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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.


Artis-Anne said...

LOL I had to laugh at your camping tale . I know what you mean but if your tent is large enough as it sounds like then you will be fine. Just keep saying'it WILL be fun ' Saying that our big tent is in the attic since we got the motorhome. My exscuse is I want to go throughout the year !!Does this mean you might come and camp with us at Woolfest, there will be quite a gathering ?
Great wee socks .I too use my leftovers for my grandaughter but when I did the Sock Madness competition I did knit full size socks one a day, nothing else mind , & all thanks to a very supportive DH; but NEVER again as I didn't enjoy it .

Anna said...

Hi! Just wanted to say that I just finished knitting one of your Falling In Love socks. The pattern is lovely. I did make a few edits though.... visually the most drastic change is that I added a ribbed cuff, about 1.5 cm at the top, to finish the look and add some stretch. I also wasn't sure what you did when you established the pattern on the back of the leg, but I wanted the cables on each side to line up, so each "row" started with the last cable on the back. Anyhow, I will post a finished picture this evening, if you'd like to take a look.
Thanks again for the wonderful pattern! It's been fun, and I am starting sock 2 today.

YarnAddictAnni said...

Artis-Anne, I'd love to come to Woolfest but it's so far to drive from Cornwall. We're planning to go camping one weekend in June to try out hte tent but I tink we'll stay in Cornwall. Maybe I'll try to make it for Woolfest next year.

Off to check out your socks now Anna. Thanks for letting me know.

Joy said...

Your socks are, as ever, lovely Anni. And good to know you are feeling better.

Never mind camping in rain, I don't camp, full stop! I have nothing but admiration for people who do but I need hot and cold running everything and a fully sprung mattress ;)