The first pair of socks for 202O is off the needles. Gave myself a pat on the back for using stash, as well as crossing off the letter D in my sock alphabet. Going with an alphabetical theme, I’m thinking I might just do an alphabet of posts relating to finding out a bit of … More Daleks on the loose
Despite the online quietness, it’s been busy at Hadenmaiden’s House. Though I started 2019 determined that I wouldn’t be bound by lists this year, I seem to have committed to rather too many things (again). I’ve managed to make some good progress on several projects, and have a couple of finishes which means I can … More Excuse # 238
I finally made a bit of a start on the blanket squares for this year’s long KAL. Managed to get 7 squares from 1 x100g ball. I have 10 balls each of 2 colours, so if this is typical, I should get around 140 squares in total. There are 30 different squares to choose from, … More In the blue corner
The first KAL on our Ravelry board this year is the Molecular Orbitals pattern, designed by Adriana Bon. It’s a free pattern, with instructions for toe-up or cuff down socks. I decided to use stash yarn, a very green ‘Chocolate lime’ shade, and now have cheery new socks!
It really feels like it’s too hot for knitting right now, but I wanted to run off a quick pair of mittens before tackling a bigger project. I’d been gifted some lovely wool mix yarn, which was perfect for the job, so just finished a pair of Work Horse Mittens and am now ready to … More Under appreciated workhorses.
Perhaps not unexpectedly, the ‘few days’ delay stretched to 12, but I finally finished the afterthought heels. So much easier than faffing about turning a heel flap! The shape looks a little odd, but it fits well. It seems like a great idea for using random dyed yarns, as it avoids the pooling effect very … More The afterthoughts
One of the project challenges for 2017 is a project using a technique that I haven’t used before. I could still do with some more socks for the April trip, so decided to do socks with an afterthought heel. Part of the beauty of an afterthought heel is that you can use a contrast yarn easily … More Before the afterthought