Sorry I've been gone so long.........I've been busy knitting socks and haunting Ravelry forums and my blog has been neglected. I haven't been reading blogs either so I'm sorry I'm so far behind on commenting. I think I'm going to have to start afresh from today rather than trying to catch up.
Because I've only been knitting socks I didn't think it would make for a very interesting blog read but I'm going to show you what I've been doing anyway:
First of all, how's this for a PAIR of lovely socks?
Knit as part of Sock Knitters Anonymous' March Mystery sock Knit Along and designed by Stephanie of VeryBusyMonkey. (Moogsmum managed to knit TWO pairs before I had even finished my first sock!)
I really enjoyed knitting these and waiting for each clue to be published - I even knit both socks at the same time - something I've never done before! And I love the colour - it was christened "Primrose" but I have renamed it Sherbert Lemon.
And I found a better pattern for the lovely wool from Quinn
It's called Cherry Swirls and is a really easy knit - but it's not a "flowing" knit - by which I mean it doesn't flow easily from the needles like some patterns - so it has been stuck at this stage for quite a while because I have been distracted by other more interesting patterns. But the wool is lovely and the colour is gorgeous. (Moogsmum managed to cast on and knit a pair of these in about 5 seconds flat so it's probably just me that has a problem with the pattern! We've come to the conclusion that she is a Knitting-Robot so I no longer need to worry about not being able to keep up!!)
Yesterday I cast on a new sock with some lovely handpainted yarn by Barbara at Ring-a-Rosie - my lovely local wool shop (I've spent a lot of time there lately too!).
I did the ribbing yesterday evening and then spent a lovely afternoon today knitting 5 repeats of the pattern - I'm nearly onto the heel already. The pattern is called Tadpoles which is nicely-Springly-appropriate - even if I don't have any tadpoles or frogspawn in my allotment pond (I've been spending time up there too!)
And in the evenings I have joined the hoards crocheting an Attic24 Granny Stripe blanket with a gazillion different colours
So I have been immersing myself in woolly goodness and spending more time smiling and a lot less time crying. All good.