Sunday, 22 March 2015

Twinkle toes!

Evening all! I am celebrating the completion of my sparkly socks. I started them on the way to London last weekend and grafted the toe of the second sock this afternoon. The yarn was one of the skeins that caught my eye at Fibre East last summer, and I am trying to knit up my purchases from last year before buying souvenir skeins this summer. The pattern is Gabriola by Kim Swingle and knits up nice and fast.

sparkly Gabby socks (2)

sparkly Gabby socks (4)

sparkly Gabby socks (5)

As a reward for finishing my school reports, I went to the Sewing for Pleasure show at the NEC in Birmingham yesterday. Mr JK stayed at home and I went by bus, so had plenty of knitting time! The show had a lot of things I was not interested in such as card making and scrapbooking,  but I did manage to bring home a few bits and bobs; four fat quarters, some tiny wooden buttons,  a kit for making a scarf, a dress pattern and a sewing magazine. The scarf looks like it will be fun to make, and I have been inspired by the British Sewing Bee programme on TV to have a go at sewing something for myself. Talking of the Sewing Bee, I was browsing at some fabric when I happened to look up and standing next to me was Ryan from the show. He was a lovely lad, very friendly and happy to chat.

Sewing for Pleasure haul (2)

This afternoon we made the most of the spring sunshine and went for a walk around the gardens at Blickling Hall. We are so lucky to have so many beautiful places right on our doorstep. Back soon, I am counting down the days until the Easter holidays. xxx

Bickling Hall (6)

Bickling Hall (12)

Bickling Hall (3)


gilly said...

Yay, you finished the socks! They look so lovely. Lovely to meet you at the NEC and I look forward to following your bloggy adventures :-)
love Gilly

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Great socks! I have yet to make a sparkly pair

Lynne said...

Wowsers! Those socks are lovely, and I'm so impressed at how fast you knit them.

Josie said...

Great socks and some stunning fabric choices!