Even though I mentioned that gift knitting wouldn’t really be blogged until it was in the recipient’s possession, I’m still going to blog about this one. So, if you happen to be my mother, look away now!

Snicket (Ravelry link) is a project that ticks all the boxes for me right at this very point in time. My Mum, whose birthday is at the end of this month, has made positive noises about me making a pair of socks for her, I’ve been itching to do some cabling and I’m currently quite enamoured with single ridges of rib against large sections of reverse stockinette. Can’t go wrong, really!


Georgie recently blogged about knitting epiphanies. My most recent one was a couple of centimetres into the cabling on Snicket. I was sick of the mess of needles that I had from cabling in the round, so I learnt how to cable without a needle using this very clear and useful tutorial. I think Snicket’s a really good project to learn this technique, as you’re only ever switching one stitch over at a time.

The heel of the first sock has just been turned, so I do need to get a wriggle on, but I’m relying heavily on the assumption that the second sock goes quicker than the first, despite the threat of second sock syndrome. I’m really enjoying knitting with this yarn, cashmere merino sock from the Knittery, so I’m hoping that will help me get through any tough times.

The only drawback to this yarn is that it has a wee bit of a halo to it, which seems to be causing all sorts of focus problems for my camera, even when using manual focus. So, apologies for the slightly fuzzy photos.

6 Responses to “Snicket”

  1. Michelle Says:

    Ooh. That’s really nice.

    Are you riding tomorrow night? I’ll have to make sure my batteries in my lights are OK!

  2. Emma Says:

    My bike’s all prepped, ready to go (as long as it’s not raining)!

  3. Michelle Says:

    Oh yeah! I forgot about the expected rain! I shall just have to play it by ear (to the groud, listening for thunder)

  4. Georgie Says:

    They are looking great, lovely yarn. Im way too scared to try cabling without a needle – a stitch, off the needles, out there flapping in the breeze?? No Way!! So youre much braver than I!

  5. King Says:

    hi, I’m coming over again for conference on the 28/29th and will be catching flight on the 27th. Want to do dinner again? this time I’m bringing my camera over so we can take some photos.

  6. bells Says:

    I admired these the other night. They’re gorgeous! Nice epiphany. I haven’t tried that yet. Too scared.

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