Frugal February

I blinked, and a new year began. Now it’s February and my poor little blog is looking a bit neglected.

A quick recap then:

    1. January was Dry January. My parents were here for Christmas and New Year’s, and left on the third, so Dry January did not start until then for me. I managed to keep it up until Burns Night, when I allowed myself a medicinal hot toddy, but apart from that stayed dry the whole month.
    2. I decided February’s challenge would be Frugal February. I’m rediscovering student food. I took a trip to the new Unpackaged to stock up on lentils and beans, and I’ve been eating a lot of root vegetables and saving a lot of money. I’ve also been a complete social hermit, which can be blamed on point
    3. I am currently working four jobs. Yes, four. I’m quite excited about the fourth. After my dissertation finished I revived my knitting pattern business and released two patterns, one of which I’ve been sitting on for over two years.

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Loophole is a chunky, reversible hat that can be worn slouchy or with the brim folded up, beanie-style. The shaping is worked without any decreases – instead clever folding and grafting forms the “loophole” which looks the same whichever side it is turned to.

Click here to buy now.

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The Snow Day Socks, named after recent weather patterns, are a snuggly pair of slouchy socks. They are knitted toe-up and with short-row heels, so they are excellent for practising these techniques. They work up quickly in one of my favourite yarns, a 50/50 blend of alpaca and wool.

You can buy the Snow Day Socks pattern here: buy now

The creative juices are flowing so hopefully it won’t be so long before my next pattern release. And I promise I won’t leave it so long before posting here again.

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