My Photo

Flowers and Gardens

Food

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Cornflower book group

Please note

  • Sidebar book cover thumbnail pictures are affiliate links to Amazon, and the storefront links to Blackwell's and The Book Depository are also affiliated; should you purchase a book directly through those links, I will receive a small commission. Older posts may also contain affiliate links to one of those bookshops. I am not paid to produce content and all opinions are my own.

« A twist of wet leaves | Main | Rowan »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

natalie

Is this Christmas knitting?
My sons have never shown any interest in handknit socks but they are getting them this year, like it or not!

Jennifer

Socks are one thing I've been too afraid of. I would love to knit a pair, but I have had some difficulty knitting on double pointed needles in the past (granted it was when I first learned how to knit) and am a tad apprehensive about turning a heel. One day I hope to get up the courage.

Pamela

I love Elizabeth!

kristina

How wonderful! I obviously need to up my game, too. K x

Dark Puss

I'll put an alternative perspective to Ms Zimmermann's comment "Think of the frustrating periods of time we spend just waiting; waiting for the coffee to boil; waiting in the car; waiting until the fish bite... Those who ride daily to work could finish a sock in a week if they would spend the time knitting". You could spend that "wasted" time thinking.

We all spend far too much time doing and not enough time contemplating in my opinion.

Bang goes my pair of Christmas socks ...

Cornflower

Just plunge in, Jennifer! That's what I did, having hardly a clue what I was doing, but the sense of achievement when that first (imperfect) sock was finished was great. I've made several pairs since and though I'm no expert I enjoy doing them very much.

Cornflower

Ah, you've shot yourself in the foot there, DP!!

Joanna

Dark Puss, the wonderful thing about knitting is that you can think AND knit, indeed, the rhythm of the knitting is an aid to thinking, a kind of meditation.

That sounds like another wonderful Cornflower book recommendation :)

Thanks for sharing
Joanna

Dark Puss

Maybe Joanna. I know people who reckon they can listen to music and do other activities at the same time, but for me serious thinking (and listening to music) is an activity that brooks no other distractions.

Dark Puss

Sorry!!

skirmishofwit

What a delightful passage! I wish I could knit - it would certainly be a brilliant way to pass the time whilst commuting in London.

The colours in the sock you're knitting are beautiful - very seasonal too!

Melissa!

Man, I need to start knitting my Christmas presents!

Anne

I was unsure about knitting socks until I tried and now I find it so relaxing. Using 4 or 5 bamboo needles helps to exercise any stiff arthritic fingers!

Neuroknitter

Yay for sock knitting!!! My knitterly heart is going pitter-patter at the sight of that cuff!! :)

Please do share what glorious autumnal yarn you're knitting with? Gorgeous!!

p.s. I'm a traffic-jam and "in-line" knitter...my projects (yes, plural) are always with me just in case!!! :) :)

Kate/Massachusetts

That yarn is gorgeous! What is it and what are you knitting...socks or mittens?

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Please note

  • Sidebar book cover thumbnail pictures are affiliate links to Amazon, and the storefront links to Blackwell's and The Book Depository are also affiliated; should you purchase a book directly through those links, I will receive a small commission. Older posts may also contain affiliate links to one of those bookshops. I am not paid to produce content and all opinions are my own.

Blackwell's

The Great Tapestry of Scotland

  • 1914-1918 War
    Pictures from the stitchers' preview

A request

  • If you wish to use any original images or content from this site, please contact me.

Places to visit

The Book Depository

  • Free Delivery on all Books at the Book Depository

Art and Architecture

Knitting and other crafts

Cornflower Book Group: read

Statcounter