Sunday, January 29, 2006

Socks, Socks, Socks.

These socks in the fab, self patterning Regia yarn are coming on a treat NOW. Last time I knitted a pair of socks (not counting baby ones) was over 20 years ago (give or take). Didn't have self patterning yarn then so I slaved with three ply and fine needles and made these for DH. He has appreciated them - wears them on special occasions and they're not showing much signs of wear. They were knitted top down, so I'm knitting these toe up!
- amazing what's new! I'm using Wendy Johnson's toe-up generic sock pattern
and got it completely wrong first time out by measuring my swatch too generously - the socks were looking HUGE so I frogged them. This is they - as you can see, I was trying to be efficient and had started both toes,
using Wendy's short row method
with a provisional cast on with waste yarn. Having frogged both of them I
recalculated using 8 stitches per inch (instead of 9) and got a more normal size: Looking much better:

What do you do when you've got 4 bananas going black in the fruit bowl? Make an all in one banana and walnut loaf of course. A la Delia.
AND I haven't had any. Didn't even lick the bowl.
Such self control.


Sue said...

Very nice! I like that colour way I might just need to get me some!


HazelNutcluster said...

Excellent socks. Cooking looks good too. I hate bananas but love banana cake.

Have to mention your lovely drawing too. What a multi-talented woman you are!

TutleyMutley said...

Why thanks, Nutty and Sue! -blush-