Yes the day is finally here, the summer of socks has arrived. I am entered into both categories although with inimitable Carie-esque planning I am half way through a pair at the moment and being me I will finish the second sock before I start the next pair – no logic whatsoever!
I can however, proudly present the finished sock!
To proove that my fears that I was knitting a lettuce leaf were unfounded I have taken a picture of it next to a lettuce. Mum if you are reading this I am very sorry that the lettuce died – it did not like me and it missed the seaside but it had a very fulfilling life OK!.
I have also finished, yes FINISHED, a blue June project spectrum project which is also my Rowan exchange project. Yesterday two
Got washed at the very hottest my machine will do and it is now almost dry and waiting for a cushion pad at the weekend. The picutre of it blocking above shows the funky swirls and I’m very pleased with it.
The pattern came from the Knit List gift list for a twirly cushion cover and so it is. The yarn was Rowan denim in the medium denium on no 4 needles and I made it pretty much as the pattern asked except for substituting an i-cord edgins for a simple 3 needle bind off which I found gave a subtler edging which I liked better. To cope with the shrinking I made it up and bound off three sides together then bound off the final side separately which I will slip stitch shut when the cushion pad is inside. Rating is: SUCCESS
So what do I cast on now…..
I must make a final mention of my latest find – the Pointy Sticks Podcast which is just fantastic to listen to while you knit – I seriously recommend checking it out
Happy Knitting and Listening!