Thursday, 28 January 2010

VINTER BLE VAREN......well almost!

Actually it's not long till Spring makes an appearance (or is that me being very optimistic!) but I guess I'm gearing myself up by knitting lots of pretty little bits and bobs in preparation, as there's nothing like being prepared (you can tell I was a brownie! LOL)

Anyhow, here's my latest offerings adorning the paws of all my lovely friends in a host of glorious muted spring colours!

As you can see, when it snowed here, I hibernated and did lots of knitting!

The new colours from Rowans Pure Wool 4Ply are just adorable, lovely pale colours which are a delight to knit with!

And then there's these little mamas.......

Fake socks or legwarmers - you decide!

It's my ambition to really get to grips with making socks this year.....well it was last year also, but I got sidetracked! LOL. But seriously, I have master using small DPNS, as I just find them very fiddly and if something's not perfect, then I will keep frogging until I get it right, which usually drives me mad in the process, but to me, it's not easy making sure you don't get 'ladders' when using smaller needles - guess I need to attend a sock workshop and soon!

So then, where was I? oh yes, these little offerings above are what you could call 'fake socks' as I tend to wear them with chunkier ankle socks, to keep my feet warm, whereas these are very light, so I can wear them tucked into my boots, without creating too much bulkiness on the leg!

However, they do look good as legwarmers also - just not slouchy ones!

Hope you like them.....

Spring has almost sprung! :-)



  1. Hi Marie! I did not know you had a wonderful it is!! And your knitting is beautiful...I love the soft colors you have used!!! I'm glad you found the magazine over by you, that way you don't have to wait as long to get it when it comes out (I know we all anxiously await each new issue)...

    Have a great weekend ~

    :) T

  2. Hi Tracey!

    And I'm so pleased you found me!!

    Thank you for your very kind comments - I adore knitting, it's such a winter hobby for me, in the spring/summer I get sewing instead!

    Keep up the fantastic work on your blog, it really is such a pleasure to visit it - it keeps me going in between Jeanne d'Arc magazines that's for sure!LOL

    Did you ever check out the Vakre Hjem mag? trust me, you will love it!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend also!


  3. im in awe of these! such detail! you really are
    supreme with color choices too :)
    love them!
    are you posting the pattern on ravelry? i will buy it!

  4. These are so pretty and the colours are heavenly!
    I found you through Ravelry. You have some beautiful designs.

  5. Hey Stefanie my lovely, I won't be posting this one for a while, but you can expect a pair to turn up with the teeny tiny shorts I'm making for you!


  6. Whoops! I've spelt your name like my other friend so please forgive me hon!!


  7. Very nice set (mitts and fake socks) :-)
    Have you been able to work out the ladders?