With this miserable damp weather we're having at the moment, we haven't felt inclined to venture out much. It's been far nicer to stay warm and cosy in the house.
January seems to have got off to a slow start.
This has given me plenty of time for knitting and crocheting over the past week, but I'm determined that I should make time for other crafts. I think tomorrow might be an embroidery day.
The colourful socks I cast on on New Year's day are now complete.
I love the way the colours pattern around in a spiral. You can see full details of the yarn I used on my Ravelry page, here.
I've knitted these toe up again and I'm finding it a very satisfying way to make the socks. I had said that I wanted to be more adventurous and try different techniques, so I'm glad I tried this. At the moment I'm limited to the fish lips kiss heel because I don't know how to do a heel flap for a toe up sock, but I've found some patterns that will help, so next month's socks will see me trying yet another new technique. That's the great thing about sock knitting - there's so many different ways to knit a sock, it's never boring.
I've also been doing some crocheting - another basket recycle.
I deliberately chose colours I don't usually go for and I like the combination, it makes a nice change. I used Stylecraft Special DK in Storm Blue, Teal, Sage, Claret, Sherbet and Lime.
So now I'm back with my Fair Isle knitting - a few rows each day means that it is moving along and growing quite nicely.
It looks like it's going to be a quiet January but hopefully a very crafty one. Enjoy your weekend.