Tuesday, 18 August 2009

It's all about the socks

Just arrived back from a busy session at Snb. Isn't it amazing how you can sit around with your knitting and spend most of the time talking about knitting. We did have a little drama with one of the children, I do hope she's OK.

I managed to finish my socks last night, so I could show them off today and, more importantly, start the next pair of socks. You may notice that one foot is bigger than the other. One of the joys of knitting your own is that you can tailor them to your own unique feet!

Aren't they lovely and bright.

The new pair are in the Noro Kureyon sock yarn I bought, on special from Morris & Sons. The pattern is the Lacy Arrow-patterned socks from 'Socks' from Spin-off and Interweave Press, edited by Rita Buchanan & Deborah Robson.
I've done the swatch and the pattern works very nicely. The only weirdness, is that when I started knitting from the centre the first green is quite different from anything that can be easily seen from the outside of the ball. The Noro is supposed to wash nicely, right now it feels a bit firm. Quite alot to think about, really.


Leonie said...

The multicoloured ones look fab but I can't wait to see how the Noro Ones come out, I'm a fan of stripes!

toffle said...

I missed the socks too! They look nice though I have not noticed your feet before...will look now though!

Knitspingirl said...

Oooo! Socks!
Love the multicoloured ones. I have a ball of that in the stash, so it's interesting to see how it knits up.
I've heard about the new Noro sock yarn & am itching to give it a go but yarn shops are few & far between up here in sunny north nsw :-(