Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Socks and blankets

More sock yarn amazingly seems to have turned up at the Stash Basket. Did I really buy more? Well, it seems that Posh Yarn have done it to me again. Tempted me beyond all reasonable hope. This is Laura in Eclat. I had to wind it into a ball straight away, it is just too beautiful for words (but then isn't all Posh Yarn?). I wondered about the pattern, kept toying with how best to show this one off. And then I found it.

The sock pattern to end all sock patterns. I cannot quite believe this sock. It is so perfect for me, so subtle, so understated (well, maybe not!). I needed to cast on straight away. But there is one huge problem. Believe this or not, I do not have the right yarn to go with the above, to make the flowers. So oh dear me, I've got to order yet another skein. Life's tough when it comes to socks!

But look what I cast off last night...

... well actually, technically it was cast off this morning (12.30am) but it was before bed time, so I'm staying with it being last night.

I have already cast on for another sock, but you'll have to wait for another day before I show that one to you.

It has occurred to me that it is nearly March and therefore the next Mystery Blanket Package is due to arrive 'ere long. But I haven't shown you this month's squares yet. They are all knitted up and where possible sewn up.

The only down side of this month's package was the return of that infernal red lacy square which is an absolute horror to knit, taking as long as the other 4 put together.

This Fair Isle one has been my favourite so far to knit. Lots of ends to sort out afterwards, but really very pretty.

But then I like these 2 as well. Lots of beads this month. Next month it seems that we'll be getting sequins. Oh boy, very excited about those.


Working Mom Knits said...

Size 10US thankyouverymuch!(no comments please; Jackie O had big feet too, you know!)

ps: when do I get my red nose blankie? we're in mourning here, remember? (honestly, my FIL would have appreciated my using him form material gain)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Great knitterage Michaela! But I have to say that new sock pattern you are planning on doing is a little scary!

Great blanket squares too - I wonder how many of those lacy ones will be in the whole blanket?!?!?!

Lucy x

P.S. word verification today is "retrocop" - is that someone like Gene from Life on Mars?

Moogsmum said...

Such a shame that you're going to have to buy more sock yarn - you must be so upset ;-)

Can't wait to see those poppies on the needles!

Gorgeous squares again. Love the fairisle.

trashalou said...

Very lovely yarn there Missus Stash. Also triffic pattern.

Anonymous said...

Blimey, thats a sock and a half. Good Luck. Blanket is looking very smart, reminds me to get on with squares.

Kitty said...

I am besotted with those blanket squares - it is going to be the most gorgeous blanket in the history of knitted blankets.

Has WMK got boats for feet? What is Size 10US in English money?