These socks have been on my needles for a long time and that’s down to me forgetting to use the lilac on the heels, because I knew that the gray wouldn’t be enough otherwise. But I didn’t realise my error until the first sock was finished, so I started to look for the yarn and then to my horror found out it was discontinued!! I kept looking for some time, from 1st of October 2020 till i finally found it in a group on facebook 2nd of January 2021. So on 14th of February (Valentine Day) i finally finished them.
Yarn used: Mayflower 1 Class (grey) & Opal Needle: 2.50 mm Started: 4th June 2020 Finished: 14th February 2021 Pattern: n/a Designer: Kay F Jones
I have for some time now, years actually, wanted to learn to use magic loop and when my favourite pod caster woman Kay Jones of the Bakery Bears Pod-cast started a knitting university series, I jumped on it. I finally could learn this and I made a pair of socks with magic loop. After I had finished this I didn’t hate Magic Loop as much as before but still prefer my DPNs.
Yarn used: Mayflower 1 Class Needle: 2.25 mm Started: 1st May, 2020 Finished: 4th, June 2020 Pattern: n/a Designer: Kay F Jones
Another pair of socks by Kay F Jones and they were part of a collection she made inspired by 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 is 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.
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
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.
Yarn used: FIBERRO Sock Colourway: Fire Needled: 2.5 mm Started: 9 December 2019 Finished: 13 January 2020 Pattern:Clementine
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. So 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.
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.
I’m a huge fan of the podcast The Bakery Bears with the Husband and Wife duo, Dan and Kay Jones. They have so much going on in their podcast from Knitting, Baking, Cooking History, Games and more, so if you don’t know who they are I would strongly recommend that you give them a go. They started back in 2015 and were not supposed to last that very long but the fans didn’t want them to stop and if you are interested in why, then please read under “About” on their homepage and you’ll understand why. So after they announced “Goodbye´” in episode 24 the viewers response to that was overwhelming to the duo because we all said NO!!!! So one viewer informed them that that they could earn a living by doing this by signing up to “Patreon”, so that’s what they did and the rest is history.
To cut a long story short, they have lots of KALs and some CALs and one of the recent ones is a pair of Scrappy Socks where you knit a pair of socks from leftover sock yarn. Great idea I thought because there’s always leftover after you knit a pair and now I could use all of these leftovers to knit a pair to use them all up.
So I joined in and here are mine. I thought to knit both socks at the same time and I didn’t have two sets of the 2.50mm metal needles so one set is bamboo and now I can see that they don’t look the same just because of the fact that they are not both metal, interesting.
The one with metal is neater that the one with bamboo. It’s too late now to change it but I hope after blocking it will sort itself out a bit.
The heel flap is done and you can still see the big difference between the bamboo knitted sock and the metal knitted sock.
And here is the first sock finished, the one knitted with the metal DPNs.
Now I have to finish the second one and find out how that one will look.