Saturday, 25 December 2010

Ho ho ho

We sort of postponed Christmas this year as we both have horrible chest infections.

Today we've spent most of the day under duvets in the lounge watching Christmas TV, sleeping and eating what we fancied. It hasn't been that bad and I seem to have perked up a little this evening, so much so that I did some knitting.

Mr Gingerknits gave me this very appropriate card with glittery knitted sprouts...

Knitted sprouts

... and I found this wee bear knitting in a box of old cards.

Festive knitting

I've been making socks over the last few days. The blue sock is using some On-line sock yarn (superwash + bamboo)I bought in Berlin last summer. I'm using a simple slip stitch pattern to break the colours up and am pleased with the fake isle effect it is creating.

The orange and khaki sock is using another sock yarn I bought in Berlin (I can't remember the name of it right now) and Yarnyard Toddy which Natalie had started a sock in but abandoned it, luckily for me as I got all the yarn.

I'm going to try and make them with short row heels with a gusset. When I've made short row socks for me before I found they haven't fit too well around my ankle so I'll see if this tutorial, passed on to me by RuthieD works out.

I met RuthieD a few years ago when I went on an Iknit Knit in Public Day treasure hunt. I bumped into her at KnitNation where she helped me sort out some p/hop raffle prizes. We chatted about sock knitting techniques and she messaged me the link about short row gussets a few days later. I love that about knitters, the willingness to share.

I hope you're all having a lovely festive season.

Merry Christmas


1 comment:

travelknitter said...

What a great card! I absolutely hate brussel sprouts, but the knitted kind are pretty cute.