I finished my aunts socks yesterday, not quite on schedule but close enough Unfortunately I can’t post them today because next day delivery isn’t available to the town my aunt lives in. Apparently it’s too remote. Stupid Royal Mail. Given the possibility of them getting lost I’m going to wait and post them until next week so that they have to be signed for and are insured. Personally I don’t think hand knit socks are something that can be compensated for in cash but it’s at least less of a risky option. So my aunt won’t get her socks for xmas, but hopefully I will manage to post them eventually.
Seeing as these are done I’ve started another pair of xmas socks! I’m only worried about finishing the first one so that I can fill it as a stocking for my mum. The yarn is a sort of light dk weight and I’m using 3mm needles so I don’t think it will take too long. This swatch is all cabely but I’ll be doing most of the sock in a rib pattern to avoid having to spend every waking hour of the next couple of days knitting.
I knit the swatch in the round and stuck masking tape to it before cutting. Stopped it unraveling perfectly and was a much less awkward method than knitting the swatch flat but only working rs rows and carrying the yarn across the back.
We have enjoyed seeing people's Joy mitts on Ravelry and Instagram and although the kits are nearly sold out now, it is a pattern that can be done in many different colours, depending on what flag/colour scheme you want to use.
We have made genderqueer, asexual, non-binary and pansexual flag charts.
Introducing the first in an ongoing series of guest posts. I'm honoured that we're beginning with this vital letter from Emi Ito.
Emi has been outspoken about the cultural appropriation of the kimono in fashion and has helped many makers and designers find a less hurtful approach to naming their patterns and products.