Thursday, 24 September 2009

A failure

A socks plan!

A new sock design has been brewing in my head for a little while, I know what I want to do, but have yet to manage to translate that to paper. I've been knitting them on the tram reccently, I tried them on and the colourwork section won't even go over my instep. Something of a failure then! I'm off to have a rethink....

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Happy Birthday

The last photo didn't contain any scale, but I think was pretty obvious that the socks in question were bloke socks! They're now finished, washed and gifted to my Dad who's 53 today. I went home for a flying visit to deliver teh spinning wheel I bought off Ravelry for my Mum's birthday, to get my roast dinner medicine, and to help Mum and Dad box up the loft as they're moving house!
Sunday Swing socks

On Saturday I also had a wonderful surprise my secret pal parcel had arrived from japan! Even more exciting than the lovely yarn was the extra knitting goodies inside! Only in Japan would you get safety pins with fishes heads as the catches!
Silk Gima, secret pal swap
Some silk gimu yarn
Noro Silk Flower, secret pal swap
Some Noro silk Flower
Secret Pal parcel from japan
And my favourite bit!