Monday, December 18, 2006

Sock it to them.

The Kelso jacket is complete, after several reknits of sleeve ends, collar and button bands. I can't decide if it will become a wearable item as the fabric is stiff rather than cosy. In some lights it looks colourful, and in others very dull.

Also complete now is a pair of socks from sockyarn sent to me as part of a prize by Wendy of Wendy Knits. I knitted four cat blankets and was entered in the draw. This sock yarn has crossed the Atlantic twice, which is more than I have.

Just started are socks in the lovely Vintage Floral colourway from Pieces of Beauty. I've done a picot edge and am trying an eyelet flower pattern on them. I'm also using dpns, something I said I'd never do again. I'm trying just four this time instead of five and I think I'm getting the hang of it at last.

At the weekend, a trip to Sudbury: cones of wonderful silk thread at 50p a cone. I just need to work out how to ply it up to a usable yarn. And then, cones of knitting yarn for charity knitting at 75p a cone. How could I resist?

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