The Stripes Make It Warmer

by Katie on 5th April, 2014

The other day, I pulled on my second pair of handmade socks and realised something very important: I need to make more socks.  Many more socks.

So I set about doing just that.  In the space of a week, I have turned one ball of somewhat brightly-coloured wool into a lovely warm sock (which, alas, has been rendered irrelevant by a sudden pocket of warm weather).  It all went down a little like this:

Evolution of a Sock

Socks are brilliant things to make as they require very little attention apart from a couple of pivotal points.  And they’re such satisfying items of clothing to create.  There are few things as good as pulling on a pair of cosy warm socks that you made yourself.

The second sock is well under way now, so all I need is for the weather to turn cold and I will have the brightest feet around.

See these socks on Ravelry.

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Dusk in Merimbula

by Katie on 31st March, 2014

Lonely boat

After an outrageously delicious meal at the Mexican restaurant in Merimbula, Clare and I took the slightly longer, more rambly path back to our accommodation while the rest of the Failboats chose a more direct route.  They missed out on some gorgeous scenery, though, including a man randomly deciding to wade across the bay.

Not pictured: thousands of oyster farms.

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