Self patterning sock yarn knit up

This Week: Sick Day Crochet

  • November 6, 2016
  • Life

All my oodles of self-care haven’t helped my immune system. I’ve spent the past three days tucked up in bed, with a pile of sick day crochet.

I’ve chosen some lovely mindless work, in thick yarn, perfect for zoning out.

I’m designing a treat for my nieces’ Christmas present. Hence the glitter yarn! I don’t care if it’s “tacky”, I just love it. I have three little girls, all about the same age, to make this for. So I thought I’d crochet a prototype, write up the pattern as I made the second – that’s where I’m up to – then test it with the third.

Sick day crochet in easy granny shells

How fun is this? It’s easy granny-style shells in strips of glorious, glittery jewel-tones. It really is the perfect sick day crochet.

I’m wearing socks. It’s finally cold enough for lovely handknit socks (even in the office. This pair is knit of Happy Go Knitty yarn I bought just before we left New Zealand. No joke – I had a dream about knitting rainbow socks. What’s a girl to do except go along with it? I knit these socks as we travelled across America, and they were a delightful project for the trip.

It’s definitely hand knit sock weather today! Love my rainbow #socks in @happygoknitty yarn!

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I’m reading Harry Potter in French! It’s extremely slow going – Harry himself hasn’t even shown up yet, but I will persist.

I’m watching The Crown. This new one from Netflix just dropped last week. “At a time when Britain was recovering from war and her empire was in decline, a young woman took the throne as a matter of duty not desire.” I love people in costume looking miserable, it’s been great!

I’m knitting socks! This pair has been on the needles for an embarrassingly long time, but is now whizzing along. There’s no pattern – this plain vanilla sock is made to look “fancy” with patterned yarn.

Cuffdown Handknit socks in self patterning yarn

Yikes, how bad is that background though?? I met a friend for knitting in the mall, and the tables at the coffee shop left a lot to be desired! Have a glamour shot of the self patterning sock yarn to wash the bad taste out of your mouth!

Self patterning sock yarn knit up

I’m pinning like there’s no tomorrow! I finally joined Pinterest – come have a look at my boards!

That’s it for this week. If you want to know what I’m up in real-time, check out my Instagram, or of course, Pinterest!

What do you think?

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