Despite being terribly excited about starting my February socks, they ended up being a bit of a struggle to complete. It turns out that I do not enjoy knitting socks in stripes, it’s all fine and dandy if the ball is self striping, but from two balls it is a bit of a pain really, but an interesting learning experience all the same!
I showed you, 22 days ago, the yarn I decided to make my February socks with…
All the odds and ends from the four pairs of socks I have made with Knitsch sock yarns over the last few months….
I love knitting socks with Knitsch yarns and have sent you to her shop many times in the past to have a good look at her wares, her colours are amazingly fun. I like to use up all of my odds and ends, so decided to knit some patchwork stripey Knitsch socks with my bits and see how they ended up.
I had one 50 gram skein of Days by the Bay which I used for the main colour, using the ends of balls for contrasting colours…
And luckily had enough yarn to make the ribbing, the heels AND the toes in Days by the Bay before I ran out!
They are lots of fun, definitely circusy-happy-socks, but I will confess that I am looking forward to my March socks which are going to be plain! No cables, just one ball of yarn, relaxing knitting at it’s best!
A few days ago a package I had long been waiting for arrived, some BFL sock yarn I ordered from the lovely Helene from Happy-Go-Knitty. You must check out her blog for lots of gorgeous knitting, crochet and her beautiful dyeing which I swoon over. Helene has a “stall” HERE if you are on Facebook, you can buy her wares and contact her by e-mail, a fantastic way to buy yarn online I think! I went a bit nuts and bought these gorgeous skeins of BFL sock yarn….
Totally, completely and utterly gorgeous. The self-striping skein in the centre will be my March socks, I am off on a week of training for work so they will keep me amused in my hotel room at night! I have the perfect pattern for the pink and a different pattern in mind for the turquoise, I just need to pluck up some courage to knit them as they are quite complex patterns. So thank you Helene for the gorgeous package of Happy-Go-Knitty goodness, it was just ace!
I’m off now, I’m on the border of my Ripple Blanket… I’m going to finish it on the weekend, I can feel it in my bones and I am very excited to see it nearing completion!
Have a great rest of your week,
love Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX