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???
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