fayeperriamreed Are you a magic loop or a DPN sock knitter? I discovered recently my sock stitches are way neater using 2mm needles, but there is one draw back - knitting for more than a few hours means I need to have a break of at least 24 hours as my wrists sieze up. I switched to metal needles years ago as my tight grip meant I kept breaking anything less than a 3mm, but I've been wondering recently if it might be worth training myself to loosen my grip by using something that has a chance of snapping. I've always loved the look of DPNs and thought they might be worth another shot, so I picked these up at #wonderwoolwales yesterday. They're very lovely, but the 10cm short length means I keep stabbing myself in the palm beneath my little finger! So far though, no breakages.. I just need to work on my holding technique I think! (Or buy longer needles) 4d
  •   andknit Aww bless you - I bought 10cm by mistake once! Not even any good as toothpicks!! I promise you'll fare better with that extra 5cm - haha xxx 4d
  •   fayeperriamreed @andknit hindsight is a wonderful thing! I should have bought the 15cm square ones that were calling me - next time! 4d
  •   fayeperriamreed @littlemissjoey keep going with it! My stitches are also neater since switching from knitting English style to continental - done ask why! 4d
  •   littlemissjoey @fayeperriamreed :) thank you for yeh encouragement! That's very interesting!! I knit Portuguese style (yarn around the neck) and am just tightening as mad now with a new found hope 😀 4d

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fayeperriamreed Having a circular needle sort out.. If anyone has a good way of organising these I'd like to hear it! 2w

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fayeperriamreed A year ago today I married my amazing husband After the party I handed my bouquet to my Mum to enjoy while we were off on our honeymoon. She took some photos before the flowers wilted and I assumed it ended up in the compost. At Christmas, she presented me with this little jar of pressed flowers, leaves and poppy seeds, which brought a tear to my eye 🙂Thanks Mum for preserving it xxx 2w

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fayeperriamreed New favourite socks! I'm fully back in design mode now (sadly can't share any of this just yet!) but I always need a 'down time' project. Recently I've enjoyed the simplicity of self striping sock yarn. Even now I still find joy in the colours changing and the excitement of how it's going to turn out, without having to think about it! 3w

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fayeperriamreed For the lovely ladies at @simplycrochetmag - some colours in my stash that are pleasing me at the moment! Happy Friday 3w

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fayeperriamreed #Tbt to this time last year, when I was frantically trying to finish knitting my wedding cardigan before we got married on the Saturday. I redesigned the neckline and managed to complete it on the Friday, and then wore it for all of 10 minutes on the day. I spent so long pairing the colour with my shoes and petticoat too! Pattern is Marianne from Rowan 37 by Sharon Miller, knitted in Kidsilk Haze Marmalade 3w

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fayeperriamreed Really looking forward to swatching with this little ball of Blacker Tamar so it can tell me what it wants to be. (I like to think it has ambitions to become a new jumper in my wardrobe ) 3w
  •   blackeryarns Lovely photo! Can't wait to see it. Your #CornishTin jumper turned out gorgeously 3w
  •   fayeperriamreed @blackeryarns Thank you! I am rather pleased with it, I keep meaning to get a picture of it up on here but Chris insists he doesn't want to become an 'Instagram husband' It fits him so well, but I feel I should have something just as lovely for myself now! 3w
  •   fayeperriamreed @craftiebee I always have to swatch - yarn has a voice! Plus it gives my hands something to do when watching the tv 3w

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fayeperriamreed So glad we don't seem to have a moth issue in our current house, though I'm still repairing the damage the little pests left behind from our old place. Saying that, I did have a dream last night that my stash had been sabotaged (I blame chocolate before bed) so I'm on high alert just in case! 3w

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fayeperriamreed Missing the coast recently and feeling the need to breathe in the sea air. City life can feel cluttered sometimes and it's important to have an escape. For now, yoga, knitting and appreciating the quiet moments. 3w

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fayeperriamreed On to the next pair of socks! 1mon

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fayeperriamreed Revisiting old patterns today.. This is one of my first designs - Venice. A really simple hat in super-chunky yarn, now revamped to include sizing from toddler to large adult and instructions to work flat or in the round. Click link in profile or visit buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns for a free download 1mon

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fayeperriamreed #hundertwasser socks done! After a frustrating slip up finding a couple of knots most of the way through sock two, I cut out a whole section of yarn and got them (almost) matching again. Pretty pleased with these ones! 1mon

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fayeperriamreed Very excited about my new Hundertwasser socks! We picked up the yarn when we visited the Hundertwasser museum in Vienna in January and I've been itching to get it on the needles since.. As I was mostly knitting these in the dark last night, I was pleasantly surprised at the colours in daylight this morning 1mon

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fayeperriamreed #tbt to 2008ish when I'd just finished knitting this little guy in some sort of self-striping sock yarn. I was all about sock yarn for bears back then, before I discovered socks #knitting #teddybear #knittersofinstagram 1mon

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fayeperriamreed Photography gloves for a wonderful friend who presented us with a gorgeous set of photos from our wedding reception #knitting #knittersofinstagram #make2share 2mon

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fayeperriamreed One Milo ready to send off to its recipient in New Zealand #knittersofinstagram #tricot #stricken #tikkiknits 3mon

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fayeperriamreed I can't post anything I'm making at the moment (for secret reasons!) so instead I raided the drawer at work and I'm sharing this pic of the Chain Link tank top by Mary Henderson, from The Knitter issue 92. Mary's work is always so neat and she picks such lovely colour combinations! #knitting #fairislefriday 3mon

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fayeperriamreed Our lovely technical assistant Jen is a massive fan of "our Lord DB" and woke yesterday on her 50th birthday to hear the sad news of his passing. She says this jumper is old and she'd design it differently now, but let me snap it so long as I cut her head off. I love the subtle flashes on the hem and the cuffs. #knitting #ripbowie 4mon

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fayeperriamreed Don't you love it when all the Christmas knitting is over and there's time to make things for yourself? I started this last year and picked it up again this week. Still debating an extra edging repeat as these so much yarn left! Pattern is Shawl Spring Forest on Ravelry by Anna Ryabova. 4mon

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fayeperriamreed More handmade gifts, socks for my brother and dad, I was a bit sad to see them go! 4mon

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