Wednesday, 11 July 2012

what i'm knitting

one of my 2011 resolutions was to knit a pair of socks, and i totally failed. i jumped straight into trying to knit a pair of turkish socks and got bored about half way through the first one- too much colour changing! 

i haven't knit anything in ages now, and thought i should really give socks another chance. i'm using scrap yarn so it doesn't matter too much if i go wrong, and the easiest pattern i could find amongst all my books- these slouchy socks are from "love to knit socks" by bronwyn lowenthal of lowie

now i know i might sound biased because my first internship was with lowie, but i genuinely love all of bronwyn's books- the patterns are all amazing and easy to follow as well. 
coincidently, lowie have just announced their summer sale, (click here to see it) and if i could own basically everything from the spring/summer collection, i would be one happy knitted girl! 

if anyone has any tips for knitting socks then i'd love to hear them- are they worth it? and how do you keep your motivation when sock number one is finished & you have to start all over again for the second!?

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  1. Personally, I've only ever knitted a few pairs of slipper socks (big and loose ones). But from what I've be told by gals who knit socks they L O V E to knit socks.

    That pattern is cute and I love that color. They're going to turn out great!

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    1. that's what i always hear- the people who do knit socks swear by them ha! i hope so, thank you :) xx

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  2. Looks like they're going to be lovely, and now you've posted this you have to finish them so I can see how they turn out! :) xx

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    1. haha, you know me too well erin! i knew that by posting about them i'd have to finish eeek x

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  3. Socks are my go-to knitting item and I can do them without thinking. Give me a shout if you need a hand/cheerleader/yarn suggestions!

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    1. oh wow, i envy you then sock queen!! hehe, i will do thanks- i'll definitely be coming to you for easy patterns! x

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  4. i wish i knew how to knit. ;)

    <3, Mimi
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    1. i'd totally recommend trying it, it's so much fun! x

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  5. These are going to look lovely I can tell. I am a useless knitter, all I can do is scarves, and holey ones at that, the thought of having to follow a pattern scares me! (: xx

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    1. awh thank you, i really hope so! i was the same about patterns, but if you want a simple place to start this book is great x

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  6. I dismally failed last time I tried to knit socks - the finished product was the shape that no foot has ever been! It's something I would love to get good at, so if you get any good tips I would love to hear them! xoxo

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