A few of our favourite things: 25th October 2015

Hello!

Welcome to this week’s edition of our favourite things…

We’ve all been knitting away furiously on our #Socktober goals as we edge towards the end of the month (on a related note – how is it November next weekend?!).  Our featured picture this week is Hannah’s finished pair of matching superb stripy socks – meaning she has achieved her #Socktober goals – you go girl!

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Hannah’s Socktober Socks 2015 (c) The Cable Girls, 2015

Sheila is powering through several projects, always with a sock on the go though – she has tried the fish lips kiss heel and moved on to the eye of partridge heel for her next pair.

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Sheila’s Socktober Socks 2015 (c) The Cable Girls, 2015

Kate has finished the prototype of the grippy yoga socks and finished the Simple Skyp socks she was working on.  She had forgotten when she set her #Socktober goals that her 3mm dpns were in use on the first sleeve of her Still Light tunic, so she had to do some serious sleeve knitting to get them freed up for the second Kalajoki.  Never not having a sock on the needles, however, she’s trying out some Sirdar Heart and Sole in another pair of Simple Skyp socks and loves the beautiful pastel stripes of the Hello Cheeky colour way.  She’s not sure whether the Kalajoki will be finished before the end of the month, but she’s going to give it a good go.

In other news, we’ve just finished our last learn to knit course at the fabulous Whole Foods in Cheltenham for 2015– if you’ve decided you want to join us on our next course stay tuned as dates will be announced here very soon for the first half of 2016.  If you want to know before everyone else, you can sign up for our mailing list here 🙂

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our blog reading…

And this was our favourite Pin of the week, because of the beautiful festive colours.

How are your Socktober goals coming along?  Have you started your Christmas knitting yet?  Let us know in the comments…

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls

A few of our favourite things: 4th October 2015

Hello!

We’re back after a bit of a hiatus – it’s been hectic at Cable Girls HQ in the last few weeks, so grab a cuppa, get comfy and settle in for a bumper edition of our favourite things from the last couple of weeks.

The main reason that we’ve been away from the blog is that Cable Girl Hannah got married!  We were all celebrating and helping set up the wedding (and one of us was learning to crochet for it – that took a while!), hence our absence here.  Congratulations Hannah, we wish you a lifetime of happiness and a yarn stash that never runs out 🙂

We’re now four weeks into our current learn to knit course at the fabulous Whole Foods in Cheltenham – if you’ve decided you want to join us on our next course stay tuned as dates will be announced here very soon.  If you want to know before everyone else, you can sign up for our mailing list here 🙂

Like a lot of the knitting world, The Cable Girls are excited to celebrate #SOCKTOBER!  We knit socks all year round, but in October we really pick up the pace.  More pairs, new techniques and a really good excuse to finish up those second socks that have been lingering slightly too long…

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Sheila’s afterthought heel for #SOCKTOBER, (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

Sheila’s started off well with her #SOCKTOBER goal to try new ways of knitting heels – her first attempt at afterthought heels is above and she’s cracking on through her list – the fish lips kiss heel is next and we can’t wait to see her finished socks.

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Kate’s Simple Skyp Socks with her beloved Knit Pro DPNs, (c) The Cable Girls, 2015.

Kate’s goals are to finish the prototype of the pilates sock with grippy bits (if it works out you might just see the pattern here soon!), finish up a Simple Skyp sock that’s been lurking a while (second sock syndrome – in the picture above) and to cast on and finish the second of her Kalajoki socks (sensing a theme yet?).

Hannah’s aim is to finish her current sock, although we suspect that more than one pair will be done this month now that she’s back from her honeymoon!

Meanwhile, over on Twitter…

And from our blog reading…

  • We love the idea of “Knitting In” from Knit Luck – when things are getting stressful, knit it out – it’s what we do!
  • Tanis’ Veronika top is simple and beautiful
  • The purple yarn in this line break shawl by Nook is fabulous
  • Woolythyme’s Axis shawl is amazing – love the orange and grey together!

And this was our favourite Pin of the week, in honour of Sheila’s Socktober goal.

How have you been?  Are you celebrating Socktober?  Let us know in the comments…

Bye for now,

The Cable Girls