More wool accidentally jumped into my hands the other day when I was at Ring-a-Rosie's. In my defence, I was minding my own business, buying totally different wool, when I spotted Barbara's latest sock knitting lying there in full view on the counter! What was I supposed to do? Ignore it? Or fall head over heels in love with a ball of wool. Yup, that's what I did. Totally irrational - but it is lovely. I just wish I had a decent photograph of it but here goes - this is my Regia World College Color sock that I started this morning -
it's dk so it knits up super fast.
And look! I've got sock blockers! I'm SOOOOOOOOOO excited about these (maybe I need to talk to the doctor about my medicine levels?!?!)
I've blocked my first Spring Forward sock so you have to endure two new photos of it in all its glory
The distance shot......................and the close up
and to prove that I haven't been completely lead astray by my new sock wool here is Spring Forward #2
As you can see, the way the wool works means that it is going to be an upside down version of the first sock, but that's fine.
Another new purchase was a beautiful set of blue pressed glass Sundae dishes from the local auction rooms which have been put to use for sweeties and jelly and ice cream.
In fact I seem to have a camera full of photos the children have taken of their latest jelly creations - I even have videos of them turning the jelly out of the mould but I'll spare you those. ;o)
Daisy made me laugh the other day when she came through to the kitchen like this...........
her Heath Robinson-esque solution to the need to finger-knit on-the-go! (her ball of wool is carefully stored inside the basket)
And finally, my new friend...............
.................likes to hang out in front of the computer checking out his antipodean cousins
Here's Baxter's cousin Spike. Not an original name I know, but it's what Dottie was called when I was pregnant so it seemed a good name to choose.
He looks like he's striding out purposefully here!
Another fantastic pattern Jodie - and I might be able to squeeze a second hedgehoggy friend out of the fabrics you sent. Once I've properly finished poor Spike - who doesn't have his arms and legs sewn on tightly! Only blog-finished, the poor chap.
Right, I'm off to knit some more of my sock..............