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My first toe-up socks

Over the holidays I challenged myself to try a different way of making socks. I’ve knit all my socks cuff-down so it was time to try toe-up.

I had a Zauberball that I’d been hoarding and I decided that the fun colours would keep me interested as I worked a plain sock. I had also picked up a set of Knit Pro Karbonz to test out in 2.25mm (US 1) so I threw them in the challenge mix. Continue reading

Wool eater crochet potholders

Crochet potholders

Inspired by the images at Savvy Housekeeping, I gave Sarah London’s Wool eater instructions a go to make colourful potholders as a gift for my mum.

The instructions were good and, although at first the clunies took some getting used to, after a while it was easy crocheting going around and around. Definitely fun, and definitely a wool eater!

I’m not sure I was poking my crochet hook in to the right part of the spaces because the gaps in my potholders turned out larger, more U-shaped, than the smaller O-shaped in the photographs I’ve seen, but I decided to just keep going in the same way and I’ll experiment with it some more another time.