Socks and scarves today.
I did have plans of blogging this post yesterday. Bit of housework I thought, take Cleo to the vets for a check up following last weeks health scare (infected anal glands – trust me it’s not a pleasant condition and the procedure to fix the problem is even less so) then on to hanging out washing, and then blogging. Hah – should have known that my plans wouldn’t work out. Got the washing out – at lunchtime – so of course it wasn’t dry. Took Cleo to the vets – she got the all clear thank goodness then off to work with Ashley pulling wires through a motel roof to hook up the 18 new hot water services they are in the process of installing. I didn’t get to knock off work until 3.15 pm and that was only cause I had to pick up kids from school.
Now forgive the leg of the model that is wearing this sock but I just had to show you my first sock.
I am soooooo proud of myself. Remember I have never, ever, ever knitted socks before – yet it worked. How good is that?
Just have to show you a side view.
Again forgive the models leg. It’s incredibly hard to photograph socks on myself I have discovered.
Progress is happening with Sock Number 2…..
I’m pleased to report that since this photo was taken I have now finished the heel and am working on the foot heading towards the toes. It’s so exciting seeing this wool transform before my eyes and from my needles.
Can I just say with all the clothes and even the few jumpers I have knitted I have never known such satisfaction from making something as I do with these socks. As a consequence I have bought more sock wool from here – Simply Socks Yarn Company. No affills and all that but they do have the most delicious range of sock yarns. If the Aussie/American dollar was better I would be tempted to buy even more as there were lots there to tempt me.
The pattern I’m using for these socks is here at Knitting-Socks.com. I looked at heaps of tutorials and this one I have found to be the best. Each part of the sock is a seperate step ie Casting on, The Cuff, The leg etc and is clearly explained and has loads of photos which show a novice like me just how to knit a sock easily.
Now the other part of the “S” post.
While I was sick I worked very hard on some scarves.
Remember the Keuropatra Snake Scarf?
Last time I photographed it I was up to here and I don’t mind admitting I began to wonder if it really was going to work the way I thought it would and the pattern said it would.
This is an incredibly easy pattern to knit – depsite it’s appearance. Ohh and the colours in this photo are more like the true colours – not sure what happened in that first photo. You can find the pattern here at String or Nothing and trust me it is easy.
I also worked on the Easy Drop Stitch Scarf in Bamboo. Lovely and soft but the bamboo was a real pain to knit with but the results are worth it.
The colour should show up as more a mint green – not this bluey green. The pattern was fairly easy but I must have been really sick as I pulled out heaps mainly cause I stuffed up. The pattern is a freebie and you can find it here at Frazzeled Knits. It wasn’t the pattern that was hard might I add – but the bamboo that I used – very fine and slippery but worth it. Each ball was only $1.99 Australian and it took less than 1 and a half balls to knit the length I wanted which is long enough to wrap around my neck or to tie loosely in a knot. For those who like actual measurements it is 133 cm long.