WIPW – Socks for Wonder-Gran & more yarn

Following my success with stripy socks for myself (which I have now worn twice!) I decided that Wonder-Gran needed socks. I’m also working on more yarn from the March Resolutions.

It’s a really dreary day in Kent; started out very sunny and I thought I might do my seasonal walk, and is now so dark that I’ve had to turn all the lights on. I suspect I’ll be working on the two of these all day and will hopefully be finished with them tomorrow, if not today!

Wonder-Gran’s Socks

I am using the same pattern I used for the stripy socks, as I messed up the first heel and I wanted to practice on one more pair before I got too ambitious with other patterns. The yarn is Regia 4-ply self-striping yarn in the Arabesque Marrakech colourway. They suit Wonder-Gran down to the ground, but are definitely not my style. The colours are not ‘zingy’ enough for me!

Sock for Wonder-Gran, ready to continue beyond the cuff.
Sock for Wonder-Gran, ready to continue beyond the cuff.

It’s her birthday on Monday, so they’ll be done and sent to Devon long before then. Hopefully.

Resolution Yarn

I’ve got a fair amount of Cheviot singles on my spinning wheel at the moment. I have one and a half bobbins full, and will hopefully spin the next half bobbin this afternoon so that I can ply tomorrow. I have got about eight rolags left in the bottom of my drum! Considering that I started out with it 100% full at the beginning of March, I feel good about myself.

One full bobbin, waiting to be plyed!
One full bobbin, waiting to be plyed!

I span for so long yesterday that I started getting repetitive strain symptoms – I had a very sore wrist on my drafting arm, and the pinch on the singles has caused a fair amount of rawness at the tips of my fingers. I am going to have to be careful today – although considering I have only half a bobbin to spin compared to one and a half yesterday, I’m sure I’ll be fine.

A very much emptier tub than before - you can see the bottom!
A very much emptier tub than before – you can see the bottom!

I like the thought of calling it Resolution Yarn. I think I’m going to get a fair amount of yardage on it, and I am planning to make a laptop case using the Customisable Gadget Case pattern for my laptop. JS has one – I guess I need one now as well! Would anybody like to do a KAL with me on it? I’ll do an offer on the pattern to anyone who wants to!

That’s it from me. I’m linking up with Tami and Ginny today – head on over to see more WIPs.

Much love,

Corrie xx

WIP Wednesday's with Tami's Amis
WIP Wednesday’s with Tami’s Amis

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3 Responses to WIPW – Socks for Wonder-Gran & more yarn

  1. Michelle says:

    WOW! You’re a quick knitter. I couldn’t take on a sock deadline so tight as yours. You have a really wonderful motivation to finish, I hope things go according to plan.

  2. Barbara says:

    Love those colors. Wonder-Gran is a lucky woman!

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