A quiet night in

A glass of wine and partly-knitted sock in shades of red, green and brown sit on a wooden coffee table. In the background is an open fire.

Sometimes, you just need a quiet night in with your knitting, don’t you?

This is a Basic 4ply Sock that I started in Autumn Leaves yarn back in the summer and then decided to use as a test sock for the KnitPro Mindful Collection needles that I reviewed last month.  I’ve got other things to be working on (I need to get on with not so small daughter’s second Japanese sock) but I always have a basic sock on the go because sometimes, just need to knit without really thinking about it.  I could have brought the Emergency Sock in from the car and I might have to do that or it will never get finished, but easy rounds of Autumn Leaves were the order of the day today.

How’s your week been?  We’ve had more rain here, and high winds too but yesterday we had the brightest blue sky, although it was much colder.  All the autumn weather again this week (minus the fog which I’m quite happy about)!  I’m glad to light the fire and close the curtains to shut it all out tonight, wrapped up in blankets on the sofa and watching re-runs of Frasier.

On the subject of re-runs, you can catch up with all of the Blogtober posts from this year and last year here if you missed any and you’ve got time for a bit of reading over the weekend.  I’ve finally been able to catch up with the posts from this year from other bloggers that I missed and it’s been lovely to have a bit more time to do that.  I do love blogging but I also love reading them too and I can’t read and write at the same time! 🙂

It’s just a short one from me today but I hope you have a lovely weekend, whatever you’re up to, and I’ll catch up with you again next week xx


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24 Responses

  1. Christine Whiting says:

    Lovely autumnal colours, autumnal must be one of my favourite words.x

  2. Lenore says:

    Sounds like the perfect cosy night. Xx ❤️🌺

  3. Jenny says:

    Lovely evening, enjoy the peace sounds perfect 💜

  4. Carolyn says:

    Braver than me. I have found from experience that alcohol and knitting do not work for me haha

  5. Charlotte says:

    Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Wendy Hollow says:

    Lovely as usual.
    I have started the branch line socks for the bigfoot SIL have not been able to find it on Rav to get info from other knitters about fit. I looked under you and yarnstravaganza. Can you help me? Ta Wendy Hollow Oz.

  7. Deirdre Grehan says:

    I love reading your blog and so enjoyed blog October. learned to knit socks from your book since first lockdown still building confidence to knit as gifts. wear basic socks every day.

    • winwickmum says:

      That’s lovely to hear, I’m so glad that you’ve found sock knitting (or it has found you) – I think it’s an amazing thing to have in your life! I am sure your socks are fabulous and you’ll soon feel comfortable about gifting them 🙂 xx

  8. Simon says:

    We’ve had huge bursts of rain over several days, but yesterday (Friday) was actually quite quiet and even sunny in the morning! Shame it’s getting colder though, thankfully there’s more than one blanket here too!

    • winwickmum says:

      I can imagine that you have a few blankets to choose from in your house! There’s definitely something about snuggling under them, even if the house is nice and warm! 🙂 xx

  9. Melynda says:

    Sounds like a perfect evening. It’s windy and raining here (Oregon) and we lost power a couple of times. A good day to stay inside and finish my husband’s socks.

    • winwickmum says:

      That definitely sounds like the right sort of day to stay inside! I hope you managed without power – I think it may be something we’re all going to experience a few times this coming winter! xx

  10. Gillian Edwards says:

    That’s just my kind of evening xxx

  11. Beverly Vinson says:

    I love rewatching Frasier and it’s a good one to knit and listen to because it’s so funny that you don’t have to be really looking at it.

    • winwickmum says:

      I had forgotten just how funny it is! The writing and comic timing is superb, it’s really making me laugh and because we haven’t watched it for such a long time, it feels like something new 🙂 xx

  12. I totally get the having something simple on the go at the same time. Though for me the difficult project is the basic socks – such small needles and the easy go-to for when I am just tired is something like icelandic jumpers. They tend to have a plain stocking stitch body ( in the round) which just goes on and on forever but if you do in between something more difficult then you get them done so quick and do not get bored. Before I did this I just kept sticking them in the loft half knitted ( for years). Now I do finish them. Usually they are on 5.5-7mm needles too so easy when you are tired. Then the only bit of the jumper I have to actually pay attention to is the yoke and sleeve tops where you have to follow a chart and yes you need to concentrate there and wine really gets in the way then!
    Where we live (in the UK) we get power cuts every winter so its nothing new to us but its a pain. I keep blankets, camping gas stove and wood ( for stove) and candles in all the time to deal with it. This year does look to get worse though.

    • winwickmum says:

      It sounds like you’ve got your projects all sorted in just the way you need them to work for you! I hope you don’t have too many power cuts this winter – we used to get them regularly too until the electricity wires were upgraded but fingers crossed it’s mostly media talk and it won’t be that bad! xx

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