Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Quick Knitting update

Okay, so was disappointed at John Lewis yarn sale, all the good Rowan stuff gone, so decided to finish off a WIP!
Yarn is Artesano Hummingbird, think the colourway was Love Bird, will need to check (probably discontinued!). Bought this yarn about ...ahem.... years ago at K1yarns in Glasgow, started various sock patterns before settling for this one.
Pattern is from One Skein Wonders book, by Judith Durant - marvelous book have knitted quite a lot from it. Still have a good amount left after finishing these socks, may make a corsage from the remains.
Don't like showing off my (spam coloured) legs, so jeans cover the top a little . Its a broken garter stitch, which makes it nice and sqishy, knitted from cuff down, and after heel is knitted, yarn is broken off , and then gusset knitted from "top" needle - I changed that so technically was knitting it inside out, still worked out .
Would definitely do this pattern again , love it, a winner !

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Really lovely socks and although they look a little different, they both look great.
As for the John Lewis sale, I think it depends on the day- I went today (five days into the sale) and bought LOTS of Rowan at half price. I think they're finding things in dusty corners of the stock-room.
Enjoy your Hogmanay. x K

LinnMarit said...

i like these socks, the colours are great! happy new year mhairi, hope to see you in the new year:) xx

TangledFrog said...

What cool socks! Hope you're having a good 2009 so far!

juliet said...

They are really lovely - and look very snuggly and warm. Happy 2009