Thursday, 23 July 2009


I've not been knitting much lately - I went away to a research conference in Oxford for a week and it disrupted my rhythm. Just before I got on the plane though, I managed to get these in the post to my little sister...

Bed socks knitted to my usual pattern on 4.5mm needles. The cuff yarn is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in pale yellow and the body of the sock is Fyberspates BFL sock yarn in Fiesta colourway.

These should keep her toes warm at night!

The Resident Radiologist also did well on the sock front lately...

My usual heel-flap pattern knitted on 2.25mm needles with Trekking XXL yarn in a blues and greens colourway.

I have started swatching for a new largeish project so hopefully normal service should resume soon.

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Can you guess what it is yet?

I've got a couple of biggish project that have stalled a little recently, but between these larger items, knitting has been occurring. So in the immortal words of Rolf Harris 'Can you tell what it is yet?'...

There is a big round bit,

And a big round bit with a stalk.

Four stumpy bits,

And a little crochet.

Yes - it's Elephante by Susan Anderson.

Knitted with the Jaeger Extra Fine Merino DK scraps from my sister's mitred square blanket.

And with a little icord tail. So cute!