Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hand knitted socks...or should I say 'sock' singular.


I finished work (for the second time) a couple of weeks ago and while having a leisurely glass of Cab Sav at the end of my last day, I was pondering my future and indulgently dreaming about how much sewing and creative time I would now have.

Pure bliss.

It was obviously during my second  glass that I came up with a little personal challenge for myself - to hand make, op-shop, or up-cycle everything I purchase to wear for the next twelve months.

I did notice in the light of day the following morning however that my sock and knicker drawer is looking somewhat sparse which is a little bit scary.

Anyway...

Check this out...


I have three quarters of a sock!

I'm so in love with my funky sock that I've ordered enough yarn for eight (yes you read that right) more pairs of socks.  I hope I can stop hopping round on one foot admiring my own skill long enough to get some actual knitting done.

This challenge is going to be so much fun!

4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Love that sock!
What yarn are you using?
Andy

Fran Ponta said...

Hi Andy. It's Heirloom 'Jigsaw' 4 ply self patterning sock yarn...what a mouthful! So entertaining to knit tho (better than the tellie).
Fran.

M said...

Never mind the dish cloths, but I'll take a pair of these!

Fran Ponta said...

They're great aren't they? I have more wool on it's way to my house all the way from Germany!