I”ve been out of sorts – understandably, but I’m back today with some piccies of a few ‘little’ things I’ve done lately, and a short train story for you at the end ! Thanks everyone for all your lovely messages – I’ve really appreciated your concern and your support!
Socks…I’m addicted (as everyone said I would be) AND I’m about to embark on the toe-up adventure…stay tuned for the outcome of that!
These are three pairs I’ve completed lately, the red ones are the same as the first ever socks, knitted from sensational bright red – 4 ply Shepherd machine-washable baby merino! Gorgeously soft and the stitch pattern is really great in the plain colour.
From Getting Started Knitting Socks
The ‘odd socks” are made from Grignaso Strong Print – and the recipient asked for odd socks so I didn’t worry at all about stripe matching!
The white socks are made from the Mockery Socks Pattern from Wired for Fibre and again knitted from Patons Dreamtime in 4 ply. Lovely squishy and soft socks for The Little Princess.
I also love this particular beanie. I can knit one in a day on the way to and from work – the pattern is VERY simple but the outcome is lovely! I’ve knitted many of these but have pictures of three of them for you to see 😉
The green one I can’t recall what I knitted it from, the other two are made from Cleckheaton Kaleidoscope and as the hat is knitted sideways – the colour variations really stripe up nicely! I love these! To make them smaller or bigger I just change the needle size and the thickness of the yarn…..I always cast on the same amount of stitches 😉 Simple!
I’ve also just finished knitting a hat that is to be felted – pictures of that soon! I hope it works out OK!
And just so you know I’m back to “normal”…a train story for you!
Yesterday on my way home from work – I failed to score the PKP, however I did manage a seat that allowed me to knit “almost freely” so I pulled out my sock and started to knit.
At the next station, a gentleman sat in the seat opposite to me ( let’s call him Darth Vader – man he breathed/snuffled the loudest I’ve ever heard!) but annoying as that was, that really wasn’t the issue. More accurately, I could have called him Mr-Extremely-Smelly- Feet! As soon as he sat down, he decided that for HIS COMFORT (and obviously no one else’s) he would slip his shoes off under his seat and settle back for a nice relaxing trip home – ALL THE WAY TO MY STATION AT THE END OF THE LINE!!!!