My sock mojo is running wild at present, which is pretty handy as there are lots of Christmas gifts in the queue awaiting my attention. I'm loving the gorgeous colour ways and stripes of these West Yorkshire Spinners yarns. They are not the softest of sock yarns and I've yet to see how well they wash and wear, but for sheer eye candy they are definitely a hit!
This pair will be a Christmas gift for the younger Miss Snoops, to keep her toes cosy and toasty in her little Victorian London flat.
My knitting mojo has centred itself firmly around the production of small items that won't stay on the needles for too long. Hats for the grandchildren fit the bill perfectly! I searched Ravelry for quite some time before finding just the hat shape that 'floated my boat' to keep little Evie's head warm. I had bought the Wendy merino DK yarn to knit Mr Snoops a new hat for his Oscar-walking, but realised there was not enough for a large man-head.
The pattern is 'DROPS extra 0-906' by Drops Design. It's made in the round and took very little time. I love the gorgeous shape created by the crown shaping!
This photo is from earlier today, as we walked through the park on our way to find coffee. Oscar just loves the Autumn when the leaves have fallen and and are wet from recent rain. He keeps his nose firmly on the job of sourcing the best smells around and taking Mr Snoops with him!