Monday, November 19, 2018

Checking In

I seem to have fallen off the edge of the world, again. I had too many other things going on, to blog. Today, my time is my own, until yoga, this afternoon.

All of this busy-ness has allowed time for knitting, and I completed some.

These are Hermione's Everyday Socks, in Opal yarn. I started them sometime in the summer, and didn't set up a Ravelry project page. However, they are done now, and ready for someone's Christmas gift.

 I made my little boy some new mittens from the leftovers from these socks.

Last Tuesday, I had an appointment and anticipated a long wait, so I cast one some plain vanilla socks in some gorgeous Turtlepurl  Striped Turtle Toes.

Obviously, the wait was very productive. The colourway is Om and is currently sold out in her store. The yarn is a joy to knit with.

And because children who have grandmothers who can knit are doomed to a life of silly hats, this one. I made the hat before he was ever born and he loves it.

Yes, there is an elephant head where the pompom would normally go.

In case you need some knitting inspiration, we have snow!

And my Christmas Cactus is on time for a change.

It usually flowers in early October, so we refer to it as the Halloween Cactus.


  1. Knitting fills in a gap in our days, and the hat is so cute. Who could resist a pair of bright socks? Wrap up, we have a heap of snow in the far south, and even here further north I have reverted to Merino wear for a few days. 4C this morning!!!

  2. Snow! I only like it on my monitor. It was only 25 deg C this morning in Singapore and I'm wearing a cardigan. My body is more used to 30 deg C.
    I have a ridiculous question: after you knit 1 sock from the multi coloured yarn, how do you get the next sock to have the exact same stripes in the same order from the same ball of yarn?

  3. Snow will make us do a lot to forget the white stuff has arrived to stay for a while. Love those mitts, they are so happy. I think your grandbaby is lucky to have you.

  4. I have 3!!! Christmas cactus relatives blooming! The first one has pink tips with white toward the stem, the second is BARELY pink/mostly appears white, and the third one is just beginning to bloom, with beautiful salmon colored blossoms! I love them!

  5. You are clearly in a colourful mood!

  6. Great socks and mittens Kate. I have two white Christmas cacti flowering at the moment - the pink ones usually come after Christmas. xx