My daughter started out the new year with a barf, I mean bang! The last 48 hours, or is it going on 72 hours? In any case, I'll always remember January 2006 as barf-fest. She has a cold now, but is in good spirits. As for her mother, she is exhausted from all the disinfecting, laundry and lack of sleep. Why do kids always get sick in the middle of the night and why do they yak on everything within a 10-metre radius?
This is why it really lifted my spirits when I read my comments from all the understanding, encouraging knitters out there about my sock yarn stash...and who would have thought that I'd scare...or scar [wink] a couple of husbands and boyfriends along the way?
It did my heart proud, I tell ya.
My other stash, believe it or not, is not very substantial. I have enough to make two cardigans, a vest, two shawls, [nope, make that three shawls], a couple pairs of gloves and well, of course a lot of socks.
It all begin five years ago. A trip to my local yarn store and 6 balls of DGB Confetti sock yarn later and the rest is history.
The nostalgia I'm feeling comes from the fact that I'm knitting my son socks from one of those long ago bought balls of yarn.
Nothing fancy. No colourful stripes. No whistles or bells. Just grey tweedy yarn.
The whistles and bells came later...along with my obsessive hording ability.
Ahhhhh, the infamous Regia 5048 colourway. This is the mermaid socks by Lucy Neatby. The pattern is in her book, Cool Socks, Warm Feet.
Then there is Opal and their wacky animal prints...
My husbands sock...working hard on the second one.
Excuse the blur. I thought my eyes were getting misty, but it looks as though it's no more wine tonight.
My sock...also working hard on the second one.
Now I'm obsessed with Trekking yarn. I also have plans to finally try some Lorna's Laces Sheperd sock yarn.
I'm in deep. We've both come a long way, baby.
Here wee sheepy...
A girl just can't knit socks alone, now can she? This girl has been working steadily on her shy sheep vest. I'm just starting the right front and it will be off the needles soon.
I love the effect and love how the lines are a slimming vertical in this shadow knit design. Bonus!
Now, let's just hope it fits.
Keep On Knitting...
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