We enjoyed a lovely sunny May bank holiday weekend.
I sat for a while outside under the umbrella putting a few stitches into Just Nan's High Hopes whilst DH was tending his garden. I'll have to show you the JN next time as I have forgotten to take a snap and its far too dark this evening to do it now in artificial light. The meds were not helping concentration levels so not as much progress as I would have liked.
I'm not happy with idle hands, I don't think crafters are, so a change of plan and I cast on some socks with the lovely soft wool sent to me by Ann (shared in my Gifted Gorgeousness April post). It's delightful Madelintosh merino and oh so very soft, what a wonderful gesture from a very lovely lady to send me this beautiful wool.
For this pair I chose to try the Kali Kardia free pattern again from Helen Kurtz. It's available from Ravelry and there are two differing stitch patterns, a rib one which I did last time and this time the alternative chequerboard pattern.
All was growing nicely when I took the picture to show after the weekend when I intended to blog.
It's grown even more now and today I took this picture of one sock completed :-)
It's funny how quickly a sock grows when you add a row here and there. They are a great travelling project or for waiting room knitting. You do get some funny looks from people when you whip out a sock and often people will ask what you are doing. I tell them where I learnt to knit socks and provide them with places to visit online for added help if they too wish to give it a try. It does feel good to inspire others to learn a new skill, and in the strangest of places too.
I wonder how many go home and think more about starting to sock knit themselves, or head off from their appointment to the nearest knitting shop to buy supplies?
I never thought I would be able to knit socks myself and put it off for a very long time. Yet now, I find them the most soothing of things to pick up especially during the last few months.
Love and blessings