I bought the yarn and a set of bamboo DPNs from a shop in Oxford sometime last year and what with one craft project and another (you know how it is), along with a dose of sock knitting anxiety, the yarn sat there looking at me reproachfully for the next 12 months.
I finally finished E's Dorset Blankie and rather than immediately starting another project to use up the leftover yarn, I decided to dust off my DPNs and give some socks a whirl.
Well, let me tell you that I am thrilled skinny to have finished them. They are by no means perfect but, for my first pair, they're not too shabby.
The pattern I followed was a free one that came with the yarn, along with a sock making book and a few internet sites to show me photos when I needed to visualize something a little better.
Anyway, enough of the wittering, here they are:
I found sock yarn to be quite brilliant: the way you just knit away and these amazing stripes appear as if by magic.The yarn was a 'British Birds yarn' and this particular one was 'Pheasant'. Here's Fergus posing in the garden, showing off his colours. What do you think? Does it look similar?
I hope so, because the next ones up (I've got the sock bug now!) are 'Blue Tit' socks!
The view from the kitchen window - believe it or not, it was actually snowing at the time but it doesn't really show up; it just looks like any other rainy day in the UK, but the ducks and I got excited anyway:
The start of my Folk Art wall hanging:
That's all for this week. Can I wish all the mummies out there a very happy Mothers' Day - I still don't know if that's Mother's singular or Mothers' collective, but have a happy one anyway!
Toodle Pip for now. x