Friday, 8 February 2013


In my ongoing destash attempts I unearthed 4 100g skeins of Trekking XXL in a muted heather/brown colourway - originally bought for this tunic dress. Until I came to my senses and realised that I was never going to knit 12 inches of K1, P1 ribbing in sock weight yarn - what was I thinking?

So, back into the stash it went, largely forgotten until I heard a chance mention of the use of sock weight yarn held double to give a worsted weight - revelation!

So, out came the Trekking XXL and the 4.5mm needles and in just two days I had a cute baby sweater to fit a 1 year old - fabulous result. Pattern: here


The yarn felt a little scratchy whilst I was working with it but I am happy to report that it softened up very well on washing and looks like it will be a perfect jumper for a rough-and-tumble little boy.

So this leads on perfectly to my 52 weeks of happy post for this this week:
1. The joys of using sock yarn doubled - surveying my stash with new eyes.
2. Having a working boiler, heat, warmth and a roof over our heads (had some boiler problems which got me to thinking about people who have to live on the streets on the cold nights we have been having)
3. Planning our next trip to the Lake District - cottage is booked - yay
4.  Loving the soothing green tea which I am constantly sipping (the sinus infection which is currently requiring the green tea, is not on the list of favourite things - lol)

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