Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Monthly make for February

I cannot believe that we are at the end of February already!! Even with the extra day today it has felt incredibly short, but I love the fact that days are beginning to feel longer and brighter. Signs of spring are everywhere which always puts me in the best mood, I do think it just might be my favorite season.

You may remember I took the pledge to make a Monthly Make with Annie at The Felt Fairy. I wanted to use each month to try something new, so this month I have made my first pair of proper stripy socks..

When I say proper socks ,I mean this because I made a pair of super chunky slipper socks over Christmas, but they are not what you would wear out or every day. (My lovely children said they looked like a plaster cast for a broken foot!!! So lovely with their comments!!)

But these are real socks, that can fit in my shoes...

Excuse my turquoise tights, but I was not changing and exposing you to my scary winter legs!

The pattern is  Stripy Socks by Jane Brocket and is from The Gentle Art of Knitting. It was a very easy pattern to follow and was great for a sock novice like me. I did change it slightly by using kitchener stitch to castoff at the toes instead of the way the pattern told me to. The wool is Regia Design Line by Kaffe Fassett in Brilli color 04483. I bought it from my lys and it was cheeper than I've seen online. The ball of wool was 100g and I still have 30g left (and I'm a size 7 shoe), which my son is already asking for a pair.

Please go and have a look at the Flickr page for February's Monthly Make, there is a massive variety of finished projects to see.

I'm off to finish my QAL blocks as I have two to catch up with! xx


  1. Great socks, they've striped really well, I figured on first take that they had colour changes in them, but I take it as you mention one colour, that it must have been self-striping. Have you been bitten by the sock-making bug?

  2. Wonderful socks! I wish I could knit socks too! I still have problems to hold two needles without dropping everything down.:)

  3. Wow those are smashing and such great colours, dee ;-))


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