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Single Sock Syndrome - A Cure

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I was knitting bullet train speed towards the toe of Sock One, feeling so smug, so proud, so very pleased with myself at my cleverness. Look at me! I can knit socks! Already trying it on. Showing it off. So completely satisfied. All those yummy feelings giving life to Sock One.
But these are end-of-project feelings. These are NOT not-even-half-way-through-a project feelings. And there's the problem. Satisfaction comes too early with socks. Satisfaction comes with sock singular, eliminating the need for any more satisfaction, err, socks. There is only one thing for it. STOP knitting Sock One BEFORE it is finished. Cast on for Sock Two. Voila! A cure!

Beautifully Simple. Simply Beautiful.

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What to do between projects. Muck about a bit. Turn this up. 8 ply wool. 4mm needles. Cast on 30 stitches. K1 P1 rib for 3 rows. Next row: *K1, increase into next stitcht* to end (45 stitches). Stocking Stitch for another 10 rows. Cast off. Twirl into a pretty flower.
What to do with it? Put it on this? Patons 8 ply wool. 7.5mm needles. Cast on 20 stitches. Stocking stitch until you have a long scarf. Cast off. Sew on a knitted flower.

Summer Down Under

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Jo Sharp Eyelet Cardigan knitted with Heirloom 4 ply cotton. Rib on 2.75mm needles. Stocking stitch on 3.23 needles. Being 6' tall, long in body and leg, I added 5 centimeters to the ribbing. The short sleeves were dictated by too little yarn, but I like it. A truly summer knit top.

Leftovers

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What to do with left over wool and no proper project. Maybe I'll felt it. See what happens.

Wild Tea Cosies

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Just a little peek now. You will have to wait until the book comes out.

The Most Beautiful Sock Puppet in the World

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I think this might be the most beautiful sock puppet in the whole world. Design by Jenny Occleshaw. Patons Totem wool. 3.25mm dpns.




















Hey YOU! You gunna knit me another sock? ---- You're NOT?? ---- Aww. Gawn. Pretty please?