They were great fun to knit and as always, Christine’s instructions are so clear and easy to follow.
Next up was another pair for Mum, using “Ann’s Go-To Socks” from the “sockupied” book and Nettle 4ply sock yarn in Raspberry from Say! Little Hen I ended up playing yarn chicken doing the toes as I’d made the leg length a little longer – and lost – but luckily I had a bit left over from a previous pair (for myself) to save the day!
and Mum loves them
as soon as they were finished, I was eager to start another pair – the weather was still cool and rainy so perfect knitting weather! While looking for something else in the “other craft section” of the cupboard I saw this contraption and realised what it was! This belonged to my mother-in-law who was an avid spinner and knitter (I have her spinning wheel – purely for decorative purposes as spinning wheels and I do not mix well!). It’s been sitting in the cupboard for nigh on 30 years, just waiting, patiently, for me to realise it was there……
after a trawl of YouTube (and working out that the metal bit could swing out to the side (Duh!!) I got started on winding my hank, and here it is, all wound and ready to go! And fun to do into the bargain!
This beautiful yarn from half-baked, hand-dyed knitted up so well into yet another pair of “Muscadine Socks” (again from “sockupied”). I do love this pattern and working toe up really is fun.
then, after seeing a friend’s copy, I just had to have this book “52 Weeks of Socks“. It only took a couple of days to delivery and when it arrived I finished the cuff on the second “Muscadine” lickety split, and immediately dived into the sock yarn stash and found a Moda Vera ball (couldn’t take the time to wind up another hank!!) and started on the first pair in the book, “Intersections”…….
and loving it! Not sure that I’ll knit every pair in the book, but the majority of them are sooooo tempting. Plenty to keep me knitting for a wee while! Anything on your needles?