Friday, March 4, 2011

A lot more like it

I've been out a lot this week and plugging away on the mohair blend socks I keep persisting with, so as to have warm feet on these cold days we're still having:


It was interesting on the bus when I got stuck doing the first heel flap - I suspect socks are only really travel knitting for me when they are at the foot or the leg, and then only if the leg isn't patterned - but I made it through and got both socks past their heels after all those trials and tribulations with the fitting.

This is the sock I took out with me yesterday:


This is the one I worked on while planted on the sofa in the evenings:


I guess I was out even more than I thought.  H'mmm.

Anyway it looks like I'm almost finished with these guys and their dear rounded little toes, which also means I am almost finished with my Stoddart yarn.  I'll have to get more at the next knitting fair, unless I break down and order some online, which I might do because I looooove this yarn, and it's not as though I don't have an excuse to treat myself today.

8 comments:

heklica said...

It's such a lovely looking pair, you're going to love wearing them :)

JMS said...

OK - don't know if you remember me - I've been gone for A LONG TIME - but I write Random Ramblings (jennifershell.blogspot.com). I'm new to Ravelry. What's your "handle" so I can look you up!?

jshell73@gmail.com

Hope you're well!
Jennifer

Mary Keenan said...

Nice to see you again, Jennifer! If you click on the sock monkey and cow at the topmost left corner of the screen, it'll take you straight to my Ravelry profile.

Karen said...

Oh, I love that yarn too! So pretty and warm-looking. Wear those socks in good health, my dear!

Wormwood said...

Are you able to tell if a pattern contains errors just by reading the pattern before knitting it? Or do you discover the errors after you try out a pattern that contains mistakes?

Mary Keenan said...

H'mmm... that's a good question Wormwood. I know my technical editor friend can read a pattern and knit it virtually which means she'd spot an error, but I'd probably have to knit it and fix the problems on the fly. Mostly the patterns I've knit with mistakes in them are my own, while I'm still working them out ;^)

Wormwood said...

If you ever knit someone else's pattern that contains an error please mention that on your blog. My sister once gave me a book that contained mistakes and I didn't know how to fix it so I ended up knitting a "patch" for it.

Mary Keenan said...

That is so resourceful!!