Welcome to Louise Tilbrook Designs.
Here you will find information on my current patterns as well as those in progress and information on ongoing events and knit-a-longs.
I love to design socks with an emphasis on stylish, unisex textures and fun, easy-to-remember patterns. Many of my designs are offered in both toe-up and cuff down formats - perfect if you would like to try your hand at an alternative type of construction.
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Wednesday, 25 June 2014
The wheel came off
In cycling terms, my Tour came to a grinding halt when my almost finished Kam Chu sock met two very enthusiastic kittens.
Yes, it was entirely my own fault
I had left it lying in plain view of two playful, inquistive balls of
fluff, but still, it didn't stop me being a little less than pleased to
come home and find this:
at painful sock reconstruction were unsuccesful and despite some
marathon knitting I didn't complete the project in time. I can still
continue with the Tour in other stages but to be honest this one rather
knocked the stuffing out of me and although I have attempted the 3rd
Stage - with Roll the Bones - my heart wasn't in it. And my tension was way too tight - I wonder why!
They are lovely socks though and I will definitely return to them at a later date.
For now, I did the only sensible thing and cast on for some plain vanilla socks in delicious, good-enough-to-eat yarn from Desert Vista Dyeworks - the latest offering from the Golden Skein. The colours remind me of blackberry crumble and custard - just as soothing as a vanilla sock when one is in need of comfort.