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knitted sock & colour pondering…

I’ve tried knitting socks on a few occasions, and I normally end up with a great tangle of wool and needles. Getting those needles aligned, and the cast on stitches not being twisted was always my downfall. So, no socks for me.

Until now! I was seduced into buying this gorgeous sock wool from Bendigo Woollen Mills, and I promised myself I’d give knitting socks a red-hot go.

I’ve frogged four times.

However! I will continue, and promise to show you a picture, once I’m more than 2cm into the sock (because, really, how exciting is that?).. In the meantime, I’ve been dreaming of dyeing my own sock wool (using my food colour method), and I’ve been on the hunt for some colour combinations. After a quick search on Pinterest, I found some really lovely colour pallets from Design Seeds, and one day (after finishing what I have on the needles already) I’d love to try a few of these out!

Teal shades are gorgeous, with a punch of coral to break it up

Teal shades are gorgeous, with a punch of coral to break it up

I love how these colours look aged and weathered

I love how these colours look aged and weathered

Beautiful grey colours, remind me of a stormy day

Beautiful grey colours, remind me of a stormy day

I'm imagining a mostly blue sock, accented with the other colours

I’m imagining a mostly maroon sock, accented with the other colours

Soft, delicate colours that blend into each other

Soft, delicate colours that blend into each other

I wonder how well I’ll go matching food colouring to the ones above.. Might be a little difficult, but I’m all up for experimenting!

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morphing…

When I created this blog, I didn’t put much thought into naming it, and just settled on my user name (misssmitchell) being the title. I wanted to change this to something a little more interesting, and today, I have picked my favourite! My blog shall now be known as…

… with my very crude banner, drawn in Microsoft Paint… Maybe I’ll ask my boyfriend to make me something a little more flashy at some stage, but this will do for now!

I’m still working away on my many projects.. the knitted tie gained a few inches last night, and I have completed all 9 granny squares to make my cushion cover. I should have some ‘completed project photos’ for you some time next week.

I hope the small change from ‘misssmitchell’ to ‘this girl has knits’ doesn’t cause too much discomfort/confusion/pain/dismay!