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sOctober continues

After I finished Leon's socks I thought I should knit more socks, since it is sOctober. I decided to make myself a pair of cabled knee highs. I'm all about the cables at the moment. 

This is Kilvarock, another great Knitty pattern. I'm about to start the second one and I am rather dreading doing the top bit. It's a brilliant construction and stays up really well, but for some reason the first top was very, very slow.  I've tried cabling without a cable needle, but that didn't really work well for me at all.


And in (almost) sock related news I made the the Namaimo socks from the April Cookie A sock club package. That makes April the one month where I have made both the pairs of socks and both the recipes. Initially I was put off by the number of steps, but they turned out to be quite straight forward and delicious.
 
 I did manage to leave out the cream, because the instructions said "cream butter, cream vanilla custard powder, and powdered sugar". So I creamed the butter and then creamed the custard pwder with it. At the time I wondered how the custard powder had become "vanilla" custard powder.  Anyway, they are tasty. sort of like Hedgehog so it's all good. Also, did you know you can buy biscuit crumbs, already crumbed in a box?

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  1. When I tried to make these they came out so very very badly they were actually inedible. I have no idea what I did wrong!

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  2. Odd, because all the ingedients are delicious.

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