Thank you everyone who responded to my last post, a tutorial will due-ly be created (along with a pair of mitts for me). Please be patient as half-term starts at the end of this week and we have family visits, canoe trips and various Halloween treats planned. Rest assured I will do it as soon as possible as I am desperate to start wearing a pair of purple felt mittens as I go about my daily tasks - no matter how hard they make it to actually do anything!
Today I want to show you the lovely yarn and fibre I bought at our Guild meeting last week. Our Guest speaker was Jeni from Fibrespates , who was incredibly interesting and generous with her knowledge. She told us all about her journeys in fibre and yarn both metaphorically and in reality (her stories of the skill of the women workers in Peru were amazing) and she also brought a huge supply of her different products to tempt us with. I couldn't resist and bought a plait of Falkland fibre to spin and a couple of skeins of hand painted sock yarn.
Now comes the cry for help! I have decided to use one skein to make a simple shawl/wrap and the other I want to make into a super pair of socks. I tend to wear socks on display with clogs or my favourite mary janes (look at the seventh photo) and I think this wool should knit up into something worth showing off. My dilemma is which sock pattern to use - I have knitted three pairs before, one pair using two needles and two using double points. The pattern I used was nice and simple but it does tend to bag a bit around the ankles and I would like something (maybe with a decorative rib?) that would stay a bit tighter. Can you recommend the perfect pattern? Remember, it has to be easy and written in a simple way that doesn't trigger my pattern anxiety and ideally it would be a shortish sock so I can finish it this year! I would be very grateful for any suggestions you might have, especially if they are guarenteed idiot proof.
I'll be back tomorrow with another Tuesday through my window and then hopefully, later in the week I will have completed something very special, started at the weekend, and will be able to show and tell you all about the wonderful workshop I attended in Ruthin on Saturday. Enjoy your Monday!