26.1.14

sock knitting

Dear Annie,



I am a little surprised to be telling you this, but it seems that I have an inner sock-knitter. To be truthful, I never saw the attraction in knitting socks (such thin yarn, such small needles...) Then, for Christmas, baby E (child of the wriggliest toes) was given a pair of hand-knit socks, and they were the ONLY pair that had ever stayed on his feet. So, I decided that I would have a try at knitting him a pair myself. I splashed out on a skein of delicious Koigu PPPM on a Christmas trip to Loop, bought a set of tiny double -pointed needles, and cast on. 

It turns out that sock knitting is actually really satisfying. Even the turning of the heel wasn't as tricky as I thought it would be.I am now halfway through the second sock, and still, I am loving it. Who knew!?

When I finish this teeny weeny pair, perhaps I will go crazy and cast on a pair for myself. Perhaps...

Love from,

Laura

PS: I love, love, love your skirt! Also glad to see you channelling your inner Jean Shrimpton...

(Details of the socks are over on Ravelry.)

A New York Skirt

Dear Laura,



When I was in London over Christmas I had quite a lot of fun in Liberty. There happened to be a sale on and rather than the careful picking through the sale fabric that everyone else was doing, I basically pulled the table upside down to find some wonderful fabrics. This was one of them. I immediately fell in love with it and knew I wanted to make a skirt with it. I thought my trip to New York would be a great deadline for making the skirt and I hurriedly put it together hemming the skirt the night before I left. I didn't anticipate that the weather would be minus a million degrees and so I am rather bundled up in the outdoor photos!





A little crinkled having been happily worn all day.


Lots of love

Annie



24.1.14

Crazy Busy Times and a Trip to New York

Dear Laura,


Wow it has been a bit crazy town this side of the atlantic. I landed running from the christmas break and have not really had a chance to sit down since then. I have a ton to show you from christmas and January but first I wanted to show you my trip last weekend. I was lucky enough to be sent to New York for a conference, I made a special skirt as you know, but I will post about that later on. It was so fun, I am very fortunate to be in an industry where I get to see and work with a lot of my friends from around the country. As a bonus I got to play with them all in such an exciting and crazy city. Now it is very much back to reality but it has been a wonderful month and a half. A great way to spend the winter, with friends and adventure.

Lots of love

Annie

4.1.14

new year, new yarn

Dear Annie,



When my brother (who, as you know, also lives in the States) asked me if there was anything that I would like for Christmas from your side of the pond, 'yarn from Purl Soho' was my speedy reply.

This super soft merino is true to its name, and the teal colour positively glows. I'm planning to use it for an ultra-speedy knit cowl, just as soon as I finish my latest knitting project (which I hope to share with you very soon.)

Happy new year and happy new yarn to you,

love from,

Laura 

1.1.14

2014


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