Thursday, 30 December 2010

UK Sock Knitter's Year-Long A-Z KAL!

Yes. We've gone completely mad over at UK Sock Knitter's on Ravelry. We are attempting to knit our way through the alphabet!

The idea is simples... every two weeks you cast on a new sock with a pattern that begins with the next letter of the alphabet. So, 1st Jan, cast on an A pattern, 15th Jan, a B pattern. Simples yes?

And you don't even have to finish the pair of socks during those two weeks! You have until Jan 14th 2012 to finish them!

And.. and... there will be prizes! We've had some lovely offfers for donations so far, and I will be contacting these people shortly to work out what they will offer and how I can put them together. I want to offer a first, second and third prize for most amount of socks knit, plus a couple of randomly generated prizes so everyone is in with a chance!

And... and... and... theres no obligation to do the whole alphabet! Its totally dip in and out! I and my fellow mod will keep track of who starts and finishes what, so you don't have to! You just go and knit socks, knit socks like the wind!

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!

So if you are completely mad, bonkers, stark raving lunatics and love to knit socks like we do... why don't you come and join us?!

xxx Elle xxx

Friday, 17 December 2010

Pair #13 of 26 - Complete!

And yes, I'm halfway through the 26 Pair Mini Plunge! YAY! Happy and all that jazz :D

The pattern is Shadow Rib, from the Little Box of Socks. I used Wendy Happy yarn, in colourway "Pisces" which is lovely blues and a little white. They are for my nan.



I love this pattern, its easy and quick, but looks so effective, especially with a self-striping yarn. Love it!

Episode 6 of Miss Elle Knits is now live as well!

xxx Elle xxx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Oooo

I got my swap parcel from the UK Sock Knitter's Secret Santa Swap! If you want to hear in depth squealing as I open said parcel, check out Episode 5 of Miss Elle Knits ;)

So here it is, already wrapped up and looking pretty:


 (I'm not sure why blogspot is insisting on turning the last photo round the wrong way!)


Each parcel jingled when you shook it :D There were little bells inside!


And here it is, all unwrapped! Look at all my lovely jubbly goodies:




Am I not a lucky swap recipient?! Mmmm sock yarn in Slytherin colours :D :D


xxx Elle xxx

 

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