Sunday, 9 October 2011

Mixed bag

Thought I'd show you what's going on craft-wise.  It's been mostly chickens here for a while, what with the new girls settling in, so a quick round-up of current projects shouldn't go amiss.

 Here's my second pair of socks. Generally a pair of socks will take me a couple of years to knit. Really. That's because they are my travelling project which I leave in the car or my handbag, and I knit in between lessons (a few stitches at a time) or in the waiting room (a row, maybe?) or in the car before my next school (5 mins twice a week). This is also why I need a simple pattern. In fact my next pair  are completely plain, like my first.
These are Roo Knits Fishtail socks Pattern here
You can't see the fishtail pattern terribly well here, but it shows up better in real life.
 These are my sheepy friends. The middle one was made and sent to me by a lovely lady in Scotland. The one on the right is for my sister to give to her friend who is ill. The unfinished one on the left is up for grabs. They are all going to Church for a week for St Bartholomew's 24/7 Prayer Week They will soak up lots of good vibes and then go to be friends with people who need them.

 The start of my beach hut doorstop. I adore beach huts and all things beachy.
Here is the finished bag which was featured in an earlier blog post. Currently stuffed with all things sheepish to take to the Church tomorrow.
And here's my very first box pouch. It's so cute and adorable! I've got sewing supplies in it at the moment. It's fully lined. This tutorial  is a good one. 


  1. I like plan socks for just the same reason - great passing the time knitting in places where a complicated pattern would just be too much!

    Pomona x

  2. Hi :-) Thank you for your comment on my blog.
    I enjoyed looking at your lovely sewing and I admire all who can knit well as I find it difficult.

  3. Thankyou Pomona and Juliet for popping in to my blog and commenting.
    Juliet, did you notice you share a name with one of my chickens?!!

  4. Socks are my pick up and go project too. Always have at least one pair on the go. Fortunately enough feet around here waiting to receive them. Love those sheep. I'm sure that they will make their new owners smile everytime they look at them.

  5. I love the idea of you keeping some knitting in the car. Anything circular is great for this because you can put it down any time. I love the colours in your sock yard

  6. I absolutely love the socks! And thanks for sharing the box pouch tutorial - have been looking for one of those patterns for ages!