My eldest son came home from a weekend with friends a couple of weeks ago. He happened to be wearing a pair of my handknitted socks which I'd foisted on him prior to a camping trip earlier in the Summer - "it get's VERY cold at night in a tent you know" I told him as I stuffed his rucksack with a couple of my knitted boot socks. Now he loves wearing them inside his Doc Martin boots - perfect student attire!
Anyway, one of his pals spotted his colourful knitted socks and hinted that he'd like a pair like them - any chance of getting some?? He's quite a fun, quirky boy so I rose to the challenge of knitting him some socks with glee! I decided to make a chunky pair though that would be quick to knit up and went for my '4 stitches to the inch' pattern in Ann Budd's sock knitting book . . .
They turned out quite fun and funky - the kind of socks you might wear for warmth at night during a camping trip or for slouching about - I think they might be too thick for wearing inside boots but he hasn't received them yet so I'm not sure. Now my son wants a pair like these so I'll have to go and get some more yarn - what a shame LOL :) :)
A little lace knitting started a couple of weeks ago . . .
It was going great until I was stupid enough to try and carry on with the pattern in the living room with the TV on and my Other Half started ranting about the European election/result - well, you can guess what happened! The European referendum results have a lot to answer for and not just for messing up my lace knitting - but let's not go there!!!! NOT a happy bunny here though :( :(
Well, we're in the full swing of the Summer school and uni holidays so everything goes a bit belly up as far as crafting, housework, routine, etc. but it's also great just to be a bit out of routine and take a slower pace. The chooks are laying eggs full out and seem really settled in their new home - I'm delighted! We're having great fun with them and looking forward to a few antics over the holidays :)
Hope to be popping by through the Summer holidays - but maybe a bit sporadically! Who knows - holidays usually mean a bit of chaos, so we'll see how it all goes!
Bye for now