Hello again! Yes, back so soon! This is just a very quick post to share with you some WIP's. I had a couple of pairs of socks on the go while we were in the Lake District. I tended to only knit them while we were travelling, as I wanted to get stuck into Les Abeilles in the evening. So I have one of each pair currently finished. First, another plain vanilla sock, using some yarn I bought in Germany a few years ago. I do like these self patterning yarns, and they are perfect for knitting gift socks with. I'd hate to use a luxury yarn that got felted first wash! At least with these yarns, you know you can just bung 'em in the washing machine and all will be well! This pair is for a non-knitting friend, Zena, who loved the handknit pair I gave her earlier in the year, and requested a couple more pairs.
The second sock currently on the needles is one of my favourite sock patterns for solid or semi-solid yarns. It's the Roger sock from Knitspot, and is surprisingly simple to knit. This pair is for my ex-boss who is an ardent Liverpool FC supporter. I thought she'd like a pair of red socks to wear to cheer her team along!
I have another new project to share with you, using one of my favourite yarns - it's mink and cashmere from Great Northern Yarns. I received one skein as my December yarn from the Fall in Full Color Club, and managed to acquire 5 more to knit a cardigan. The yarn is so soft and warm, yet light to wear too. I knit my Monkeybread cowl from it last year and have worn it non-stop all winter, so I can just imagine how delicious a cardigan is going to be. I'm using the Milk cardigan pattern from Verena. The pattern is fairly simple with a cable up each front. I think I must have been spoilt by all of Anne Hanson's clearly written patterns, because this one is fairly muddled. I read on Ravelry that the cable pattern was wrong, so I had a little play around and have come up with one that I think looks right!
I have cast on and done a few rows on the back, so hopefully will have something worth showing you next week. I am taking part in the Knitting and Crochet Blog Week again this year, starting tomorrow. There are quite a few interesting topics to blog about, so I hope you will pop back each day to take a look! See you tomorrow! xxx