There is still little in the way of sewing going on here, due in part to accountancy exams, in part to refreshing the house yet again to go back on sale this weekend, in part to being busy with small folks and their activities, and in part to just wanting to sit on the sofa at the end of the day with my husband, a stiff gin, a box set and the needles.
Nothing to complain about, just the sewing machine is gathering dust. Next week will be a different story as I’m on a deadline to make a blouse for my friend Liz before she heads off to Australia on the 29th.
However the benefit of sitting and knitting is that the husband’s hand knit sock tally has increased by 3 pairs. Obviously I’ve used my usual pattern by Regia, but it’s lovely to see how the same sock looks completely different when you change the yarn.
First up it’s Manos del Uruguay Alegria in Tannat (A6729). This yarn is a joy to knit with. If I could only ever choose one yarn to knit with for the rest of my life I’m pretty sure I’d knit with this. It’s just gorgeous.
Next is Sirdar Heart & Sole in “Find Your Sea Legs”. This yarn is more utilitarian but, funnily enough, hubby prefers this slightly. I think it holds it’s shape a little more than the softer Manos.
And, of course, there’s the awesome stripes to consider too! Just the most perfect stripes, no?
You’ll notice that these socks are a little longer than I normally make. That decision was driven by the stripes. I really wanted to finish a full stripe repeat before turning the heel. And I must add that if you’re a beginner sock knitter this yarn makes it super easy to match the stripes. Bonus!
Last up are the Happy Camper socks, again Sirdar Heart and Sole. I’ll be honest that I wouldn’t have chosen this colour if it had been down to me. But it wasn’t. So I knit them. They turned out better than I’d anticipated and the mister is happy, which is what matters when it comes to socks!
As you can imagine, by the time I’d finished with these I was finished with socks for the time being. So I’m
relieved pleased to say that the Longfellow cardigan is done, in the wardrobe and will probably be worn out before I get the chance to photograph it (I’m only joking…I just need a weekend day that isn’t dark and grey), and I’ve done the front and almost all of the back of Lemongrass.
So, that’s me for now. Please bear with me if I’m a bit “missing in action”. I’m hoping by Easter things will be a bit slower, but, knowing how life goes, probably not.
And whilst I’m not doing much sewing, I’ve been doing quite a bit of plotting. Shall I put my thoughts down here, or would that bore you senseless. Do let me know!