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Sunday, May 06, 2007
A sock a day
Yes, I did it. I knitted a whole sock in a day on Friday and then yesterday I knitted the 2nd sock. What's the catch I here you ask - well, they're kids socks. I cast on 48 st and knitted about 50 rounds on the cuff/leg and about 25 rounds on the foot between gusset decreases and toe so they're not tiny socks but not huge either.
I used The Yarn Yard Blackcurrant Swoop. This yarn isn't as 'swoopy' as YY's normal swoop yarn. It's more self striping.
The socks are knitted for an orphanage in Bulgaria. A lady from our church is going out there soon and a couple of months ago appealed for knitted stuff to take out and I've forgotten all about it so decided to knit up some socks. I've got lots of bits of sock yarn left over. Quite often there is enough left from a skein afterk nitting a pair of adult sock to knit a pair of child or toddler socks. So there'll be lots of socks winding their way to Bulgaria soon.
I also finished my 'Ocean Waves' shawl this morning. This is developed from the 'Ocean' shawl I knitted for Emily a while ago. It's the same crest of the wave pattern but I've used a different shawl construction. It's looking good but needs blocking before I can photograph it.
I want to wait for my blocking wires before I block it. I've got some on order from the US.
We bought a tent today. It's huge and has 3 bedrooms. Saying 'we' is wrong. Simon and the girls put aside some of their birthday money to pay for the tent as they want to camp at our church 'Family Bible Week' in August. I don't like caming and I'm not camping for a week 10 mins drive from home. The tent is very posh and enormous. WE may use it for other trips too but I'm really not a camping person so I'll give it a go and see how I like it. Worried about how my neck will cope with sleeping in a tent and I'm not camping in rain.
Posted by YarnAddictAnni at 7:31 PM