Tag Archives: socks

Sock horror – emergency lingerie bags

I knitted my first pair of socks 5 years ago this month. (Happy sockaversary me, yay!) My aim is to have at least 8 machine-washable pairs, then I can wear hand knitted socks every day in winter without having to … Continue reading

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Drilling large holes

I haven’t managed to complete any craft projects since my last post, but I have made a start on my Edison-type lamp.  I sourced a suitable lampholder from China – it’s the ceramic type that is really meant for use … Continue reading

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Socks and more socks

My red socks are finished and look rather fine, I think.  They are in Drops Fabel and have Fish Lips Kiss toes as well as heels. It’s the wrong time of year to be knitting woolly socks but as I … Continue reading

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Simple birthday cards

Quite a few people I know have birthdays in May and June, and I’ve made a batch of cards instead of relying on the easy option of popping to the shops.  Actually, it takes less time to make a simple … Continue reading

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Harder-to-lose stitch markers

I made a set of knitting stitch markers about a year ago – the Knitting Stitch Markers tutorial is on Instructables.  I’ve used them a lot.  They are tiny, with beads of only 6mm (¼”), and they work very well … Continue reading

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Fish Lips Kiss conclusions, and a cushion

These socks, my first pair with Fish Lips Kiss heels, are just about finished.  They’ve taken only two weeks, about half the time it normally takes me, but they are very plain with no complicated stitch pattern.  I didn’t even … Continue reading

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