My first pair of socks for me. What a thrill!! They feel totally fabulous on and I'm pleased as punch. Just love that Universal toe up with a Turkish cast on.
Not totally crazy about the colour pooling up the leg of the second sock (the right),
but I'm choosing to focus on the more perfect feet.
And they aren't exactly long given that I used pretty much the entire ball of Colinette Jitterbug. Just enough left over for a little cozy for the tape measure.
Pattern: Universal toe up sock pattern, using Turkish cast on and with Beaded Rib from Sensational Knitted Socks
Size: Women's size 9 shoe (cast on 60 stitches)
Yarn: Colinette Jitterbug, charcoal brights colourway
Needles: 2.5mm addi lace 120cm circulars
Amy has requested I shelve the plan for her knitted skirt made from the delightful pear tree yarn I bought for her at the Bendigo show in favour of some self striping socks. She wants in on the action and who could blame her? I'm going to be a bit sad to knit socks she'll grow out of before she wears them out!
Even more exciting was the parcel that arrived whilst I was laid low earlier in the week. The much anticipated sequel to the Softies book from Penguin, More Softies.
It's another really really well put together book (I'm so impressed with this editorial team!), with lovely projects, wonderful photography and great instructions.
Just like last time the thrill of being included is quite eclipsed by all the projects in here by other people I am dying to make. You'll be able to get your copy in book stores some time in October.