Last week I said to you that I would knit all day in class to get these socks finished….
I was expecting to take until Friday, but by 2.45pm on Thursday they were done!
I had to take these photos myself because KB refused to get out of bed and take photos of my feet in socks for my blog… apparently relaxation is more important than blogging. Apparently I take PERFECTLY good photos of my own feet in socks.
So Raymond and I went downstairs together and took some photos ourselves! Voila my latest pair of socks… These socks have taken me such an incredibly long time to knit! I only knit them on the bus and on my breaks at polytech and believe it has been almost a month since I started them. On Thursday I sat on the bus in a freak traffic jam and finished the entire gusset on a trip that normally takes me 15 minutes… then finished the rest of it over the course of the day and kitchenered up the toe when I got home.
Have you noticed that they are different but the same again? I used more of my knitsch stash- actually, the last of my knitsch variegated stash and the first colourway I ever bought, oh the excitement when I found that colourway!!!- and had the same result with these socks which I finished a few months ago…
I still love my stripey cosmic socks but I have to admit that I wish they were the same… but they are a bit quirky like that and that suits me quite well….
I’ve ravelled them HERE if you want any information about where to find the pattern and yarn! I always use the same pattern so don’t want to repeat myself for the 11th time!
Meanwhile, I’ve started another pair (surprised?) out of my own hand dyed sock yarn… you might just need sunglasses to look at these, they are fabulously bright like you wouldn’t believe!
The superwash merino sock yarn is so different to the supertwist merino I’ve just used, these ones are knitting themselves and I just turned the first heel this morning. Rather exciting. It happens to be getting quite warm here in Wellington and I don’t know how much longer I’m going to be needing warm woolly socks, so I have to get cracking so I can wear them at least once before the season changes!
I’m baking apple, banana and white chocolate gluten free muffins right now and I can smell the white chocolate cooking… it’s divine… and a sign that I need to run and check they are OK…
I’ll leave you with some love from Himself.
He loves a little excursion out into the backyard in the early evening!
So how are you? What are you making at the moment? Hope you’re well and enjoying life,
Lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
p.s I almost FORGOT! It has been a while since your latest Richie update… here he is, a real little sheep now who even has his ear tagged. Still the cutest little sheep that walked the earth… Awwwwwwwwww!
Yes, he is smiling at you! XXXXX