Saturday, November 18, 2006

Birthday Socks (Post 100!)

Hello, welcome to my 100th blog post.
Here are the latest 30th Birthday Socks. A present for Rachel, who is 30 today. Pattern : Posh Yarns called "Slip Up Socks"
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in "Purple Club"
Started: 27th October
Finished: 14th November
The pattern is great and really easy to memorise. It looks great on, but a bit rubbish when you are knitting it as the ribbing pulls it in lots. I love the feel of the Lorna's Laces, Tony had his LL socks on the other day and they are so so soft after a couple of washes. I must make myself some soon! These were another triumph in the commuter knitting stakes, knitted completely on the bus and train between Wolverhampton and Birmingham.

In order to celebrate my 100th post and the fact it is exactly 6 months until MY 30th birthday I think I should run my own little competition...
Leave me a comment to tell me kind of socks I should make MYSELF for my 30th birthday out of the Lorna's Laces in Watercolour I bought from Get Knitted at the NEC (second from left). It can be something I have made before or something new. I just want the best possible pattern for the yarn.
Prize will be in keeping with the theme - some Lorna's Laces or Posh Yarns Lucia sock yarn in a colour of your choice! I will let Tony pick the one he likes best at 8pm GMT on Thursday 23rd November. GOOD LUCK!
I will leave you all thinking whilst I go and wrap presents and make chocolate cake and prepare for our medieval banquet at Coombe Abbey this evening.


Stacey said...

Wow, 100 posts - congratulations! :)

scarletprincess said...

Well personally I think Jaywalkers (Magknits sep issue) are great. I know a lot of people have made them including myself but I love the pattern and they look fab in sock yarn with mixed colouring!

Barb said...

all your socks look great :) I started making a pattern called Blueberry Waffle from knitting pattern central, very easy and looks really pretty too :)

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I know nothing about socks but if they're for you that should be purple and stripey but I also think they should have stripes of tiny cup cakes. Possibly tricky but they'd be a real talking point! Congratulations on your 100th post, a labour of knitted love!