I had a comment from someone the other day, following my WIP Wednesday post about wanting to finish a pair of socks for Wonder-Gran. They thought I was being extremely ambitious to knit a pair of socks in three days. I thought they were being so so so silly!
I just spent all day panicking about finishing the socks. I then spoke to Wonder-Gran on the phone and she told me she wants me to give them to her when I go down next week for Easter (she doesn’t know it’s a pair of socks, just that it’s a hand-made item). I thought I wasn’t going to manage it.
They are done! I think I dropped more than a stitch when grafting the toe of the second sock, but I managed to patch it up a fair amount. I certainly made sure that there won’t be any stitches running off with her when she wears them…
I’m not any more fond of this colourway than when I started, but I am really pleased to be able to give them to her.
I also managed to finish off the Resolution Yarn. There are 224 yards of it, in glorious Cheviot cream. I was going to play with it and dye it, but I decided against it for a few reasons. The first is that it’s the last cream fibre that I have left and I wanted to make sure that I have some cream handspun in my stash.
The photo is terrible – but it’s still drying so I’ll get some money-shots when it’s daylight and all dry and nice.
I’m normally a colour girl – if you follow the Plutonium Muffins Facebook page you’ll probably get a good idea of how true this is. However, I bought a pattern at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show last weekend that has turned me on to the power of cream yarn.
If you want to buy a copy of this pattern, it can be found here. Ruth and Belinda do not sell this pattern on Ravelry. I’ve sent them an email, but hopefully you will be able to see it, fall in love and get it! I will make this shawl one day, and I will use my own cream handspun.
How’s that for a resolution!
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Hope your gran’s socks fit like a glove and your handspun is gorgeous!
Socks in 3 days? Yikes! I thought I was doing good with 3 weeks ;-)
That shawl is stunning…and the cream is delicious in that pattern.
Your socks are great, love the strips. Handspun yarn, can something beat that?!
I always breathe a sigh of relief when I go ahead and fix a mistake – even if it means frogging the entire project. Why I wait so long to do this is a mystery, it’s like I expect the project to heal itself or something! Thanks for the read and the comment!
I love the socks. I think 3 days is ok for a pair of socks if you get plenty of time to knit – or they are not for a giant (like my husband – his took forever!).
I love the R&B patterns and yarn and made one last year (Bella Wrap) -it’s lovely and very snuggly and turned me onto cream yarn too :)