These happy little socks are off to go and live with thier new owner, Beth. She's a sweet girl in my Illustration class that asked for custom designed socks. :] She loves comfy and mix-matchy and fun. Here is a photo of her little tootsies all cozy and warm in her new socks with shoes!Something blue, with a little bit of gold sparkle. Something like the night sky. Maybe a moon or star on the heels! And darker heels and toes and cuffs.These were super fun to make, and I sort of designed them as I went, only with a vague idea of what would go where. The purple accent on one sock is made with handspun that was a little bigger than the rest of the yarns, so the sock is a little bigger there- but I think it adds a fun variation. :] All wools are either handspun bits and bobs that I had lying around or 2nd hand wool.
To learn more about my handkint socks, check out the shop. There are three pairs up for grabs! And if you wanted to order a custom pair, shoot me a little e-mail.Lots of love, Kimxo
We had a pretty good weekend at Spitalfields Market, with the We Make London people. Right now I'm just busy updating the shop with socks and badges and things. :] Thought I'd share some photos of some socks that went home with a lovely couple (they said it was going in someone's stocking!!! Exciting!).You can read and see more about these new types of socks right here. Bear with me as I update the shop this week. :]
Back in summer 2011, I visited my Grandparents in South Africa. I've still got lots of photos to share but you can see some of my adventures here. I started a pair of socks about a month before we left- with the aim of finishing them up in time to gift to my Grandma. For such a long pair, they knitted up very quickly.
I used a shop-bought yarn, especially made for sock knitting, with this delicious self-stripe. I'm not usually a fan of using only one type of yarn in a project, so I made up this little ribbing which added a bit of interest. (I love a challenge when knitting!) One of my favourite parts is this smooth decrease down the inside, and how the ribbing merges...What do you think?I also used smaller needles for the heel, bottom of the foot and the toe- to give it strength. I ended up finishing the socks whilst I was in South Africa (which is where these photos are taken), and she was pretty pleased, she wears them in bed when it's cold to keep her toes warm. It's nice to know a little bit of my love is always there when she wants it. :]
A few weeks ago- our class was working hard on creating an exhibition at Mother, London. Read a bit more here. Here are a couple dark photos from the opening night- and some wonky photos of my piece.It looks really skew here, but it's just the angle. Going to take better photos when I get the piece back. Just thought you'd like to see. :] kimxo