Posts tagged ‘Dublin knit collective knitting socks sock handknit’

26/08/2015

Business as Usual ….

The Summer of 2015 is winding down and the final quarter of the DKC Sock Club rolls around the corner on the first of September.

The next pattern for our sock-along is Business  Casual by Tanis Lavallee. Conservative with a modern twist to these preppy, faux-argyle socks which will  take you from the office to the weekend.

Search through your yarn stash and cast on anytime after 1st September.

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06/02/2015

Handknit Socks are Bespoke

I have made it my mission to knit at least one pair of socks a month and to finish the Stepaside.

While I knit socks, I have receive some interesting comments and questions from family, friends, colleagues and strangers…“I guess you save alot of money by knitting your own socks.”“Why knit a pair of socks when you can buy them at Dunnes Stores?”“I can’t knit socks, I’m too traumatised since my childhood school day when the nuns forced us to knit socks.” “I use to knit socks, but it is too much work. I’d rather shop.”“Wow, these are amazing, will you make me a pair; if I pay you?”

My response… My handknit socks are bespoke and are priceless!

UFO socks

My enthusiasm has spilled over to one of my knitting students, Julie, an experienced knitter who still struggles to turn the heel of a sock. We spent an evening reviewing the anatomy of handknit socks and she’s one put one foot forward….

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On another note, I unpacked yet another box at Knitting HQ, and found more patterns this past week…

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