Sock Drawer Goals

Sock Drawer Goals

A little round up of my sock drawer goals for my handmade sock collection. Because. Well, socks. 

Because. Well, socks! #KnitMoreSock #SockKnitter Click To Tweet

Pre-me knitting socks i’ve always been a sock addict. I love buying quirky patterned socks from Primark or TopShop. If I haven’t brought you socks then obvs you are not part of my day one crew. Sock gifting is how I show my love. Socks cheer me up. Socks are bae. 

Socks, Socks, Socks!

I want socks for every occasion. Seriously. Birthday socks. Christmas Eve socks. Church Socks. Christmas socks. Boxing Day socks. New Year socks.  And for every use.  Reading socks. Straight out the bath socks. Sleep socks. Slipper socks. Boot socks. Dog walking socks. Socks, socks, socks!

Sock Envy

LOOK. Sock porn at it’s best. 

Susan B. Anderson
My newest blog post is live!! Its about one of my favorite topics, socks!!! Link in my bio 😄
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Operation Sock Drawer. Id like to have 12 pairs of handknit socks by the end of the year.
Thru My Eyes 1
Ravelry: Ashiepoo22's Operation Sock Drawer 18 pairs in 2014
Revelry user : Ashie Poo 22
Glorious drawer of hand knit socks - Maybe I need to start storing mine this way...after I wash them!
Revelry user : Snippets and Stash

Sock envy right?

More sock porn can be found on my Pinterest board. Yahhh welcome. 

Above all my sock goals is the want to have stacks and stacks of socks like these to choose from each morning. I am equal parts envious and inspired by #OperationSockDrawer posts on Instagram. I want to take part! So to get stacks means more sock yarn is needed… 

HGDC Sock Box

I have so many sock construction goals too. Fish Kiss Lips Heels. Cuff down TAAT.  Gobstopper balls. Self striping yarns. Afterthought heels. Sock receipes. Sparkle bases. Colour work. Knee highs. And don’t even get me started on the accessories. Immerse me!

This all got me to thinking. Imagine one little box which provides monthly forays into the wide world of socks. To new yarn, new dyers, magical colour ways, and gives tiny pushes to improve sock skills all thrown in with complimentary goodies (- stitch markers and soap and sock blockers!) all in one easy accessible and affordable place The HGDC Sock Box was born. 

I first blogged about the HGDC Sock Box launch here. 

Each month I hope to explore the sock world just that little bit more through my boxes. So much potential. This month’s theme is MERMAIDS. 

HGDC Sock Box
Image credit : Pinterest

I hope you will join me on this journey. 

This months box RRPs at £35.59 + postage (on each individual item totalling £13.25) which means you make big savings to spend on a new Ravelry pattern, or to put towards next months box or just simply more sock for your buck. But hello, some items are exclusive to HGDC Sock Box anyways. Even better, the more boxes purchased the bigger the discounts for everyone and the more I can cram into them. BONUS.

October’s box has 120g of exclusive mermaid inspired hand dyed yarn, thats a full 100g skein and a mini skein too, a mermaid stitch marker, the club exclusive marker (HGDC Tribe) plus mermaid themed goodies all gift. Thats 6+ yarn related goodies wrapped and delivered to you in a little parcel stuffed full of surprise.

You can purchase your own box here

Anybody else have sock drawer goals? Let me know in the comments below. 

Heather xxx

**Disclaimer: HGDC Sock Box is not affiliated with Disney’s Little Mermaid 

#HGDesignsCrochet Sock Box Launch 

HGDesignsCrochet Sock Box 

I am now the proud curator of the #HGDCSockBox

The monthly box will contain all you need to knit or crochet a pair is socks packed with themed goodies galore.

My box aims to bring together collaberations amongst the British yarn community. From the newbies to the well established. I hope to bring to you hidden gems and new yarn experience.

Box Content

This month’s theme is MERMAID.

Hannah from @heyjayyarns is the indie dyer contributing 120g (one 100g skein and a 20g complimentary mini) of luxury hand dyed sock yarn in an exclusive mermaid colour way. It is so swoon worthy.

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/555678561/hgdc-sock-box
HGDC Sock Box Mermaid Yarn by @HeyJayYarns

There is a beautifully intricate mermaid stitch marker included by a wonderfully talented maker.

There is also the exclusive HGDC Sock Box Club stitch marker which will not be for sale anywhere else.

If that isn’t enough there are also bonus secret mermaid themed goodies included in the boxes.

And just to top it all of, there are discount codes included by some of the overly generous box contributors for their amazing products.

All items included in the box are 100% UK sourced.

I HAVE DONE IT.

Thank you to all those who have shown their support so far. I have had so many words of encouragement and so much interest in this launch. I hope it continues as I have so many amazing themes and link ups in store for you all.

Buy the HGD Sock Box on Etsy

Please follow the link to my brand new Etsy shop where all the details are listed.
I also talk about the boxes in episode one of my podcast/vlog.

Listings will finish week mid September and shipping will take place week beginning October 2nd 2017.

Any questions I am contactable through Etsy.

Heather xxx

HGDesignsCrochet – A crochet blog

Hey Tribe, HGDesignsCrochet just levelled up with  a blog.

About HGDesignsCrochet

The ‘HG’ comes from my name.

The ‘Crochet’ was a non-brainer.

The ‘Designs’ is a one day hopeful/semi-reality.

I started my Instagram page in June 2016 as a way to share my crochet adventures with fellow yarn lovers. The type who squeal over new yarn, stroke blankets and use all the emojis when you post a progress picture of the next row because its exciting and it makes my soul happy, and obvs the colour change is must see (LOL). I didn’t even dream of how amazing the Instagram #CrochetCommunity would be. Now I have even more to share and a blog is born.

Heather

Really this post is an expanded about me and HGDesignsCrochet’s upbringing. So. Hi, I’m Heather, 27, living in Leicestershire, UK with Darcy, my lurcher boy.

By day I am a trainee Legal Executive in Private Client (my views here do not represent my employer). I am gym obsessed (#GirlsWhoLift), avid reader, journal keeper, with an addiction to all things craft but CROCHET will always be my number one love.

Crochet is my happy place. A way to be creative.  A way to let my soul be true. A way to keep my mind busy. I crochet when I need to think something through. I crochet to switch off. Creative individuals seem to struggle with more mental nasties then others, something which I have experienced, so through my blog I also want to touch upon that and help anyone I can. Connect. Support. Empower. IG followers know all to well I love a good quote and some inspirational affirmations.

How it all began

My grandmother  taught me how to crochet after I fractured my wrist as ‘physio’. My wrist set wonky but my crochet skills are unprecedented. That was about six years ago. My first ever project was some naff looking granny squares in an awful colour scheme that are hidden a box never to be seen again. Then the crochet bug hit hard. I had to have all the yarn, try all the patterns, all the stitches and have every magazine to start every single project in the world now, now, now.

I have pretty much only ever made crochet blankets. They are my thing. Making something pretty but functional appeals to me. Making something pretty and warm is the one. I love, love, love when the blanket hits that stage where it is big enough to snuggle under whilst you work on it. This is also the stage where I tend to get that itch to start yet another new blanket, which I justify as needing a travel size project. Out of the six or seven crochet blankets I still own, maybe two are finished. They all get used though! Totally negates the unfinished state…

Here is a gallery of sorts of all the blankets I still have the pleasure of owning.

 

2017

Now I tend to use solely DK and I am showing almost championship self discipline skills by using up my stash and scrap yarn. Best believe it. I decided it was time to use up the ridiculously sized stash that was stuffed in every bag, gap, hole, crevice,  in my house to eventually make way for new yarn because I want to be able to buy more yarn guilt free and actually make a pre-planned colour co-ordinating blanket. Imagine that. So stash busting has commenced so far in these two blankets;

HGDC_Distraction

 

HGDC_Scraptastic

My next post will be dedicated to my stash busting scrap yarn blankets.

So for now, thank you for visiting and reading.

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