My slow hand work this week has been working on socks, plus a little hand stitching on an apron. Socks first – I’m knitting away on two pair of fine 4ply socks for my granddaughters. They were so thrilled with the pair they each received last Christmas that they were more than happy with another pair. After all, they said, they had never had a hand knitted pair of socks before! How could I refuse? This time, they checked out the internet with me and chose their own wool. Emma chose the pink and green yarn, and Megan chose the variegated purple.
Socks for the grand-daughters
The weather is certainly cooling down here and I’ve taken to wearing my heavier 12ply socks here at home. I sent a snap chat to daughter Nicky showing off a nice cozy pair which I had completed last year but only just worn. Mentioned that these heavier socks are so nice and warm and so much quicker to knit. Please, she asked, can you knit me a pair for my birthday? Well, of course I will, and she wanted the colour to be a surprise. I think she would prefer darker or more muted shades, so I’ll have to go shopping.
Cozy toes for winter
I’ve started another stitchery project recently so I’m slowly working on that. This one is on the bib of an apron for me to use in our caravan, so has a camping theme. Must get on with this, it’ nice simple stitching (what I do, nothing fancy) and as I’m using Perle No 5 thread it stitches up quite quickly. This is a Stitchers Revolution design.
New apron for the caravan