MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, July 08, 2019

December in July

I did accomplish a little more on the landscape over the weekend but not enough that you can really see much of a difference.  So....instead of showing you that....here's another of my 'evening projects' I just finished.  Something else for the Christmas box!


The pattern is the 'Basic Knitted Socks' by
Kate Atherly, and can be found on
Ravelry HERE.
Yarn is 'Pairfect' by Regia.

This is my 'go-to' sock pattern - easy and lots of
stretch so they fit quite well.  The only thing I change is to
begin with 12 rows of knit 1, purl 1 for additional
stretch at the top.  

- There are some great patterns available HERE for knitted slippers.

- There's a cute little bag tutorial HERE.   While you're there poke around in her free pattern section - lots to inspire!

- I stumbled across THESE in my travels about the internet and was most intrigued - something I can perhaps aspire to.  But then.....then......I saw the price!

- THIS is a fun little case for holding your phone (takes a second to load).

Another anonymous quote for you today..."Some days I amaze myself.  Other days, I look for my scissors while I'm already holding them"

12 comments:

  1. You really knit wonderful socks. Christmas will be all about the socks this year and everyone will have “Happy Feet”. Fun links to view. Yes...I can totally relate to the quote today...scissors, glasses, keys!

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    1. Happy Feet - I like that! Hopefully it will be everyone, but I'm not that fast with knitting so I don't know if I can do it.

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  2. Great work on your sock finish, someone will love them! And the Three Zipper Bag is very cute, I 'm tempted to give it a try, I like sewing up small bags.
    Looking forward to seeing more progress on your landscape project.

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    1. Thanks Janie - I'm happy to mark something off my to do list for Christmas.

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  3. Nice socks. Alas, it will be a while before I dare knit a pair.
    I like that knitted slippers pattern.

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    1. Hopefully the recipient will like them - and hopefully they will fit!

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  4. Very nice socks. And Whoa! to those quilted cars. Fascinating use of such a variety of prints! She makes the chrome shine. :)

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    1. I was definitely intrigued by those cars - gives me incentive to continue on. However, I about fell off my chair when I saw her asking price. I can just imagine even thinking about asking that much in this area - esp. when people are put off by my asking a paltry $250!!!

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  5. Lovely socks, Mary Anne!
    Ah, your next project I think!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Hopefully the guys in the family like them. Once I'm finished the current pair, it will be on to the ones for the women - thankfully they're a bit smaller!

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  6. Socks are lovely! My sister is the sock knitter in the family. She took over that role from our mother.

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    1. My mother didn't knit socks - at least not in my lifetime. I think she did as part of the war effort but she had no interest after that.

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