Socks socks socks.
Its all "Socks socks socks here at Suffolk Socks. Theres nothing I think nicer than closing the curtains, then snuggling down with a drink and your knitting. I could admit to doing this through the day and the only difference is the curtains being closed but I won't. Some of the neighbours would say I was a slob, but I know Im being creative.
( I keep singing this title to the song in Grease.... beauty school dropout lol )
Soctober wasn't as successful as Id hoped, I got 3 pair finished. I decided that the angst I feel when I haven't knit everyone a pair of socks is just too over welming. It was with a heavy knitting bag that I decided to just knit for me from that point, after Id knit for the kids, my husband and my parents. Of course my grandaughter will always have her own project bag full of knits for her.
Whats New ? woolly sock whoa whoa whoa whoa whoaaaa.
Lots of new stock has been making its way in to the shop.
Stylecraft,Head Over Heels
I like to try out all the yarns before I stock them in the shop. Ill admit I wasnt too sure about this one but Im so so glad I bought some at Ally Pally Knit and Stitch Show. The Head Over Heels yarn from Stylecraft is great. Its 75% super wash, 25% nylon make it a fine sock yarn. Its meterage of 400m/437 yds means theres more than enough to knit a pair of socks for the larger foot. Its gorgeous and soft with a slight halo to it, the colours in this range do not disappoint. When it comes to colour you dont have to look further than stylecraft when making all the granny square, stripe and ripple blankets. On top of all that you can machine wash and tumble. YESSSSS tumble read the ball band, I had to look twice too. Another shocker coming your way the p£6.50 a ball. Have you had to sit down yet.
On a non knitting topic I have admit its a miracle that by sheer luck alone Ive manged to line the above images up.
Opal 4 ply solid colours.
We ve introduced a range of solid shades from Opal. Theres a good selection to choose from if you want to knit cuffs, heels and toes in a contrasting colour or knit a pair using a single colour that will enhance the texture and pattern you choose, this yarn produces great stitch definition.
Aren't they lovely and bright? They most difficult decision is what colour to choose.
Our Cosy Toots kit has been really successful, a big thank you to everyone who purchased one of these kits. Im looking forward to seeing lots of DK handknit socks. Each kit contained 150grams of DK yarn from Opal, needles and needle protectors, stitch markers/ progress keeper and a few little surprises.Well worth £20.
Twas the Knit before Christmas.
Ive loved putting this kit together. 2 skeins of hand dyed yarn.One skein with all the nostalgic vintage shades of Christmas past and the second skein with pops of bright colour just like the exploding fire works letting us know the clock has struck midnight and were into another year. Lots of lovely extras in this kit.
Holly Berry and Cherry Drop
These colours were hugely popular last Christmas so weve brought them back this year. reduced price if you buy them together.
Thats me, the name youll see on my new design that will be available very soon. Its back from being tech edited, my shawl is blocking at my feet, another on the needles,then its hey ho off we go to photograph it. that should be fun, non of my lot will be the model so it might be me ( sorry). Im thrilled with how this has knit up, exactly how I was hoping it would. So watch out for it going live. The yarn I've used is Cumbria fingering from The Fibre Co, all the colours are beautiful and it knits great socks too.
Thank you !
I have to say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who has sent me messages via social media wishing my daughter Phoebe good health. Its been a rough week for her but shes on the mend and will be back to herself soon, her sassyness is back but Im ignoring that for the time being, Ill start taking her to task next week about it lol.
Thank you for reading and happy knitting