Friday, 22 August 2014


Hi, long time no see! I'm sorry I've disappeared a bit lately. We had two weeks holiday-ing from home and now it's just over two weeks until we move house so currently my lounge looks like this:


Gotta love packing :-S We're at that tricky stage where you want to get as much done as you can but have to consider if you're likely to need those things in the next couple of weeks. Doesn't help that it's the Summer holidays so I have 4 very excited little helpers...


In the midst of all the chaos I'm still finding time for some simple projects. I'm working on these scrappy socks for Mr Soaring Sheep. It's his birthday in a month's time so I might try and get them finished by then. No guarantees though.

I did finish this pair of socks for my Dad. I meant to show them off last Friday but it's taken me a while to sort through the hundreds of photos I took on holiday

It was my first time making socks for someone who couldn't try them on. Not sure how successful I was with the fit because he tried them on OVER his normal socks and then said they were a little tight on the heel *sigh*. I think they'll be fine though, he didn't want to get them dirty :)


Just a simple plain sock with a gusset heel worked from the toe up. The yarn is by Flamboyance yarns in a colourway called "Red Onions". It's merino with 25% nylon so hopefully they will last well. And if I ever see him wearing them PROPERLY I might make him another pair ;-)

Remember the lace shawl I made for my Mum? Well I very proudly gave it to her last week and she was thrilled with it. My Mum doesn't like having her photo taken so you'll have to make do with this shot.


I'm not sure when I'll be posting again. I'm just holding on to the thought that in 3 weeks time all this moving stress will be over and we'll be living in a house we own. I've been buying lots of plants for the garden, I can't wait to get started. For now, it's back to the boxes. They are everywhere...



  1. Gosh you are doing really well among the moving chaos. Good luck with the move!

  2. Wishing you the best with moving. It will be worth it once it's over. I always find unpacking to be easier than packing.

  3. Good luck with your move. That is always such a stressful time. Wonderful socks! I love the purple ones :-)

  4. Moving is stressful! We moved into our first house this spring and packing up the old place was the worst. But it is worth it.

  5. All the pretty new socks! Good luck with the moving, you can do it, just stay calm and treat yourself!

  6. Oh this all so exciting!! Good luck for the move! X

  7. I hope that your move goes well and that you love your new home and garden. The socks for your Dad are lovely, and will fit very well I am sure when he isn't wearing two pairs at once!! Love the shawl for your Mum too, the colour is beautiful! xx

  8. Terrific socks. I like how the scrappy one is coming out. Your dad's mentors of trying on is LOL. Good luck packing.

  9. Good luck with the move, it will so be worth it! Great socks!

  10. Good luck with the move, you will be so happy to have your own house!

    The socks are looking great! And the shawl is beautiful with all the beads in it!

  11. Hooray for socks! I love how the scrappy socks are working up. Love the purple socks and that glimpse of your mother's shawl is stunning. Good luck with your move.


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