Socks done, socks begun (almost)
Posted May 25, 2010on:
Two posts in two days? What gives?
Well, I actually have some knitting to show!
Dad is still in hospital, and probably will be for a couple more days, so I’m having to move in with Mam as my brother has to go back to work. This means I’m off today to get the house sorted & pack a few bits before I go. If I’m totally honest, it’s also to have a bit of peace & quiet before I go so I can be that bit more patient with Mam & do my best for her.
So I’m up since 7am & I got cracking on Dads socks.
Pattern: Sailors Ribbing Socks (Ravlink) by Charlene Schurch from More Sensational Knitted Socks
Yarn: Sirdar Town & Country Yarn (discontinued) about a ball and a quarter
Needles: 2.5mm KnitPicks Harmony dpns.
I cast on for these on April 26 and finished today, May 25th. They took a lot longer than I had planned but under the circumstances I think they went ok.
These socks are full of love. All the while I was knitting these I was in waiting rooms or visiting Dad on the ward, and hoping & praying for a safe recovery.
Although he’s not home just yet, I think these will make a lovely welcome home present for him and will hopefully cheer him up a bit.
So, with those socks finished, I had to cast on for a new project.
I asked on Twitter about what I should do, knit some baby clothes for my expectant friend, or a pair of socks for me?
TeaAndCakes said I deserved a new pair of socks for me, so I agreed, I deserved a treat 🙂
This is a project worthy of Wollmeise I said to myself. So I busted out my bag of Wollmeise (3 skeins worth, go me) and decided on this one:
Pfefferminz Prinz 80/20 twin in Medium shade.
Isn’t it just delicious?
I thought it looked kind of aquatic, so I decided on this pattern: Pomatomus
I stuck it on the swift:
And wound it into a ball.
And now I’m not so sure about the pattern. I think the colours look like a peacock now it’s been wound. This photo really and truly doesn’t do the colours any justice, they are so vibrant and jewel toned. This yarn is truly amazing.