Wednesday, May 4, 2016

On The Needles :: All The Socks...


What are you knitting and reading this week?
I'm joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along and Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm and Craft On.

I do like to knit socks and I always have a pair or two on the needles, but I never thought I would get the second sock syndrome...
Well, it looks like it's here. Four and a half socks that needs a mate.
So I have decided that I'm not allowed to cast on a new sock until all of these pairs are done!

At the moment I am reading The Peculiar. I'm about halfway trough and it's starting to get a bit more exciting. It's a children's book, but when it's part murder mystery, part gothic fantasy and part steampunk adventure, I am sold!

Don't get yourself noticed and you won't get yourself hanged.

In the faery slums of Bath, Bartholomew Kettle and his sister Hettie live by these words. Bartholomew and Hettie are changelings--Peculiars--and neither faeries nor humans want anything to do with them.

One day a mysterious lady in a plum-colored dress comes gliding down Old Crow Alley. Bartholomew watches her through his window. Who is she? What does she want? And when Bartholomew witnesses the lady whisking away, in a whirling ring of feathers, the boy who lives across the alley--Bartholomew forgets the rules and gets himself noticed.

First he's noticed by the lady in plum herself, then by something darkly magical and mysterious, by Jack Box and the Raggedy Man, by the powerful Mr. Lickerish . . . and by Arthur Jelliby, a young man trying to slip through the world unnoticed, too, and who, against all odds, offers Bartholomew friendship and a way to belong.


  1. Your socks are wonderful. So much work has gone in to them. I'm not a sock knitter but I've seen people knitting two at a time now.

    1. Thank you :) I've thought about trying two at a time, but I love my dpns too much ;)

  2. Love all of your socks!! What yarn is the blue self-striping sock?

    1. Thank you :)
      The yarn is Opal Happy mit Silbereffekt Sweet & Spicy #9092

  3. Uh oh - the dreaded SSS. They are all beautiful so I know it won't take a lot of motivation to get them finished.

  4. you do the loveliest prettiest socks ever :)

  5. I definitely get second sock syndrome. (Or second arm syndrome/second mitten syndrome.) I have found that if I knit 10-20 rows, then go to the other and knit the same amount of rows it helps prevent second ___ syndrome.

  6. I find I have to get the second sock cast on straight away or I'll get distracted by something else. I love those pink and white ones you've made


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