Finally Ta – Dah! !!

My first socks are done! !! Yay!  So happy!! Casted on in Berlin and frogged and restarted many times since I bought  the yarn from the Galerie Kaufhof in the Alexanderplatz.. and finally finished in may! Who thought we would still be wearing wool socks in may..

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I casted on 24 stitches using a figure of 8 cast on and increased up the toe to 62 stitches.. I don’t like my socks too tight. With a short row heel and back up to 62 stitches up the leg.. this is now my sock pattern and I  know it off by heart.

The yarn is regia south sea island in 4 ply. . I can see lots of pairs of socks in the future.. Operation sock drawer has definitely started.

And yes it’s true what they say. . Socks are addictive!

GirlinKnits

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Paris: August 2015

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This summer I will be travelling to Paris for the first time! I’m already planning and researching where and what I’m going to do whilst I’m in the city. I am flying out in the Thursday and back home on the Monday.

I am staying in the tenth arrondissement, Canal St Martin at the Generator Hostel.

I am very excited about it and can’t wait til August.!!

GirlinKnits

Travel 101- its a big wide world out there..

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Its a big wide world out there to explore, go find out about yourself, do the things you love to do and lets face it doesn’t everyone love to feel the warm sun on their face..? Do you daydream at your desk in work, office or school of those balmy summer days.

Well my friend you have a touch of the wanderlust. Wonderful isn’t it? Cities, Beaches, mountains and endless oceans there is a world to be explored. But what if you wanted to do it on your own.. This isn’t as daunting as you would think as through this mini series I will be sharing my experiences with you.

I have travelled to 16 countries on my own and love it. Exploring the world with my backpack, passport and of course a bit of wool crafts. All of this makes a very happy Girlinknits.  I have had to put Rome on the backburner for now.. again. And decided on Paris..  it will be my first time to experience the sights and sounds of Paris and i’m very excited.

I will be staying at the new generator hostel in Paris and what a base camp she is! Opened in early 2015, the Paris generator is the latest the line of design led hostel from Generator. As you will know from reading this blog I have stayed with 3 times previously and I love them and highly recommend them as a home away from home.

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I hope that during this series I will inform you but more importantly inspire you to experience the world around you.  Maybe not on our own like me but who knows the world is your oyster!

(please note I have not been paid for my opinions during this mini series)

Follow the wanderlust- Travel 101

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I am very fortunate to have travelled as much as I have. 16 countries in all and I love to travel on my own. My series from Copenhagen last summer was a typical trip for me.

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I have so far been to Berlin this year and hope to get out to either Barcelona or Rome. I have my heart set on Rome for the opening of the new generator hostel.

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During this mini series I hope to give you some of my tips for staying in hostels, for venturing out on your own for the first time. Packing tips and recommendations. But I would love to hear from you too!  Any recommendations you have would be great.. I hope to post on a Monday for the next 4 weeks.

Do you have a plans or trips planned this summer?

GirlinKnits