My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


A Simple Sock

Okay, a bunch of you Smartypants immediately identified the yarn I’m using for my simple sock as Wollmeise in the Johannisbeer und Brennessel colorway. Clearly you all are experts in Wollmeise colorway identification.

A quick trip through the Google translator tells me that the colorway name translates into “currant and nettle” in English. Very appropriate, no?

So, Thursday night I was thinking that I needed a simple project to take to Virginia Beach with me for the weekend. “This is a job for Wollmeise!” thought I. I ventured into the stash room and looked through the Wollmeise I have, and decided on this lovely colorway.

I did do a bit of knitting over the weekend, and today I am past the heel on the first sock.


And here is a close-up of the slipstitch heel, just because a slipstitch heel in Wollmeise makes me happy.


The pattern is a simple knit/purl thing, and the results kind of make me think of bamboo.


So I am calling this sock “Bamboozled.” Just try and stop me.

I’ve got another new work-in-progress . . .


And I’m afraid Lucy can’t come to the blog right now . . .


It’s suppertime!


  1. Could the new project be a hat? or is that just the way you have it sitting?

  2. Pam aka inlovewithalpaca says:

    You just simply amaze me.

  3. Gorgeous 🙂 I’m determined to pick up some needles tonight!!

  4. Oooh, gorgeous colorway!

    A dumb question about toe-up: I’m doing the Diagonal Lace socks, and all went well until I completed the heel flap and tried to start knitting in the round again. The needles and working yarn were positioned so that I would have been knitting on the wrong side. I got past that by simply knitting in the other direction, but did I miss something?

    I am SO happy with the magic cast-on and pick up-free wraps!!

  5. I’m really enjoying the diamond gansey socks! While I am not a 100% converted toe up, it was a perfect choice for handspun sock yarn.
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..race report: applefest half marathon =-.

  6. I just wanted to let you know I finished my Serpentine Socks last night and got photos on Ravelry today. The yarn doesn’t show the pattern well but they sure do fit nicely!
    .-= Leslie´s last blog ..Mr. T! =-.

  7. What happened to the True Love Stole? Yes, the sock is really beautiful in the Wollmeise.

  8. I so wish I could knit as fast as you. It takes be for…ever to make one sock. Some day though….

  9. When ever I need sox inspiration, I visit your blog!

    happy knitting!
    .-= tammy pell´s last blog ..October Yarn =-.

  10. Johannisbeeren are actually red currants–tart and much tastier than the run-of-the-mill currants. They make wonderful jelly and jam! Lovely colorway!

  11. bee-you-tee-full! simple and lovely!

  12. the colorway on these socks, beautiful! new project…. looks like a shoulder to something, hmmm;)

  13. “Stash Room”! Since we saw your needle storage, how about pics of the yarn storage room- your studio! How do you store and sort all that gorgeous yarn.
    Perfect pattern for that yarn- beautiful sock!

  14. Theresa in Italy says:

    “Bamboozled” in Wollmeise. Sounds like a little bit o’ heaven to me! (Or a really interesting drink…)

  15. I love Bamboozled! Now I know what to do with the J&B marinating in my stash. Yesterday I wore my Diagonal Lace socks and I’m almost finished with my Serpentine socks (in Boomerang, so soft!). Can’t wait to wear them!
    .-= Michele In Maine´s last blog ..Crazy Blue Daisies Project Bag Set =-.

  16. Bamboozled is a super name. If anyone disagrees – send them my way. I’ve got something for them. =)

  17. Every time I check The Loopy Ewe, they’re sold out of Wollmeise. What is so absolutely special about that yarn? My curiosity is getting out of control enough that I’m willing to buy some (if I can find it in time) just to see it.
    .-= Jill´s last blog ..Still here =-.

  18. I was wondering if you have seen the Bamboozled socks by Gardiner Yarn Works:

    They are top down and have a different heel, but very similar. Both socks are very pretty! I love the bamboo pattern!
    .-= Yvonne´s last blog ..Odds & Ends =-.

  19. love that book I think it could be my style