Wednesday, 30 April 2008

My Knit Picks rock!

It took me a couple of months to make the first Tiger sock on bamboo needles and 3 days to make the second sock on Knit Picks. I am also crocheting a shawl at the same time so it wasn't constant sock knitting. I find that I have to alternate knitting with crochet during the evening to stop my hands aching too much. I am really impressed with the needles but I do have to be careful that my stitches don't slide off the needles as they are so smooth. The pattern is a free pattern by Northern Sunshine designs
It is a Knit 2 Purl 1 ribbed sock and was a very easy pattern to follow but I think I chose the wrong colour for knitting the pattern in dim lighting. The stitch is too easy so I tended to lose track whilst watching TV and knitting.
I was going to post some photos of my new sock yarn colours but they may be on tomorrow or it may be photos of the Short n sweet shrug that I made for Perran. Vicky took the photos so they look far better than the ones that I had taken whilst it was a WIP. I only like to post 3 or 4 photos at any one time. It is something for you to look at whilst my projects are under construction. I have finished the triangle of the smaller version of the Sweet Pea shawl and will crochet an edging around it tonight. I may however get swayed into casting on my niece's separate toe socks, or maybe a bit of both?
I haven't done a lot of anything today as my back is still recovering from Monday. After a really bad day it can take a few days for my back to settle down again. I have water aerobics in the morning and have to get there on the tram. I just hope that it is not raining heavily or I won't be going. I get very wet when it rains hard as I walk so slowly from my house to the tram and from the tram to the Leisure Centre. I am going to miss my car on Thursdays from now on. I keep thinking perhaps not many more lessons before my operation but the weeks keep passing by and my letter doesn't arrive. I am starting to run out of patience as my back is getting progressively worst and every week I can do less and the pain is more. If anyone from Hope Hospital reads my blog please give Mr Mohammad a reminder that I am still waiting patiently and painfully.
I am making leek and potato soup tonight and as usual find it hard to make small size portions just for me so there will be plenty left over for the next day or so. It's a good job that I don't mind eating leftovers.

1 comment:

Zuleika said...

I love those socks! Amazing how much faster you can knit with the new needles. Don't worry, your letter will come soon. :-)