Twinkle & Dance Socks

Pattern by Kay F Jones

Another pair of socks by Kay F Jones and they were part of a collection she made inspired of Harry Potter, and the collection is called “The Swish and Flick Collective“. This collection holds 8 patterns and not all were socks.

The inspiration for these socks are from The Yule Ball and she wanted to capture the feeling of being stood in the Great Hall and the lace pattern depicts the windows that surround the Great Hall. The twinkly stitch pattern that flows down from the windows and over the foot represents the magically frosted walls, and it was That! that made me use the silver thread in it.

Very pleased with them and a perfect fit.
The yarn was held with this thin tinsel silver thread by Gütermann.

Yarn used: Hobbii Happy Feet Solid Colourway: 15 Gris
Mayflower 1 Class Colourway: 2026
Needled: 2.5 mm
Started: 4 September 2019
Finished: 2 February 2020
Pattern: Twinkle & Dance
Designer: Kay F Jones

Whippy Wash Mitt

Quick knit and I haven’t used it yet.

Here’s another pattern from Kay F Jones and it was an easy TV-knit. I haven’t used it yet so I can’t tell you how it is to use it.

Photo by Kay F Jones For the pattern.

Yarn used: Järbo Garn Elise Colourway: 69003
Needled: 3.5 mm
Started: 22 November 2019
Finished: 20 January 2020
Pattern: Whippy Wash Mitt
Designer: Kay F Jones

Clementine Socks

By Kay F Jones

A new year and hopefully a good one and time to knit new things, and I started with a pair of socks. I really wanted to use the yellow and lilac/purple heel as in the pattern but I couldn’t find the perfect purple to match the yellow I had, so I decided to leave them out and knit everything in the main colour that was almost the same as in the pattern.

Most of my socks are all by Kay F Jones because her patterns are so well written that you just can’t do wrong and this is perfect for a new knitter who’s learning to knit socks. I also like her style and patterns plus that I’m a big fan of their (Dan & Kay Jones) Pod cast The Bakery Bears and I’m a patreon of it as well. If you want to know more about them then check out their Home Page.

Clementine Socks
Very nice pattern that you only see when you wear it.

Yarn used: FIBERRO Sock Colourway: Fire
Needled: 2.5 mm
Started: 9 December 2019
Finished: 13 January 2020
Pattern: Clementine

Mystery Christmas KAL

The Bakery Bears podcast duo of Dan and Kay Jones have split the Christmas advent calendar this year by doing their own things. Dan is taking the viewers out on trips to interesting places that have Christmas connections and Kay has started a mystery Christmas Knit along. Så on every odd dates its Dan and even dates it’s Kay, so the KAL (knit-a-long) is a pair of socks with a Christmas/festive theme.

Bakery Bears Mystery Christmas KAL
  • Day 1. Fairy Light Ribbing
  • Day 2. Chimney Stacks
  • Day 3. Tinsel Lace

Tomorrow is the next section and I can’t wait to see what pattern that will be.

The House-warming Blanket has moved.

The happy recipient of the blanket, My stepdaughter Gemma

If you can remember the house warming blanket I was making for my stepdaughter in England, then I can inform you that she has it now on display and is a very proud owner of it. I saw it in real life when my husband and I was over for a visit and it feels good to see that all that work was worth it.

Bombini

Bombini by Kay F Jones

This was a really quick and easy knit. A nice cowl that starts ans an triangle and later you knit it in the round. So it’s more of an bandanna than a cowl. Love the colours too. If you would like to knit this one, then you find it on Ravelry and the pattern is for a fingering and a worsted weight version.

Started: 27th of July 2019
Finished: 30th of July 2019
Yarn: Drops Fabel
Needles: 3.50 mm

4th Dr. Who Scarf

Me and my husband was in England in April this year for the Marillion Week End (three gigs by Marillion) and we met up with loads of friends, and one of them is a massive Dr. Who fan. He was wearing his long scarf and mentioned to me that he wouldn’t mind me knitting him a new one because the one he’s wearing is getting a bit knackered. I told him that I would be more than happy to do that for him so here I am after lots of browsing the net for the pattern and the right colours and then finding the colours in the right yarn weight. I am very pleased with all the colours apart from the “camel/Beige”. I found a perfect shade but the yarn was to thick so I had to go with this lighter one and I just hope that my friend will not be disappointed over it.

4th Dr. Who, Tom Baker.

So when I found all the colours I started to knit it on the 10th of July and this is how it looks right now.

The shade of the “Camel” colour is very hard to photograph properly and sometimes it’s almost white and others its almost perfect to what I wanted in the first place.

I am over half way through the pattern now and I hope I will have it finished before we are off to Wales and England in 8 weeks and I can hand it over to him in person if possible.

Yarn used: Drops Karisma, Drops Lima and Cascade 200 Superwash.
Needled: 4.0 mm (US 6)
Started: 10 July 2019
Finished: Still knitting on it.

House-warming Blanket is Finished!

The house warming blanket is finally finished and blocked, just in time for my husband to take it with him and hand it over to his daughter who now share her first house with another girl, so what better to do than to crochet a house warming blanket for her?

I have to say that I am very pleased with how it turned out and would love to make another one for myself but I have so many other items waiting to be finished first before I start a new thing.

The yarn I was using was Drops Fabel and it’s not a good yarn to crochet with because it’s very loosely spun so it splits very easily and that is annoying to say the least, but it turned out to be very good for this blanket.

Yarn: Drops Fabel Print
Colourway: 310 (Sunset) and 400 = Black
Hook: 3 mm

Started: March 17 2019
Finished: June 7 2019