Wednesday 9 March 2011


I've done very little knitting in the last while. I've hit a wall with the Ethereal top, and I've got Knitters block. No matter what I try, it doesn't look right. I ended up knitting nothing for about 5 days, then I remembered.
It's Dad's birthday tomorrow! Crappers!
He'll be 88 years young. I think that deserves a nice present, don't you?
I've knit like the wind, but sadly I've failed:

I'm about to start the toe decreases on the first sock. Boo. I'm going to get it finished tonight, and do an I.O.U. for the other one. Hopefully he'll understand.

Alice made him a card too:

Very appropriate for an organist, no?

Good knitting!


eimearee said...

I have... 3 late february birthday presents & a couple of March ones to do too, so you're not doing too badly! Alice's card is brilliant! too cute!

kelgell said...

Oh dear. At least he'll get one for his birthday and know another present is coming. Like the yarn colour and how it's striping into the sock.

Catherine said...

Wow I think you did very well to knit one sock in such a short time. I'm sure he will love them

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Oh it's okay if you don't complete the other sock. This happens to me all of the time. The birthday card is very cute !

Anonymous said...

I'm sure your dad will love the sock he gets with an knit fast so it won't be too long 'til he gets the second!

spinndiva said...

Happy Birthday! I'm sure he will be thrilled with the sock! It's handmade after all and the second one is coming! I know I would be super happy to get handknitted socks for my birthday!

Tara said...

What were you thinking, trying to knit a pair of socks in a DAY? :) Happy Birthday to your dad!