Sunday, 30 December 2012

12 Pairs in 2012

Mission accomplished.

12 pairs in 2012, January to June


12 Pairs in 2012 - July to December

Details on Ravelry.

What's in store for 2013?  Finishing up some long-standing sewing UFOs, working my way through Jamie's 15 Minute Meals (which I got for Christmas) and learning to steek (eek!!).

Happy New Year.


Monday, 8 October 2012

The September socks


Untitled, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

"Off Road Socks" pattern. Ravelled here.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Calling time on ripples


Untitled, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

After starting this project during the great crochet ripple blanket craze of 2007, I picked t up and put it back in its project bag many times. But the UFO is no more. I've declared it finished which I've found surprisingly satisfying.
I'm still on track with my 12 pairs (of socks) in 2012 project. I am, however, getting heartily sick of socks and I keep getting distracted by other projects (like crochet ripple blankets).

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The half way point


Picture 004, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

12 pairs of socks in 2012 is on schedule. These are the Thelonious socks by Cookie A from Knit.Sock.Love. The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere which is every bit as delicious as it sounds.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

May socks: done


IMG_0236, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Can you fall off the wagon...

...if you never officially declared yourself on it?*

With the onset of the cold weather, wool has started throwing itself at me.  That can be the only explanation.

Some Noro Silk Garden Sock (there was one ball left in this colourway that I've long been lusting after)
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Some Noro Taiyo Sock (I've been very keen to try this out and was just waiting until my LYS got it in stock.  Mission accomplished)
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Some 4 ply Cormo from Kylie's Ton of Wool project.
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A handpainted sock blank in "Bamboo Bunny" from Ixchelbunny - dyed to make a pair of identical socks.
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Some ridiculously soft Camel / Angora / Silk roving that I may never spin.  Patting it might be the pinacle of the joy that is possible.
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*At least, I'm pretty sure I didn't.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

April socks done


Untitled, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Today is a public holiday for ANZAC Day and the weather is cold, wet and windy outside. I'm still in my pyjamas and catching up on shows that I've taped that are filling up my PVR.
The 12 pairs in 2012 project continues to make good pace. I'm happy to have these socks finished. The cables worked at a firm sock-suitable tension are a bit hard on the hands. Ravelled here.
Next up? A nemesis in pink. Sounds rather Agatha Christie-esque. This might just be the power of suggestion since right now I'm watching an old episode of Marple (The Body in Library).

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Duties of maiden aunts who can knit...


Origami slippers take 2, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

... , even honorary ones, include the provision of Montessori-pre-requisite knitted slippers for the upcoming Autumn term.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Vitamin C


IMG_1743, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Yesterday it was cool enough to wear my newest cardigan FO. Goes well with my $15 jeans I got in the US.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Pair 3 done


IMG_0141, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

"March" socks finished on Leap Day. Ravelled here.

With the first official day of Autumn today, the sun is setting just that little bit earlier and (fingers crossed) the days are just a little cooler (mind you, last weekend we had a couple of 35+ scorchers).

Sunday, 19 February 2012

stripping along

This is my 4th pair of socks in a variant of Zauberball Crazy and I am nuts for this stuff. The grey-scale effect that I'm getting from this monochrome colourway is really satisfying and this pattern (Stripe Tease) has been quite entertaining to knit.
Technically speaking, these are my "March" socks, but they're going so quickly that it might be barely the end of February when they're finished. But that will allow me to start early on the April socks which will probably set me back a bit as they've got some fiddly cabling, designed to slow me down.
Also shown in the background, the Vitamin C cardigan is blocking (well... laying out flat to dry, I couldn't be bothered getting the pins and wires out to give it sterner treatment). Then I just have to wait for some weather cool enough to wear it.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Twisted socks


Twisted socks, originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

Two pairs complete.
I'm itching to start on pair #3 which have a really different construction method, but I needed to free up the needles, so I powered through the last bit of these socks yesterday afternoon. I was getting pretty sick of working on these ones so a fresh new pair to cast on will be a welcome change this evening.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Soulful Spike meets Roza's Socks

I kept things pretty simple for my January socks and the result? I've finished my first pair in 15 days. This gives me a bit of leeway for the more complicated socks that are planned for later in the year.
So far I've kept to my goal of knitting at least a little bit each day. Tonight I will be plugging away at the never-ending orange cardi, but for now, I'm off to a cooking lesson. S's amma is giving us a Sri Lankan cooking class. I'm hoping that hoppers will feature.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

1 sock down. 23 to go.


1 sock down. 23 to go., originally uploaded by Paisley Womble.

I'm on schedule (or maybe even a little bit ahead, which could give some wriggle room down the track).
I'm going to try and knit every day - even if it's only a couple of rounds - to try and keep the pace up.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

12 pairs of socks in 2012. On your marks...

Happy New Year.
I'm all set to start my 2012 project. The first few days of the year are threatening to be hot as Hades (35C today, 40C tomorrow and 35C again on Tues) so my January socks are being knit in cotton (Blue Moon Fiber Arts Sock Candy).