Thursday, June 18, 2009

Socks!!

Hi all! I hope everyone in Melbourne has been staying warm as it has been so very cold this month hasnt it. I can feel my throat getting sore from it in the last few days and I am hoping it will go away soon, otherwise another trip to the doctor. So onto better things.....
Socks, as the heading says is what I shall be knitting very soon. The Wool Shack had a little sale on last week for patterns and other things, so I bought myself 4 of Cookie A's socks. Now I have never knit any of her patterns but I do love them when I see other people's socks on their blogs so I thought why not. I bought these 4 sock patterns - Django (pictured above), Stricken, Twisted Flower and Trystero. I think they all have cables in them which I love knitting! I am going to knit the first pair for my auntie's birthday which is in September. She is turning 60 then, I just need to be sneaky to find out how long her foot is though as she is up in Qld at the moment. Might need mum to do some investigating on the phone! On the weekend my sister informed me that her handknit socks I made her a few years ago now have worn through so she needs another pair for Christmas. I have just ordered some lovely yarn from Kate after just ordering some for my auntie's socks. For some reason the photo wont let me type next to it so you will have to go to the bottom of this post to see the lovely yarns that Kate dyes herself. The lilac one is for my auntie and I couldnt resist the beautiful bronze/coppery one for myself. I will try and start my auntie's pair this week, and have to still finish off Isabelle's red ones. She has been asking when they will be finished too but I need to concentrate on those ones without interruptance so perhaps whilst they are at school. So that is about it for the time being.... bye!

12 comments:

Michele said...

I love Cookie A.'s sock patterns - I can't wait to see how yours turn out. The sock yarn you chose is just lovely!

Oiyi said...

Great colored yarns! They will be beautiful looking socks. I am crossing my fingers that you will not get sick. Stay healthy!

Sue said...

have fun! Cookies patterns are addicting :)

Charity said...

Mmmmm, I love sock knitting, and you have some gorgeous yarns there! :o)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Cookie's patterns are to die for! Your Auntie and sister will be thrilled.

Lynne said...

Lovely yarn - I'd want to keep them both!

Katt said...

ooh love the colours!! and Cookie A has some gorgeous patterns i will agree!!

i am waiting til next year to hit the sock knitting hard..it will be my 12 socks in 12 months.. i just have to work out what sort and how often (kids 8ply ones might do 2 pair in 1 month and so on) this might kill me but hell i got a whopper of a sock stash that needs dealing with.

jane said...

You are so smart to knit gifts early...I need to start knitting somc Christmas stockings for wedding gifts...maybe I should start now.....

Amanda said...

Socks - such great knitting. Love Cookies patterns as well.

Sandra said...

I have even recently bought new sock book, but since here is summer - doubt I will knit any pretty soon! But you never know!
Love the texture of Django's!

Jelly Wares said...

Gorgeous yarn, what great socks they'll make...
Here's hoping you stay well, nothing worse then being ill...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Louise said...

Beautiful colours, I can't wait to see how they knit up! I am planning on casting on cookie's monkey socks, I've had that one in my Rav queue for ages :)