Saturday, November 19, 2011

Love, love, love

Well - the Nightingale socks are proving to be a real test of me. I have now started on my 3rd sock - as, although the 2nd did go over my foot, it was very, very tight and I finally decided that it would drive me nuts. So I've gone up another needle size....

Meantime some wool that I ordered back in August finally arrived. It had been on backorder and apparently is only made in fairly small lots ... it is Madelinetosh Chunky in this gorgeous shade of Georgia O'Keefe. Not cheap but, as my sister says, if you are going to put a lot of work into something and it will last a long time you should get the best you can. And Webs do generous discounts if you order over certain price limits.  I am making a hoodie called Vivian. I am seriously in love with the colour.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

One of these socks is not like the other

Well things were going well with the Nightingale Socks until I turned the heel - and then it didn't fit. Actually it had been a tight fit all along - even with adding stitches.
So - there was only one thing to do - start again using a bigger needle.
I kept the first one to compare - when I'm happy with the second I'll frog the first.
I think the second one will fit - if it doesn't I may have to surgically reshape my foot

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Another wip is done

The baby hoodie is finished. Even though it is intended for next winter it can be so changeable here I may as well give it to her now.
Still plugging away, slowly, on the Nightingale Socks - am negotiating the heel - will post a photo next week when hopefully there is something more to be seen