Sunday, 31 August 2008
Saturday, 30 August 2008
I booked my ticket in March, and can't quite believe that next week I shall be on my way to London to see the Yarn Harlot in person! My train tickets are all ready, and I have an impressive browsing/shopping list!! What excitement! More to follow after the event, of course!
Thursday, 28 August 2008
They are, from left to right, Fresh Berries (80% merino wool and 20% bamboo), Wild Flowers (80% merino wool and 20% bamboo), Cairngorm (90% alpaca and 10% nylon) and Holly (90% alpaca and 10% nylon). They are all absolutely gorgeous, the colours are stunning. I'm not sure yet quite what sort of socks they will become. At the moment, the yarn is sat on my desk, within fondling distance, but will be removed later today and added to my stash. I'm not yet prepared to admit just how large my stash of sock yarn is, but if I say that in my next life, I'm coming back as a millipede, that might give you some clue!
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Because I have had problems with patterned socks and sizing before (I had to frog my Jaywalkers and Monkeys!), I am using the stitch pattern of the Dublin Bay socks with my bog-standard know-it-will-fit-me Violet Green sock generator pattern. I might try and do a different heel - I will have to see how the mood takes me when I actually get to that point!