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New Sock Pattern – Of Joy And Disappointment

New Sock Pattern – Of Joy And Disappointment

For a long while now I have been looking forward to the publishing of a new pattern of mine which was originally due out in Simply Knitting a couple of months ago. Due to what I assume to be pattern scheduling changes it’s been knocked […]

FO And New Pattern: Twists & Turns Cabled Socks

FO And New Pattern: Twists & Turns Cabled Socks

I have a new pattern to share, a pair of socks in Simply Knitting Issue 109. I really enjoyed both the designing and knitting of the socks that have debuted in this issue. I wanted to take some of the styling and detailing of traditional […]

FO And New Pattern: Violet Socks

FO And New Pattern: Violet Socks

Now that the excitement of getting engaged has settled in a little I have a slight backlog of projects and shiny new things to share!
The first thing that I wanted to write about was to let readers know that my latest published pattern is for a pair of socks, currently in issue 107 of Simply Knitting, where they appear under the name ‘Delicate Lace’ socks. 

These socks are knit from two 50g skeins of Regia Extra Twist Merino Color yarn, an affordable merino/nylon blend sock yarn in a range of rich shades.

The socks feature a lace and cable stitch pattern that is comfortable with a great deal of stretch and flexibility due to the elastic nature of the lace eyelets nestling between columns of cables.

These are perhaps my favourite socks to date, as they incorporate so many of my favourite design elements and yet are deceptively simple to knit. They are also very practical yet feminine in their detailing, which makes them perfect when worn with jeans and a cute pair of Mary Jane shoes, but they also look fab when worn with bright summer hues, such as in the fabulously styled magazine shoot picture:

Simply Knitting issue 107 is currently available to buy in shops and online.

Rubber Ducky Facecloths In Handmade Living

Rubber Ducky Facecloths In Handmade Living

The new issue of Handmade Living is now on the newsstands and contains one of my first patterns: Rubber Ducky Face Cloths. This is my most basic pattern, but as such it makes a good starter project for new knitters or those knitters who have […]

FO: Violet Socks

FO: Violet Socks

I am really pleased to have finished the pair of socks that I was knitting in some gorgeous Regia merino Extra Twist yarn in a deep, rich purple colour. I’m almost bubbling over to show and tell the new design, but as it is for […]

Eskimimi Makes – A Beautiful Blog In Handmade Living Magazine

Eskimimi Makes – A Beautiful Blog In Handmade Living Magazine

If you just happened to look in the rear pages of this month’s Handmade Living magazine you would notice a couple of very colourful pages with perhaps a few recognisable items in the pictures, as I have been written about for this month’s Beautiful Blogs feature.

I took part in the interview for the feature over the phone whilst I was ill and off work, tucked up under a mountain of duvet feeling sorry for myself, so it is wonderful to see that my combined sniffles and croaks at least translated to something understandable.

Speaking to the magazine I had the chance to talk about my inspiration, and what (and who) started that spark of creativity within me to create from raw materials and beautify that what already exists.

The magazine itself is nicely produced. On tactile paper that you want to leaf slowly through there are articles on things to make and decorate as well as eye-candy for those who like to buy handmade, alongside recipes and inspiration. The magazine is one of a number of recent publications that appear to be aimed at people who, too caught up in the pressures of the modern world to live The Good Life still wish to indulge in The Better Life, and helps them to bring a little of the homely and indulgent comforts of handmade items into their world, through whatever means.

If you’d like to have a read of the Beautiful Blogs feature written about Eskimimi Makes you can find it in the February issue of handmade Living Magazine, out now and in good newsagents.