Kim socks

Who ate all my time!  I can’t believe it’s over a month since I last posted.

Life here is super busy.  Isn’t everyone’s?

After many years of battling we finally have some support in place for the children, so have social workers, family support workers, and conferences and workshops coming out of our ears!  Funnily enough it’s also led to a friend (also an adoptive mum of a chap with additional needs) and I to realise that there is a huge hole in the market for a one-stop-website for parents and guardians like us.

Over coffee one day, lamenting the lack of such a resource, and wondering why somebody didn’t do it….we realised that we were just the people to fill that gap.  Now we are working hard for an Autumn launch.   Its exhilarating and exhausting in equal parts, and the steepest of learning curves, but we’re only a month in and getting great feedback, so watch this space.

With all this going on, you can imagine that crafting time is limited….I haven’t looked at a tapestry sheep in weeks, and my sewing plans are gathering dust.  I’m slowly working on a waistcoat for Dave, but I’m awfully glad he’s patient!

Thankfully, I have been knitting.  Most recently finished are these beauties.

Look at those colours!

Look at those perfectly matched stripes!

Sock perfection!  And a happy husband.  I’ll take that win!

Of course I have another pair of socks on the needles, for conversational knitting occasions.  But I also have Galaxie from Quince & Co. for evenings in front of the TV.

Image copyright Quince & Co.

I’m knitting it in Finch in the colourway Stream.

Image copyright Quince & Co.

Both the pattern and the yarn are sublime.  I’m happily doing a few rounds a night and enjoying the making.  I’m usually a product driven knitter, so this is a lovely change for me.  And it’s nice to be knitting a garment other than socks!

It’ll be ready for Autumn too.

Project notes

Pattern: Regia 4ply sock pattern
Pattern cost: Free
Yarn:    Zwerger Garn Opal
Colourway:  Kim
Purchased at: Black Sheep Wools
Yarn cost:  £7.99

6 Responses to Kim socks

  1. Tialys says:

    Those socks are brilliant – in more ways than one.
    I love the jumper – and the colour is one of my favourites. All that stocking stitch would drive me nuts but that’s why it’s perfect T.V. knitting – it will be done before you know it.

    Bravo for organising a support network for parents and guardians of children with additional needs – I’m sure it will be a welcome resource for many and look forward to seeing the website when it’s launched.

    • Evie says:

      I’ve been holding onto the socks for photos. Poor Dave was so disgruntled!
      The Quince yarn is stunning – the photos don’t do it justice. And I had started a lace sweater, but stocking stitch is just what the doctor ordered.
      Thanks for the good wishes re the website. Fingers crossed we can make it work!

  2. K-Line says:

    Can’t wait to hear more about the website you’re developing. I think it’s an awesome idea – great use of your creativity and parenting skills.

    • Evie says:

      Thanks! It’s a mammoth task, but thankfully we have great support with Dave (programme management and IT are his specialities) and lots of enthusiasm.

  3. Wow, those socks are just fabulous. I love the stripes. They are so colourful and joyful. Good on you and your friend for starting up your website. Parenting is hard enough and getting any kind of support is near nigh impossible unless you shout loud enough and in the right ears. I am sure that it will be a brilliant success. That is such a fab thing to do. Xx

    • Evie says:

      Thank you for your support and sock love!
      I think we might be slightly mad for taking this on, but everyone agrees that it’s needed but nobody is up for the challenge. The worst that will happen is that we have a little site with some useful links that will be a small but helpful resource.