I will leave the stories of our time in Scotland for another day, instead I'll treat you to the progress with my holiday projects.
Honeybee socks in all their glory.
I cast off number two last night, but can't imagine I'm going to get a chance to photograph the pair any time soon, so you'll just have to imagine the mate.
Pattern: Honeybee Socks (Ravelry Link) by Stephanie van der Linden
Yarn: MmmmmmMalabrigo Sock in Velvet Grapes from Socktopus
Needles: 2.5mm circular and dpns
Started: 11th October 2008
Finished: 27th october 2008
Comments: Made for the October Sock Knitters Anonymous challenge.
I ended up frogging my first attempt as the yarn was pooling and the sock was going to be far too big. I ended up removing 4 purl stitches from each side of the foot to make the sock fit. I only patterned the front of the sock. I fudged the cuff due to the difference in stitch count - I didn't increase or decrease nearly as much as the pattern states. Oh, and I left the bobbles off the cast off edge; but did include them down the side and I'm glad I did because they are fun.
I love the bee's and marvelled at how easy they were once I tried - knitting whilst reading the pattern rather than just reading the pattern made a lot of sense. The yarn is absolutely gorgeous and I WANT MORE, especially in semi-solid colours. I hope my Sosesaswa likes them- that is if I can part with them.
Apart from some sock knitting I decided to take my Kureyon Hexagon blanket with me on my hols. I haven't touched this for ages and ages. In fact I started it in March 2006 when I had first learnt to crochet. This is what it looked like before I went away:
And this is how it looks now:
58 hexagons. It covers my knees and legs whilst sitting on the sofa and I have about 5 or 6 skeins of Noro left, so can make another 20 or so hexagons and edge the blanket.
I had previously crocheted the hexagons together making the seam on top of the blanket, I decided I didn't like this and undid all of the previous hexagons and started again. A little drastic, but I do love the way it looks now - even if sewing isn't my most favourite thing to do. It is my goal to finish this before Christmas.
Finally, I did buy some yarn....
More on that little trip and others soon I promise!