Briefly, here are my four colours for the #westknitskal2016

Briefly, here are my four colours for the #westknitskal2016: pink = @meyabulle’s (Vi)laines; yellow = @thewoolkitchen’s On Prescription colourway, teal = @sylvie_labellevie’s Fjord colourway, and the crazy one is @manosdeluruguay Alegria in Locura Fluo, bought from @knitwithattitude. My previous colour D wasn’t working, but after this rejig, the mystery #knitting can resume. Why on earth would you knit a mystery thing, asked friends at the weekend. Why not, was my eloquent answer. Lovely seeing all the projects begin to emerge, but I’m guessing there are surprises in store… #knitter #westknits #buildingblockskal #brightness #therearenoneutralsinmystash

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October 11, 2016 at 01:39PM

 

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I find myself in one of those holding zones

I find myself in one of those holding zones that #airports like to create, where there is a distinct lack of anything — oh no, wait, we do have plenty of time on our hands — particularly chairs. The room is some kind of architectural gall bladder: not entirely necessary, just a bilious backwater in the journey from one place to another. Hey ho. It’s the end of our #Berlin jaunt: three days of catching up with friends and their families, watching #hipsters of all nationalities, and being confronted yesterday by the very thoroughly enforced “non-fabric” sauna rules. Readers: I chickened out and #knitted by the pool instead. The picture above is from earlier today, one of many coffee stops in #Kreutzberg. Regular readers will recognise this sock, knitted in @goldingyarns’ Kreutzberg colourway, which I really should have photographed against some of the abundant graffiti for camouflage purposes. OK, people with makeup on are rearranging things noisily: perhaps it’s time to progress further through the airport’s intestines. Let’s leave that metaphor there. #knitter #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #sockknitter #sockyarn #goldingyarns #fineanddandysocks #traveller #berlinschonefeld #endlesscorridors #whodesignsairports #Ihaveafewsuggestions

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October 10, 2016 at 09:18PM

 

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🎵I’m doing my thing/ With tangled yarn-o

🎵I’m doing my thing/ With tangled yarn/ I’m in my right place/ Might be a while though🎵 Full report tomorrow. #tangle #untangle #knotaproblem #untanglersofinstagram #christineandthequeens #tilted #myrightplace

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October 06, 2016 at 08:48PM

 

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I was going to party like you were 1,999

I was going to party like you were 1,999, but now there are 2,000 people who follow this Instagram account. It feels a bit weird saying “follow me”. THANK YOU one and all for doing so. You may know for yourself how peculiarly, and particularly, special online connections are, and being on Instagram has brought whole metaphorical skeins of them. Bumper skeins. Of colourful #sockyarn. 😍 Thank you for your comments and ❤️s, and for letting me write you long letters about wool, knitting, friendship and editing. And for having conversations about all of the above. As a treat, I am putting together a competition that the #indiedesigners among you might appreciate. I’d say that the rest of you could win a skein from my #stash but they are #mineallmine. Thank you everyone! ps special thanks to @thewoolkitchen and @iamtheodoragoeswild for encouraging me to get started on here last summer 😘👊. Those who read my previous post will know exactly how I’m going to party tonight. It’s pretty out-there. THANK YOU BYE. #knitter #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #flippingheck #techeditorsofinstagram #yayinstagram #thankyousofinstagram #iloveithere
just realised this post will seem a bit odd if anyone’s unfollowed since I started writing…

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October 06, 2016 at 04:20PM

 

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What a lunchtime treat!

What a lunchtime treat! Not sure the postman knew what to make of my reaction to this parcel’s arrival 😍. It’s 100g of a laceweight silk #tangle, via the #KnotaProblem group on Ravelry. There’s (k)not much time to get started on it right now — the designs I’m #techediting today are at the complicated end of the spectrum — but Mr Words is out tonight. It’s fate. It’s a date. Me and a tangle, possibly in a ménage à trois with a glass of red wine. With a Christine & The Queens soundtrack. And the rather classy chocolate that @homosimian included. Oh yes.
#untangler #untanglersofinstagram #nicheinterests #howigetmykicks #yarn #wool #silk #purple #tanglefordays 💜💜💜💜💜

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October 06, 2016 at 12:58PM

 

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🎵That’s neat/ That’s neat/ That’s neat/ I really love these foxy feet🎵

🎵That’s neat/ That’s neat/ That’s neat/ I really love these foxy feet🎵 The cold that is going around has re-emerged for a second bout, bringing it with it the chills and the sniffles. And what is the remedy? #Handknitted #socks, new #slippers, and a bright skein of #sockyarn to gaze at between charts. #Yarn is from the newish @spectrumfibre, in her Rainbow Bright colourway. Lovely and cheery. Now begone, foul cold! #knitter #sockknitter #knittersofinstagram #knitstagram #spectrumfibre #rainbowbright #yellow #pink #orange #colour #colourlover #toastytoes #foxy #foxyfeet #snifflyface #notpictured #justcallmesneezy

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October 05, 2016 at 03:24PM

 

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🎵It takes two to make a thing go right🎵

🎵It takes two to make a thing go right🎵 True of so many things: tandems, duets, ping-pong — and sock-knitting. These two lovely yarns are dyed by my friend and fellow #woolhead Helen Reed, aka @thewoolkitchen, and are her Punch Drunk and #Hulk colourways. Can you guess which is which? They will become sample #socks for her stall at #Yarnporium, a wool show and workshop weekend in London next month, run by the phenomenally productive @yarninthecity duo. I’ll be helping out on the stall Helen is sharing with @travelknitter — colours ahoy! And that workshop list is fascinating — @kariebookish on #psychogeography? What a pairing. After a day of #techediting, #planning and idea-generating with clients and colleagues across the world, tonight I will settle down to knit these socks TAAT (two at a time), toe up: my favourite method. Yes, some things are best done alone [insert your own, filthy-as-you-like, list here] but when it comes to socks, work and creativity — as you can see from all the collaborations in this post — it’s good to share. The fact that I have today #scoffed a packet of #Revels singlehandedly should not undermine this point. #knitter #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #sockknittersofinstagram #sockstagram #sockyarn #indiedyer #woolshow #workshops #woohoo #pink #orange #green #wool #yarn #scoffersofinstagram #techeditorsofinstagram

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October 04, 2016 at 04:35PM

 

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Mayday! Mayday!

Mayday! Mayday! I have voluntarily brought small children to a gymnastics class, partly in the certain knowledge of a coffee, and possibly a bun, from the cafe — and THE CAFE HAS GONE. Only 10 minutes have passed and the need has not waned. Does Deliveroo do coffee?? I have knitting: it’s the colour of #coffeefoam; the floor is the colour of one of those sweet, crunchy caramel biscuits that go so well with dark, strong #coffee. The next 50 minutes will be tough. If you live near the #Hornsey YMCA and have a coffee machine, and an enterprising child, I have cash. #knitter #knitstagram #knittersofinstagram #coffedrinkersofinstagram #theSaturdaymorningoneisthebestone 😱☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️😭

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October 01, 2016 at 09:50AM

 

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