Monday, 4 February 2013

And the socks go to...

A very long time ago, some friends led me to knitting.  I talked most significantly about it here.  These people are still a very big part of my life.  

The other day, I was idly chatting with one of them on Facebook, and she mentioned he toes were cold.  They have had weird weather, just like us, with unseasonably wrm followed sometimes in the same day by cold, cold, cold. She said hey I should knit her a pair.  So I did.  Sort of.  That is, after all,  why I have a bucket of socks without heels.  
The socks are on the way.  They are not really long tops but the fit is really nice and they are good sturdy wash and wear socks.  Sadly, they are not black, her favourite colour, but I suspect these will be worn at home with jammies and a good book or a movie and popcorn.  Here is hoping they fit her feet perfectly.

I also did a fair bit of knitting on my point shawl.  In fact, I finished it.  

Going with the navy was the right thing to do.  I love how it looks.  

I am still a little unsatisfied with the stitches that are wrong, but I don't have to make that decision final till I weave in the ends.  And there are a lot of ends to weave.  

And there is the same amount on the other side, plus a few joins and knots in the body of the shawl.  Its going to take a few days to get that done.  Till then, I have put it on the blocking pile.  

Yes I  have one of those again.  5 shawls, some of them very substantial.  Sigh.  One day I will get my act together.  Just not today.  

Today I am back to knitting on my pretty Bridgewater.  It was a lovely break and I am back and feel fresh and am enjoying working on this large garter stitch body.    And my pretty sweater is up for evening knitting so I am back on track.  

Back on track and right where I want to be.


Sel and Poivre said...

Back on track and where you want to be sounds like knitting perfection! Enjoy!

Brendaknits said...

Good sturdy wash & wear socks - my favourite kind.

christine said...

I cannot comprehend a "blocking pile". I am always so excited to finally finish something that I have to force myself to even take enough time for a pre-blocking photo. It's in the bath about 2 minutes after bind off, no matter what time of day I finished it! But admittedly, I am not nearly as prolific as you are and my FOs are much further and farther between. :-) I can't wait to see your Point shawl blocked and complete. I just love it.