From squares to stripes

Last week I finished my sixty million trebles projects with a little yarn-bombing in London to publicise the cause. I printed and laminated tags and attached a heart or flower to each one. London is full of railings, so it didn’t take me too long to find somewhere to hang them in the hope that they would be taken by the curious and that one or two people might get involved.yarnbomb-2I will eventually make some more square blankets for 60MT, but I need a change, so I have returned to some sock-knitting. Last year I subscribed to a sock yarn club, with colours inspired by the Discworld. Somehow, I only got round to knitting up the first ball, so I had five balls of beautiful stripy British sock wool from The Knitting Goddess, just waiting for my needles. I’ve written previously about my disappointment with a previous sock yarn club from which, whilst beautifully dyed, almost none of the wool was hardy enough for socks and I think it was intended for shawls (a bit of mis-selling, sadly). The Knitting Goddess yarn is very different – you choose that base yarn that you want, so it is only the hand-dyed colourway that comes as a surprise when it arrives. The pair of socks that I did knit using this yarn last year are lovely and robust, so I had no hesitation starting another pair. The colourway is called Salamander Flash.

I think I’m going to have the brightest feet in west Wales!

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26 Comments

  1. Ann

     /  March 6, 2017

    Love the yarn bomb flowers and hearts. 🙂

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  2. Definitely worthy of Nanny Ogg, the disgraceful old besom. Wonderful bright colours 🙂

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  3. WOW!! who doesn’t want to have bright feet! Fab-u-lous!!

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  4. Murtagh's Meadow

     /  March 6, 2017

    Beautiful colours 🙂

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  5. Laurie Graves

     /  March 6, 2017

    The loveliest, brightest feet in Wales!

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  6. I do wish I was one of the people coming across your lovely roses on a fence. Ah, well, I wouldn’t help the cause, so it’s best not. I do like your bright sox! They will be warm, if only from the colors.

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  7. Love those socks!! Yay for yarn bombing! 🙂

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  8. Fabulous socks!

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  9. I love the yarn bombing. What a clever thing to do. I hope you get some takers.

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  10. ! So, more than enough for a shamble…

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  11. ! So, more than enough for a shamble…

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