Saturday, July 25, 2009

Super socks and yummy yarn

My first Finished Object since May!!! They didn't take that long to do though. I started them a couple of weeks ago when we went to Ireland for a couple of days and finished them last night.

Pattern: Conwy Socks from Knitting on the Road by Nancy Bush. I got this book free from
Yarn: Knitwitches Superwash sock yarn, colour Warm Earth which I got at Woolfest last year.
Needles: 2.5 Addi Lace using magic loop.
Mods: The pattern has calf decreases but I didn't do these so I cast on 60sts instead of 72 and just worked 48 rows of pattern straight. I did a standard toe too.

This morning my Drops Eskimo arrived for my short sleeve top. It is lovely and soft and squishy. I'm going to start this today.

I'm going to say the next bit quietly. I'm not going to buy any more books this year. I got two more this morning and my TBR shelf on goodreads now has 48 books on it, and not all of the ones I have beside my bed are listed on there yet. My book pile fell over yesterday and it wasn't pretty so I'm going to try to get through it a bit before adding any more.


Nina said...

Gorgeous socks!! Hurrah for finished objects! Love 'em. I have a sock all the way up the leg I need to take back down to the heel cos the heel turn is tres ugly. Ah well, it's the process of knitting I'm telling myself these days. :)

And I hear ya on that book pile. I'm almost afraid to get all my books in the same room together.

kathryn said...

Your socks are lovely! And what a gorgeous colour!!

Book piles do have a way of growing for me too. I'm considering one of those sony readers then I can have the print at a readable size. I used to be an avid reader but have barely read a page since my eye ops.