I'm flying out on holiday on Friday and have an overwhelmingly long to-do list. So, of course the most important thing to be doing is writing blog entries!
The multi-coloured fraternal socks are finished, and I had a happy yarn accident, courtesy of Phileas Yarns (with a 10% discount, it would be rude not to). I went for the yarn/colourways of: Explorer - Reynisfjara, Rambler - Hot Dog in Coney Island and Rambler - Bac Ha. There were at least three others I wanted, but I was being restrained. There will be photos...
|Pattern - Time Traveller Socks by Liz Sedmak|
Yarn - King Cole 50 50 (discontinued)
I did try to make sure that both socks were started at the same point of the colour patterning, but somehow it didn't work as expected. I guess that's part of the fun of knitting; seeing how it all turns out. I also did a garter stitch gusset for a bit of variety.
The toe-up Hermione's are going better than expected. I was going to wait until after holidays to make them, but what the heck.
|The Gender Games by Juno Dawson|
Hermione's Every Day Socks - yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners
The Gender Games by Juno Dawson is the book I borrowed last week - and it seemed the perfect book to start reading over Pride weekend. I don't always like the style of writing, but I agree with the points that she's making - so am sticking with it.
I love them - and I cannot wait to knit another pair (or several) after coming back from holidays. I think I've worked out how to do the waffle pattern on the toes as well.
Yesterday, we went to a barbeque, held at a colleague's house, the other side of London and then some. (Hertfordshire, to be exact). That meant train journeys, which meant knitting time. I decided to take the blue and red socks, on which I'd turned the heel too early. Sock one has been sorted and knitted up to the point that I can do the gusset increase - but hadn't quite steeled myself up to sort out sock two - until yesterday. On the down side, it's fiddly sorting out mistakes on socks. On the plus side, I could get rid of this:
|Remember - mistakes remind you that it's hand knit by a human.|
I have no idea how it got there, and I had begrudgingly accepted it was there. However, the perfectionist in me is pleased to get rid of it.
I put a lifeline in, trying to catch every stitch:
and then pulled the needles out and ripped. It's only on doing that, I found the two stitches that I hadn't caught on the lifeline. Such is.
Counting stitches on the Thameslink platform at St Pancras railway station holds no fear for me.
|59 stitches. No, 61 stitches. What ?|
|So - 59 stitches. Does that include the dropped stitches or not?|
Do you have a summer holiday planned? What's on your to-do list, and what have you been knitting?