pattern which is a free one. I'm just using the stitch pattern as a guide as my gauge is a bit different. I'm going to do the Fish Lips Kiss heel for these as it's my favourite.


Do you like trying out different heels? Any particular favourites? I've tried slipped stitch, heel flap, sweet tomato, fish lips kiss, Wendy Johnson's Gusset heel, afterthought heel...

Linking up with Keep Calm Craft On

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day to all the Dad's out there. Mr Soaring Sheep is enjoying his Father's day socks :-)

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New shirt too :-)

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I bought these stocks yesterday. Shame I've got a cold and can't smell them properly!

E. x

(FO post for socks can be found here. Ravelry page here

Friday, 19 June 2015

Whiz Bang!

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I've cast on yet another pair of socks. I hope you're not getting too bored with them! I saw this pattern linked to on Sarah's blog and as I was in the mood to start something new and had this yarn already wound into a ball I thought I'd give them a try :-)

The pattern is called Whiz Bang and is made using slipped stitches. It's also got some interesting toe shaping (I'm making the right foot) and a different heel to try as well. It's a very easy stitch pattern to remember too so they're just whizzing along (sorry I couldn't resist!).


In other news I've got a second poppy flower. After the first one was manhandled by my 4 year old and lost it's petals by the afternoon of the day it opened I've decided to keep her well away from this one and also to take a photo just in case. I do like poppies, especially those really big ones. Their petals are so thin and delicate :-)


Have a good weekend everyone. Linking up with Creative Friday

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