Saturday, August 19, 2006

Launching into the world of socks

I knitted my first ever sock this week! And it looks pretty good for a first-timer - we won't mention the mess I made of grafting the toe sts - it was long after my bedtime!

The pattern was the toddler socks in YARN magazine, and the yarn was a stash ball of Cleckheaton Tapestry 8ply colour 16. I think that this must have been renamed - all I can find on the Cleckheaton site is a Country Print that looks like the same colourway.

My daughter declared that she didn't want that sock (good - it's too short!), what she wants are 'big' socks - knee-highs. I don't know where she got that from - she's 3, I don't know that she reads many fashion mags yet :) So, fabulous excuse for an exploratory trip to find another YS that I'd heard of - not many around here, apparently. I entered backwards dragging pram, turned around and went 'oh...' ! So much wonderful yarn!! Lunchtime, upset baby and end-of-school pickup conspired to keep spending to a minimum, but just knowing it is only 10 mins away is enough to keep me happy ;>

* Shepherd Colour 4 Me in colour 4981, 3 balls
*Vogue Kintting on the go series: Socks Two
*Heirloom Jigsaw 4ply colour 27: 2 balls, colour 38: 1 ball
* this lovely card to send to a girlfriend I've known since we were on exchange together in Japan half our lives ago!