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Socks socks SOCKS!

Aren’t socks wonderful things to knit? I am totally loving them at the moment. Well, that and I’m also working on a cowl for my mum’s birthday (I may be slightly ahead of myself here, it’s not until July!)

Currently I have two pairs of socks on the go, one for me, and another pair for a housemate, who spins. He gave me the yarn before Christmas! I may have gotten slightly side-tracked by Christmas and my top, and, and… well, anyway. The first sock is now finished, and wowsa it’s big!

JamessocksBig sock indeed! It’s using the Hermione’s every day sock pattern, available on ravelry, and has 72 stitches in total! I’m looking forward to starting the second one, but got slightly sidetracked by a wonderful ball of Wendy Happy lying about, which has already become this…poshsocks1It’s actually got a bit of a ribbing pattern on the top (k3 p1), but that is hiding in the sock. When I’ve turned the heel I’ll show another picture of my wearing it for you. I’m totally loving this yarn- it’s a 75/25 mix of bamboo and nylon, which it really smooth and wonderful to knit with. Just to see the difference in sizing, I’ve got a photo of this sock on top of the giant sock I made James:

sockcomparisonAnd I only have 2 more inches or thereabout before I start the heel! Massively smaller, and therefore quicker (mostly, I am using smaller needles too). I’m sure that if these socks are as smooshy to wear as they are to knit, I will be wanting lots of Wendy Happy yarn in the future for my socks, it’s divine!

And here’s a photo of my mum’s cowl:

cowlIt’s difficult to tell from this photo, but the yarn has a thread of sparkle running through. It’s an absolute dream to knit with, this yarn, too. It’s King Cole Glitz, and by smooshing it you really couldn’t tell that it’s 97% acrylic! It feels only slightly rougher than the bamboo I’m making the socks from!

Wow, I’ve been busy knitting! The only downside to which is that I haven’t done any cross stitch. But hey ho, I craft because I want to, so it’s all good. After all, who can be sad with hand-knit socks? Have you knit any socks recently?



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