Pigeon Toes

Santa was good to me this year and brought me a lovely new point and click camera.

As my big Canon is back from being repaired, but is hiding somewhere in the sewing room, it is very lovely to have a new camera to quickly snap some pictures of outstanding makes from last year.

2016 turned out to be the year I became the patron saint of unselfish sewing and knitting, although, to be honest, I didn’t make very much at all.  14 finished items, 13 of them made it to the blog, only 3 of the blogged items were for me, and only 1 of those is still in the wardrobe.  That’s the Lemongrass sweater.  I just love this sweater so very much!  Cosy, easy to wear, makes you look like you’ve made an effort even when you haven’t!

The Burda sweater has been donated as I just couldn’t get to grips with the scarf neck and even though that was stitched in place I still felt very exposed in anything other than an upright position.

The Burda trousers are donated to Ma.  I’m going to alter them for her as they’re a much better style and fabric for her than me.

The main focus of the year has been socks.  And I’ve another pair to share with you today.

Same old, same old pattern, but just a lovely combination of colours in the stripes.

Very subdued by Hubby’s standards.  Absolutely perfect by mine!  I may have to match that pale grey/blue colour for a sweater for me.  It’s sublime!

Now, if I could just get the wee monkeys to stand still for some photos, I could show you that occasionally I knit something other than socks!

Project details

Pattern:                             Regia 4 ply sock pattern

Pattern cost:                     Free

Yarn:                                 Sirdar Heart & Sole

Colourway:                      Pigeon Toes

Purchased at:                  Black Sheep Wools

Yarn cost:                         £4.99

8 Responses to Pigeon Toes

  1. Kim Hood says:

    All lovely – the socks particularly. I wear my Lemongrass sweater lots and it usually gets some sort of comment/compliment on the design.
    Enjoy your new camera 🙂

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      It is a lovely design, for sure. I love the autumnal colour that you made yours in. A point and click camera is a fun thing!

  2. Tialys says:

    Love the fact the colour of the yarn is called ‘pigeon toes’. Your blog post is very nicely colour coordinated with those lovely blues. It’s a shame the Burda sweater had to be given away as it looks lovely on you.

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Isn’t it a great name! I love it. There is a lot of blue in my life. It’s my best colour.

  3. Ooh you’ve been busy busy! I’m knitting a lovely pattern you mentioned recently , the worsted boxy, but I couldn’t afford the wool so ought an alternative in a lovely pistachio green. Thanks for the recommendation!

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Oooooh Boxy! I’ve just finished mine….it’s soaking in the sink at the moment ready for blocking. Cannot wait to wear it! Pistachio green will be gorgeous. Must see pictures when its done! (She said…bossily! 😉 )

  4. That is a beautiful sweater. The colour is just perfect for you and so beautifully knitted. I liked the Burma top too but can envisage the ties being a pain. Those are beautiful socks. The colours are gorgeous together. For some reason they remind me of the seaside. Agree about that lovely blue-grey. Xx

    • Pendle Stitches says:

      Blue-grey seems to be my new fave colour at the moment. My friend bought me some gorgeous Debbie Bliss in a similar shade that is on the needles at the moment. I’m loving it and want to knit All. The. Things in this shade now!