~new sock photos~

I hope you all like the new photos for my Silver Fern Socks.  The last ones were taken in a bit of a rush (on a 10 year old who couldn’t keep still!) and they had a little background flare, so I am a lot happier with this series.       If you’d like […]

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~silver fern sock pattern~

Introducing….. my first sock design! I’ve named it “Silver Fern” after that iconic symbol of New Zealand, but you can knit it in any colour you like of course!  It has a trailing fern-like design front and back, and  a lace rib panel at the sides.  The lace rib is quite stretchy, so although the […]

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Onwards and Upwards

My Azuki top is coming along nicely. The first portion is relatively boring to knit, being basically k4,p4 rib and a couple of decrease rows, and I am surprised I have got this far without putting it aside for something more interesting! I just keep thinking of the finished design, which I love, and that […]

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Delicate Snowflake

As an avid knitter, the news of a baby’s arrival in the family is always something to get excited about. I found this cute pattern for a baby jacket in one of my magazines (Simply Knitting, issue 48) and set to work, and a couple of weeks later it was done. (OK – 3 weeks […]

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To dye for

In an effort to find the perfect shade of aubergine to knit Cookie A’s ‘Marlene’ socks, I thought I’d have a go at hand dyeing yarn with food colouring. Although it hasn’t turned out as I envisaged (I’d prefer less colour variation) the result is quite pretty, even if it does rather remind me of […]

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