Saturday, 15 June 2019

Diversion into sock territory

After finishing the 2019 Christmas Ornaments and being unable to decide on which one I want to stitch for my tree, I meandered into the knitted sock territory.   Two balls of Opal Sock Yarn were calling to me so I found my double pointed needles and got started.   One pair are now finished and I am happy to say that they turned out identical twins!  
The other pair are almost done and it looks like there will be enough yarn left to try a child's pair from an ancient book which once belonged to the DBEM's mother.
And this diversion has been worthwhile.  Not only producing two pairs of warm socks but also the inspiration for my next project.   I have the book.   I purchased a piece of beautiful twill fabric and today ran that through the overlocker.  
Now I can make a start.   This is to fulfill a promise I made to the DBEM to stitch a notebook cover for her favourite niece's 60th birthday.   Watch this space.

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  1. Love the colour of your socks and a nice idea for a cross stitch cover, I shall watch how you get on.

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    1. I have many pairs of these warm woollen socks and enjoy wearing them through the winter. I'm wanting to try some childrens ones though to see if the left over yarn can be used.

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  2. The socks look very snuggly, and well done on getting the stripes to match!
    Looking forward to seeing the next project based on the hints given!

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    1. My cousin turns 60 and I am making the DBEM's git to her! Will get started on this soon and promise an update photo then:-)

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  3. Those socks are lovely! I did a pair very similar to the red/green one with Austermann Step, but it didn't have the lovely gradient in the green. Would you mind telling my what exactly the yarn is called?

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    1. I'll certainly do that Lenore - I'll take a photo of the ball band and do a post about it

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  4. I look forward to seeing what you are going to embroider on the twill Margaret, your needlework is always so pretty.

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    1. My lack of creativity is well known Ann so this is to be yet another notebook cover

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  5. Whew, you've been busy. Love both pairs of socks, great colors. Can't believe you got all that done so quickly. The book looks great, looking forward to seeing your project.
    Sandy's Space

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    1. I'm surprised too that they knitted up so quickly and it has been a great respite from needlework

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