I finished up a couple pair of socks over the holidays. I wanted to make a pair of Feather and Fan socks for myself, but couldn't find a pattern that was exactly what I wanted. So, of course, I set to designing my own using our Top Cat (colour is Budgie):
I called it Undine, and the pattern is now available for free on Ravelry.
I finished these ones up on Christmas Eve and immediately cast on for a second pair. I finished them on Boxing Day.
These were knit with La ball of Lana Grossa I picked up at Julie's tent sale in the summer. It's a blend of virgin wool, silk, polymid and cashmere - I want some more of this yarn - it's lovely! I On this pair I knit the purl row, leaving out the garter ridge. I think the socks look great both ways.
The thing I love best about knitting socks is having sock yarn left over for the crackghan:This has been neglect of late what with all the hours at work and need to finish Christmas gifts. But I picked it up today and did six new squares on it.
And, I test drove the exercise bike for a full half hour today. I kept a speed of about 15 km/h, travelled 6.6 km, burned 78 calories and knit this muchA simple 3-1 rib sock for Dave. I will most likely give them to him for Valentine's Day.
But now it's back to the real world... so off to bed for me. No sleeping in until noon tomorrow.... sigh....