Deary me!

Over a month since my last post. How terrible! I was meant to update once a week. Doh. Life in the Crumpled House has been a bit busy over the last few weeks! Β The Mantype was up last week, so I’ve been trying to catch up with housework and work-work which didn’t get done while he was visiting!

Since my last post, I’ve finished another two pair of socks! Yippee! Here they are… *drum roll*


The freaky fabulous, horribly fantastic scrap socks I made for my friend. I posted a progress shot of the first sock in my last post, and this is the end result, on the feet of my friend. I now have almost 200g of sock scraps to make myself a few pairs of these. My ASD tick won’t allow for them to be non-matching though, so I’m going to buy some plain black sock yarn to do the toes, heels and cuffs in and then just knit single, scrappy, stripy socks forever and ever (between making more pairs that is! Gotta keep the scrap pile topped up πŸ˜‰ ), so that I have matching, but non-matching scrappy socks! You’ll see what I mean once I get around to starting them! My sock yarn pile keeps growing faster than I can knit pairs *blush* Anyway…

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These ones were for me this time. They are toe up, with an after thought heel. Haven’t they striped fantastically?! That’s all one yarn! One of the Regia yarns. Love! Now I’m working on another pair. This time I’d doing them toe up, TWO AT A TIME! Not as scary as I thought, but they feel like they’re going slower than one at a time. No photo of the socks yet, there’s only an inch past the toe at the moment so not much to see! But this is the yarn I’m doing them in. One of the Opal “Say it with flowers” yarns. Scrummy. Looks totally different to how it looked skiened up! (In a nice way!)

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As well as knitting socks, I’m been learning a new skill. Spinning! No, no, not the horrible bike in a gym kind. The woolly kind! πŸ˜€ I bought a drop spindle and 300g of fluff at Woolfest 2012, and never really did much with it. But I picked them back up a couple of weeks ago and I have this bit of gorgeousness to show for it!

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100% merino wool, from Wingham Wool, plied up with some thread with teeny sequins! So pretty!!! I’ve 42g here, and about another 50g of fluff left to spin up (Can only spin so much before my drop spindle fills up!) so should hopefully get at least this amount again. I also made my first drumcarded batt the other day. But the lighting was rubbish when I took a photo so you’ll have to wait to see that πŸ˜‰

Anyways, coffee is finished now so must get off my bottom and go and put the clean dishes away and make some lunch! I promise I won’t leave it so long next time! ❀