Thursday 23 May 2013

Smash/scrap/journal book with ARC rings

Just a short post to show the book I made as a birthday gift for someone.  This way she can move the pages around like she wants them and add in more as she goes.

Friday 27 May 2011

Incredibly easy socks

I am taking part in a KAL on Ravelry. We are working our way through the alphabet and every two weeks we cast on for the next letter. I was getting a bit behind on finishing my socks because I was spending so much time working on assignments for college, so when we got to I, I was getting a bit desperate to knit something quick and easy and I came up with these socks. They were a good mindless project to work on while trying not to fall asleep at night :) . And then my "I-don't-like-wearing-knit-things-against-my-skin" daughter claimed them for herself! She said they feel different on her feet than her arms or hands, so they are good. Teenagers :P

Well, here is the pattern and if you make a pair, let me know as I would love to see (I like looking at pictures :D ). I have not had anyone test the pattern and I have only made one pair, so if you find any errors, please let me know.


3.25mm dpn

DK yarn


6.5 sts to an inch


K2tog – knit 2 stitches together

P2tog – purl 2 stitches together

Sl1p – slip 1 stitch as if to purl

SKP – slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass slip stitch over knit stitch


C/on 48 sts and split evenly among needles (I had 12 sts to a needle)

Knit 8 rounds k1, p1 rib

Change to and knit 20 rounds (knit more rounds if you prefer a longer leg)

K across first 12 sts, turn

Sl1p, purl 23, turn (you should have 24 sts on a needle now and you will only be working on these sts for now)

*Sl1p, k1* repeat across
Sl1p, purl across

Repeat last 2 rows another 10 times

Turn heel

Sl1p, knit 15, SKP, turn
Sl1p, purl 8, P2tog, turn

Sl1p, knit until one st before gap, SKP, turn
Sl1p, purl until one st before gap, P2tog, turn

Repeat last two rows until all sts are worked (10 sts on needle)

Gusset shaping
Sl1p, knit across. Pick up 13 sts along edge of the flap, knit across instep, pick up 13 sts along the other side of the flap.
Knit across 5 sts left on heel (you should now have 18 sts on each of needles 1 and 4 and 12 each on needles 2 and 3)

Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, k1. Knit across instep sts. K1, SKP, knit to end.
Knit around.

Repeat last 2 rounds until there are 48 sts again (12 on each needle)

Knit plain in until 2 inches less than foot length. (I had 63 rounds from rib, counted on the top of the foot and to fit a UK size 7)


Knit until 3 sts on needle 1, k2tog, k1. On needle 2 k1, SKP. Knit until last 3 sts of needle 3, k2tog, k1 and on needle 4 k1, SKP, knit to end
Knit around.
Repeat last 2 rounds until 24 sts (6 on each needle)

Repeat first round until 8 sts left (2 on each needle)

Kitchener together.

Saturday 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Well, it is a new year, for new starts and better things to happen. I hope you all have a wonderful year and that it is better than last :D .

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Christmas recycling

I have to do a presentation for English class and the topic is Primary School Curriculum and Fibre crafts, so I thought a recycling project would be a good example. I remembered this link from a while ago and decided to make a few. Quick, easy projects with so many variations. I used wrapping paper, christmas cards, chocolate wrappers, coloured paper and cardboard for these samples. And they are useful as pretty storage containers. Just don't try eating your cereal out of them ;) .

Saturday 26 June 2010

Yarn competition

One of my online friends is having a yarn competition/giveaway on her blog. If you comment number is the lucky one, you get 2 skeins of Claudia Handpainted Yarn. Her blog is wonderful and interesting to read. And you get to drool over her yarn stash. For more details go here

Saturday 12 June 2010

Shopping anyone?

I have been on a bit of a market bag binge lately. I just love making something mindless and quick when I am tired and it is useful. It reduces the need for plastic bags and uses up stash and is so much prettier than some shopping bags you have to buy from the shops. And you don't have to advertise for them either ;)

Sunday 30 May 2010


Here is the next picture in the family series. This is Kyla

and this is what I turned it into

This is my biggest piece so far and the hair, OMW, colour changes!! I have a few more planned, a couple are gifts, so I need to get to work on those very soon.