Hello All – It’s been a few weeks since I joined in with Julia, lots to do round here and not a lot of time to get it all done so I had to step away from the computer and blogging for a couple of weeks.  I imagine most of us are in the same boat at the moment though.

Anyway, I have a desk this week, looking a bit neglected I have to say!  There’s a mug of tea in the centre, a couple of newly made birthday cards on top of a box of brads on the left, a tin full of Sickles and sprays and the like, behind that is a sock that’s destined to be pulled out as it’s too small and to the right of that is the Penny Black stamp I made the birthday cards from.  And at the front are a few bits and pieces ready for another card.

ButI do have a few bits of socky love to share too!  Whilst I may not have had much time for blogging in the last few weeks, the socks are easy take along projects, or easy things t pick up in the evening when you have a spare 30 minutes so I’ve got quite a bit done.

I got the complicated Neldoreth socks finished, I’m really glad I persevered as I love how they came out.


And here I am wearing them, you can see how the side cable panels join and flow down the foot.


And here is my current project, one down, one on the needles.

It’s called Kalajoki after a winding river in Finland where the pattern writer is from.  I’m making them for a gift, to replace the blue one on the desk above that’s too small!  As there are only 18 stitches in pattern and the rest is plain knitting it’s proving a very speedy knit, which is exactly what I need as I’m practically out of time!

Well, this time next week Andrew and I will be up North in a little rented house in Petoskey watching the snow come down.  A different Christmas for us with no sleeping under the Christmas tree, but we’re looking forward to the snow and maybe some skiing too.

If I don’t get to you before Christmas I hope you have a wonderful one and I’ll see you on the other side!