Wednesday, 15 October 2014


It's all knitting this week.

I'm on the second sock of a pair for DD1's Christmas pressie, and have to admit I prefer working on dpns, rather than like this, on two pins, because of all the sewing up involved.

The yarn is lovely, though - really soft, and a more delicate colour combo than that picture shows.

The other WIP are poppy brooches, ready for sale to help the British Legion, on Remembrance Day. This year sees the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gheluvelt where 187 of 380 brave, young local men lost their lives.


Our lovely, local park commemorates that battle.

That's it for now, cos I need to get cracking with Mum's tea. I'll see you over at Julia's, over the next few days. Not familiar with WOYWW? Click the button on my side bar to pop over and join the fun.

Have a lovely week. Blessings, Chris xx


  1. The socks and the poppies are both fabulous in their own rights! The local park though is beautiful!! Helen 5

  2. Beautiful poppies!
    Love the socks! Could use some of them right now, my basement is freezing as we are still adjusting to the colder nights and it is not quite time to turn up the furnace yet.

    1. Sorry, forgot to write: Lizzie's Workshop #17

  3. Nice to see the socks! Now, I'm wondering how you sew them up ... is it just one seam down the back?
    Thanks for dropping by earlier too.

  4. Love those Remembrance poppies, so gorgeous. The black buttons in the middle really set them off. Is there a pattern you can direct me towards? I'd like to have a go myself. Love those warm looking socks too, though that's something I will never try!
    HUgs, LLJ 23 xx

  5. I love the colour of those soaks, bet they will keep your daughter as warm as toast.
    The poppy brooches are beautiful and will be worn with pride I'm sure.
    Hugs Lisax #31

  6. Such pretty socks!! That's such a lush color!! :) I loved the poppy brooches too!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #21

  7. Lovely socks - I really like the soft subtle shades of the wool. I bet your daughter will love them. I like the poppies - that's a lovely idea for Remembrance Day.
    Hope you have a great week,
    Diana #29

  8. Lovely socks! But I particularly like your poppies. Beautiful they are. I saw on FB the other day the photos of the veterans and a sea of poppies near (I think) the Tower in London. But it was a SEA of poppies. Never seen anything like it. That WWI was a horrible one and needs to be remembered.
    Thank you for letting me peep over your shoulder.
    Have a good week.
    PS I wrote two posts as otherwise it would be too long, but I did it the wrong way round. Now #26 takes you to the extra one.... oh never mind....

  9. Those socks look so comfortable , I wish I could knit socks but its too complicated for me
    Bridget #48

  10. Hi Chrysalis, those socks look really cosy and I love the colour. IKnitting socks with four pins must beat two pins .... no seams to sew up, for sure! Your knitted poppies are gorgeous ... I'm sure they will sell well too. I have a giveaway on offer so do check out the sticky post at the top of my blog. Have a great week, Elizabeth x #53

  11. Thanks for calling by at mine earlier.
    That sock wool looks fab.... love the colours. Love the poppies you've made too.
    Annie x #18

  12. Love the socks but the poppies are even better.
    Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

  13. Chris those socks look gorgeous, so soft and cuddly, and the poppies are brilliant.
    Thanks for visiitng my desk and your lovely comments, but I do feel guilty now for getting everyone's tummies rumbling, sepecially at teh thoguht of marmalade cake which I didn't make in the end, made chocolate instead.
    chris #20

  14. Gorgeous socks...may I have some purpley coloured ones please? No? Ok then! I thought I would try.
    Your poppies look gorgeous too.

  15. Hi Chris,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and saying hello, I really love your poppy brooches what a great idea especially as it honors the fallen war heroes of yesterday.
    Love the colour combination on those socks your creating so pretty....
    Have a great week.


  16. Such pretty brooches you have made and I know for a fact my DH is not threatened by my DYI skills as he says it's entertainment for him and he gets a good laugh but he's glad I did it by myself. hugs Nikki 8

  17. The soft colors of your sock project and the bright red of the poppies are perfect colors!
    Happy WOYWW! Thank you for dropping by!
    peggy aplSEEDS@3

  18. Those socks look lovely and snugly to wear for the cold days we are having now!
    Jackie 10

  19. Those socks will be cozy.

    Love the poppies.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sue #35

  20. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog, Chris! I'm hopeless with knitting needles (or any kind of needles for that matter!) so I'm in awe of people who can do this! Have a crafty weekend! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle PS. I'm not sure if it was you last week, but a Chris left a comment on my blog and I couldn't return the visit because they forgot to give me their number and I couldn't find them! If it was you, I'm so sorry!

  21. Excellent socks, love the colour but I wouldn't want to be seeming them at all! The poppies are so pretty and I love your local park. You should join Ravelry is you haven't already, more free sock patterns than you can shake a stick at!

    Brenda 51

  22. I love the yarn you are using for the socks, Chris. It looks so pretty, and also nice and soft! Also your gorgeous poppies - what a great idea. So nice to have poppies that last longer than the paper ones. Your local park looks so lovely, and what a great memorial.

    I shall be wearing my felt poppies of Remembrance Day! I have now attached them to a hair clip and put some pretty gold beads in their centres. Photos to follow very soon!

    Thanks for your visit and your nice comment. I agree it's great when we can share info! I'll be blogging about the Ampulla stuff when it arrives (hopefully very soon).

    Happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #37

  23. Socks are a super colour!! Lovely poppies- I made some earlier in year and sent off with some more that ladies in my Knitting Group had made. They were to be made into wreaths for the commemorations. Thanks for visiting. Anne x

  24. Super socks, what a great gift that will be--the yarn looks wonderful. Your poppies are a sweet remembrance, those are sure to sell well!

    Thank you for stopping by this woyww, Chris!
    #71 this week with
    sewing & painting & Alice

  25. Thanks for visiting today and for your kind comments Chris. Love those socks! they look so snuggly. Poppies --- Uh-oh --- I need to get busy on that too. Time flies faster and faster. What a gorgeous photo of the park ---- makes me want to go there NOW, especially to get out of this rain! Have a productive crafting week. :)

  26. Thanks for the visit already. I am late to visit as I had a self inflicted deadline to achieve...Your knitting is fabulous. A friend was knitting socks on a continuous needle thing. Not being a knitter, I was intrigued! I don't do sewing either and the idea of first knitting something and then having to sew it up does my head in! #19

  27. Nice handiwork on show today! Your daughter's socks look lovely and soft and the poppies so bright and cheerful. Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting. ~ Laura #63

  28. Hi Chris! No idea what you mean about the sock knitting (pretty colour though) but the poppies are a knock out, I'm sure they will go like hot cakes. Thanks for the visit, sorry I'm so late getting round, Cindy x

  29. I have received such an education this week, thanks to you and all my new friends across the pond. My mother use to sell Poppies for the American Legion every year but never really knew the significance behind them. I love yours and the socks look warm and cozy. Creative Blessings! Kelly #56

  30. Love the color of the socks. Knitting terms are way over my head but love seeing what others do! The park is beautiful! Thanks for popping by and happy belated WOYWW!
    Carol N #61

  31. Hi and thanks for the visit. Love the soft cuzzy socks. The poppies are fab and will go like crazy!

  32. Beautiful socks! I love soft fuzzy cuddly socks. I can't help but remember the poem Flanders Fields when I see poppy's. Sad. I know the poppy's will be popular! Thanks for visiting my desk this week. Unfortunately I am a little slow getting around! Vickie #76

  33. Another really busy person this week. The colour of those socks is great - but "dpns"?? Not sure I know what that is...
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #6

  34. Hi Chris, like the socks, but the poppies are FAB! Love them
    Thanks for your lovely comments, the album was definitely a labour of love
    Debs 22

  35. I do like your socks, your daughter will love them I can't get on with 4 needles and so those that can I am impressed.

  36. Thank you for your visit to my desk. Those socks look so lovely and warm and your poppy brooches are really lovely, hope you raise lots of money. I have taken to each year buying a brooch from the British Legion as I always lose the paper poppies, this year I have treated myself to one of the really sparkly ones to go on evening wear.