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FO: Cotty the Sixth

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Every once in a while I do go back and knit socks. I love wearing them in bed, on the sofa while watching TV or knitting and when it gets really really cold. I have a drawer-full of knitted socks but I have a few more drawers to fill and exactly 203 skeins of sock yarn in my stash. There, I admitted it. But gone are the days when I would buy single skeins of sock yarn just because of the colourway or because I had one of those “ooh shiny” moments.

I admit, however, that the yarn I used in this sixth pair of Cotty Socks was spurred on by the must-have-this-colourway moment. I have always admired the colourway so when it came back on the shop listing I got one skein. Here is a photo of the toes. I use a favourite rounded toe pattern because I don’t like pointy corners in my socks.
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Made-up Socks

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After finishing a knitting project, I usually end up with leftover yarn. Sometimes it’s just a few yards but sometimes it’s more than half the skein depending on the project’s requirements. It is always advisable to have more yarn than run out in the middle of that last pattern repeat, or heaven forbid, at bind off! I’ve had the latter happen to me a couple of times and thank goodness for my generous yarn stash I have found similar colour/weight to finish it off.

I have used a lot of my leftovers in other projects too. Like the long languishing hexi puffs. Or as small pouches for the kids but I have found, when there is more than half a skein left, that the best kind of project for leftovers esp sock yarn is, well, socks. Short socks, to be precise which is what came off my needles this weekend.
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A recent finish

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Wearing my own handknitted garment never gets old, especially when the garment is something I can actually wear as opposed to just drape over my shoulders or wrap around my neck. I will always love knitting shawls and cowls, and socks too, but I think I have grown a bit wiser in my old age to know that I am better off knitting tops and sweaters instead of items that need, first and foremost, a weather colder than what Dubai can offer.

I think I mentioned it a while ago that because of this shift in my knitting, my queue, that is the list of designs that I line up and plan to knit, has changed and continues to change considerably. The queue is merely a guideline, a glimpse of a knitter’s current frame of mind and preference and highly subject to change at any given time. Like when an opportunity to test a brand new design :) This is what brought on this latest finished project. I bring you, Tschilp.
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The Raven

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Anyone watching The Following? It’s the new TV show starring Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy that centres around the work of Edgar Allan Poe. I won’t give the major points of the plot away but if you like thriller/mystery/good cop-bad guy shows, then this is a good one.

I recently finished a pair of fingerless gloves inspired by The Raven and then I had these socks on the needles. And top that off with The Following. Talk about an overdose of Poe! These socks are called Raven Swirl by Cookie A.
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Nothing casual about it

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Surprisingly, this is the first official pair of socks I knitted this year. I originally planned a 12-pair plunge for 2013 so this ticks off January’s pair. It’s my entry for CelticCastOn’s KAL on her blog.
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FO: More finished items

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Luca is not your typical cat. For one, he doesn’t have a bushy tail. And he doesn’t like cardboard boxes. I don’t know why. We tried coaxing him into boxes of all sizes but he wouldn’t get into them. Although he did sit for a long time on top of this box which is now making its way to the kids. It’s filled with all kinds of stuff that they asked for, Joseph’s Playstation 3 included. But I won’t show you what else is inside the box, it’s a surprise for the kids. Instead let me show you some stuff I finished knitting this year so far.
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Plissé

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Wandering inside a Marks and Spencer’s recently, the one in Dubai Festival City if you want to know, I came across a line of machine-knitted sweaters which was nothing more than a series of ribbing from hem to neckline. As a hand knitter, my first thought was “I can do that!” and then thought to myself, “What if I put that series of ribbing onto a pair of socks?”

And so Plissé was born.
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FO: Finishing streak

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I don’t know what I did before I discovered knitting. But I am so glad I did! Otherwise there won’t be any bunnehs!
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WIP-tastic Monday

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Lately it’s been micro-blogging on Facebook and Instagram and, frankly, it can get tiresome after a while. Anyway, it’s been ages since I’ve done a post like this. Could just be the ticket to get me blogging regularly again.

But before that, a bit of self-promotion. Ahem. In case you haven’t checked it out yet, Knitter’s Choice Club sign-ups are open.
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Random update

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Running another blog has caused me to neglect this one. But it had to be done. I wanted to first move the Dubai Knits shop out of Etsy, but had to do it slowly and then separate it from this blog which is more about my own knitting experiences, life as an expatriate in the UAE and just random photos about my family and friends. And the cat, of course! Hopefully I won’t be absent from here for too long again.

What’s been happening then? We attended two birthdays in as many months; the first one being that of baby Johann who is not such a baby anymore. He’s had his first proper haircut so he no longer sport the long Beatles-ish mop and he is now more social than before. Plus his father makes the most awesome cakes! Just look at this spread at Johann’s birthday do.

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