Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Socks are done!
My socks are done! Not too sure about the colours! they aren't terribly realistic! I promise in real life these are a nice pink and bluey-green colour!
I used HipKnits Coast yarn purchased at a sewing and knitting show - last yearish? and used a pattern and instructions from my More Sensational Knitted Socks book - pages 22 and 88 for the pattern which was a nice and simple one based over 5 rounds for the pattern which I continued right up to the toes.
I used another suggestion for the heel flap, this one is similar to the Eye of Partridge I'd used on the previous pair being described as Heel St with 3-st Garter Edge on page 67.
SUPER socks! I love the colour and the pattern and you can hardly see where I've gone wrong on sock.1 which is good.
I've another skein of sock yarn but have decided to make a start on a garment for my next project, not entirely sure which of the projects for definite, but will be starting that very soon.
Another project I'm thinking of is rain coats for the lads. They've both outgrown their old ones and am thinking of making them one as I've got enough navy waterproof fabric - just need to check if I've a suitable pattern or not.
They won't wear a coat over their blazers, apparently its sissyish to do so! neither will they wear a school jumper as this is majorly sissyish! each year I promise myself I'll make them a lightweight coat that can be packed easily into their bags, maybe I will this year!