Sunday, April 09, 2006

Another pair of socks

Finished the socks I was knitting at last. They started out as Crusoe but I had to frog them as they were waaaaay too small (that pattern must have been written by someone whose feet had been bound or a VERY loose woman).

Anyhoo, finally frogged them and went back to the tried and tested free pattern that came with the Opal sock wool. I can now practically knit this one in my sleep. In fact I managed to knit from the end of the shaping on the instep to the start of the toe decreases at a drivers' meeting at work on Friday evening (so it wasn't a complete waste of time).
As you can see I stuck to the rolled top from the Crusoe pattern 'cos I quite liked it as a bit of a change. I have loads of the wool left over which is Opal Hagebutte (Rosehip), and I think I may be able to get another pair out of it. Hope so I think it's lovely. I may even go back to the shop where I got it and see if they have any more. I quite fancy it for a scarf or a pair of gloves (or even both!).
Blogging seems to be a bit in the doldrums at the minute, don't know if it's the time of year or what but people don't seem to be posting as much (come back Tutley Mutley, we miss you!!!). Probably have better things to do now the weather is improving.

6 comments:

Anne said...

Oh wow - those look gorgeous - mine are currently suffering from SSS - I did _start_ the second one, but then decided that I wanted to try some other socks, so they're sitting there on a thread waiting for me to get back to them.

I almost wish I'd just done plain though - the Opal Hagebutte looks so pretty.

ra said...

I wondered what had happened to yours, no mention of them on your blog when I looked. I love the yarn, and as I said can see it working for so many other things.

sal the spider said...

Lovely :-) I have a pair of funky slouch socks on the go - will post when blogger not too slow - and think I'll knit my Hagebutte next. It is pretty special isn't it? Dunno what pattern yet...
Sal x

Woolly Wormhead said...

Love the rolled brim on your socks - -they look great!

Yeah, maybe it is the time of year... there's the lurgy still doing the rounds yet the feel of spring is getting us up on our feet to do... somthing...

Bridget said...

They are pretty socks! I have some of that Hagebutte and it is nice to know what it looks like knit up so I can decide what to do with it.

Siddis-in-houston said...

Hi, I am looking for a little of this yarn to finish a baby jacket, do you happen to still have some, see that this is an old blogg... thanks for looking