Sunday, June 25, 2006

Yet more socks!


Finally, I have completed number 1 of Bryony's Fair Isle Free Argyle Socks
I am rubbish at taking pictures of my own feet... above are the best selection. As you can see, there are a couple of blatant mistakes in my interpretation of the chart (not in the chart itself... which is fab, just in my ability to count/pay attention to what I am doing when watching the TV it seems). As with all of my knitted items, they wouldn't be mine if it weren't for a few mistakes.
Anyway, all of the concentration on the chart was worth it as it is best fitted sock I have made so far.Knitting on 2mm needles makes it feel really "sturdy" for want of a better word. Now all I have to do is make the other one. Hmmmm.

Also this week, a little more stash enhancement. When Dee over at Posh Yarns announced a sale I was in there straight away. Here we have (top) 100g of Camilla, lace weight pure cashmere yarn, in the shade Crocus (which is a little faulty because it has pin streaks through it but I think it makes it more beautiful) and (bottom) Lucia, sock weight cashmere/merino yarn, in the shade Feather. I think the sock yarn is destined to be another pair of Jaywalkers for a friends birthday in August and I am thinking about making something for my one skein pal from the cashmere, but I'm not convinced it is her colour as yet. BTW, excellent service from Dee, I ordered another skein of sock yarn which had sold just before I clicked "pay" she refunded the money straight away and the yarn arrived the next day and was beautifully packed in the gorgeous tissue paper below, love the colour.

5 comments:

Bryony said...

YAY! :D It looks fab, and I don't know where your mistakes are, so they can't be that bad ;)

That yarn is gorgeous too - maybe the yarn diet will have to end soon...

Maggie said...

Love the Lucia - Feather yarn. I look forward to seeing the Jaywalkers.

Poshyarns said...

Oooh, I am coveting, seriously coveting. The colours of those yarns are gorgeous. Lucky friend to get a pair of socks, such a lovely luxurious gift.

Cledry said...

Nice sockies - must get some on the needles meself. Sorry I haven't posted a message for a while - been hectic.
I've been popping in every now and then - the baby blanket was splendid - well done :)

Bronte said...

That's some splendid yarn you have there! Might have to treat myself to some posh yarn too...

Spooky about the notebook! I hope you weren't wandering around stationery shops just for my benefit! ;-)