I finished the socks on Sunday night.
The Vital Statistics:
Pattern: Basic top-down sock
Yarn: TOFUtsies colour#797
Needles: 3.5mm Knitpicks Harmony interchangeable circular
Modifications: I wanted a quick, easy no-brainer sock that I could knit while doing other stuff. I also wanted something cushy and comfortable that I can wear with my runners. So I worked these with the yarn held double, in an alternating 2×2 rib with a double-thickness hem at the cuff.
This week and next, the boys have daily swimming lessons at the local pool, which is fantastic for them, but means I am sitting about for an hour every morning, so I needed to immediately pick a new project for Monday. As luck would have it, I had dropped in to Spotlight on Saturday and picked up a layby, so I had yarn going begging. But what to knit with ten balls of pale green Cleckheaton Natural Cotton 8ply?
To the Rav-cave, Knitwoman!
I chose the Tantric Puzzle top (Rav-link). It’s kind of cool; you knit two strips 30cm x 120cm and two narrow garter-stitch ties 5cm x 45cm, then you cross them, stitch here and there, and voila! You have a super-funky wrap-top (at least, that’s the plan!). Here’s what we’ve got so far:
The alpaca shawl is growing, though not so dramatically that it’s worth photographing.
What else?… The bananas in the fruit bowl had gone all black, so I baked some banana muffins.
And if anybody could tell me what these fabulously freaky little thingies are, I’d be enormously grateful. I discovered them in the border the other day, and they are just so bizarre and cool!