Thank you so much for all your wonderful warm comments on Cloudy Apples. Both Jen and I were so humbled.. Thank you!!!
So in between my “work”, I like to have a random, brain numbing knitting project on the go. I have such thing at the moment.
I have two sisters. One of them is about to have a baby soon. She lives in a Buddhist temple on top of a hill in a cold region of Japan. It is a magical place but for a her, who grew up in a city, it is freezing. So I want to knit her a pair of socks. Time is pressing!
As I have so many stash – and they are good stash – I decided to use one of my very favourite sock yarn. It’s Shoppel Wolle, Admiral Ombre. I don’t have much time nowadays so I am just going to make a long but simple stocking stitch socks. Hopefully it will keep her feet warm as the temple only has tatami and wooden floor…
As I wanted to use up as much yarn from the ball as possible, I decided to knit both pair of socks at once using circular needles. I have been browsing a good tutorial and I think this one is really good. One thing I changed was that I made the toes individually first because I think this bits is a little fiddly to do it both at once. I then joined two pieces on one needle.
Also, I wound 1/2 the quantity of the sock yarn into a separate ball put both of them into this amazing mesh tube that super-cool Juliet Bernard gave to me when I visited her office last time. I wasn’t sure what it was for but when she explained to me that she use this to put a wound ball of yarn to prevent it from getting loose. I was completely blown away and loved the idea.
Just so that I am on the topic of Socks, you may already know that one of Cloudy Apples projects is a socks called Dunkerton Sweet designed by lovely Jen Arnall-Culliford. Do please check it out on Ravelry. We also have a promotion on Cloudy Apples (detail below) so don’t miss out on this opportunity before *ahem* Christmas *ahem* comes…
Cloudy Apples Promotion Detail: If you have previously purchased either Brownsey Hat or Dunkerton Sweet, then you decided that you want to purchase the whole e-book, you will get a £3.50 discount on the purchase of Cloudy Apples e-projects.