Sunday 10 October 2010

Free Needles

Huzzah! I have finished the second Baby Fern sock.
You remember last week I finished the first one after God knows how long it lay idle. I wanted to free up my needles for my holiday sock project. I had debated leaving the second one until after the hols, but I decided if I did that, I'd never go back to it. And I like these socks too much to leave it lonely and searching for a mate.
So, I give you my completed soul mate pair!

They never look as good on my crappy too small sock blockers.
Here's a much nicer picture:

Pattern: Baby Fern Socks by Charlene Schurch from More Sensational Knitted Socks (Ravlink)
Yarn: Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, colour Pfefferminz Prinz
Needles: 2.5mm KnitPicks Harmony dpns

I heart this yarn. It's so soft & squishy, they feel like velvet on. I just hope they wear well!
I feel like I let this pattern down, taking so long to actually make them. But, they're done now, and I'll wear them tomorrow.

So, my needles are free! Yipee! Now I need to find the perfect pattern for my holidays. (Less than 2 weeks to go, woo!) I need a sock pattern that's not too hard, but not so easy I'll get bored. I need to be able to pick it up & put it down easily enough, when we're driving etc.
The search is on!

In other news, today is a special day. Not only is it 10/10/10, it's also my Mam's birthday today.
82 years young!
Alice made her a card yesterday:

We went around to her this morning and gave her a lovely bunch of flowers too. She loved it.

Also, my friend had her baby last Monday. She was due on Sept 24, so the baby hung around a bit longer than expected! Still, everything went well and they are both doing great. She had a gorgeous little girl, and named her Anna.
So, we had to make a card for her too:

I love this card. I think it's really effective, and isn't it great to have Anna's name on it? Makes it extra special.
So at least I don't have to change the buttons on the cardigan I knit! Remember I made a white cardi and put pink butterfly buttons on it? I was afraid if it was a boy I'd have to change them. But, the Hemlock Ring blanket is blue. Ah well, you can't win 'em all!
It's all parcelled up and ready to post tomorrow.

So, a sock pattern to choose and back to the charity knitting. Or maybe Alice's cardi. Hmm. D'you think I could make a cardi in 2 weeks? Oh God, what am I doing???

Good knitting!


Viola said...

The cards are stunning (and I've already told you I think the socks are great!)

Alrischa said...

Those cards are pretty!

Just cast on the cardigan and the socks!! Hehehe.

spinndiva said...

Happy Birthday Sinead's Mom! :)
Love those socks! That colour... totallly me... just sayin' LOL

kelgell said...

Your socks are Great! The colour is really nice and I like the pattern too. And it's always nice to actually have them finished so you can actually use them.

sheknitupthat said...

You've inspired me to maybe get back into sock knitting again!

Tara said...

Ooh, those socks are fabulous, Sinéad! And now you can cast on for something NEW! YAY!!! :) Can't wait to see Alice's cardi, heh.