WIP WIP Hooray!

Today is a special person's 40th birthday!!!!!! 
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We will be celebrating at the weekend but for today it's business as usual - almost. I made him a little something this week so you'll have to wait until FO Friday for that - I will TRY to get a picture of him wearing it for Friday's post, but he's a bit camera shy so I can't promise.

And so for my other Work in Progress. I already wrote about my puffing disasters yesterday, so last night, I decided it was time to try something new! In fact, given recent experience it may have been a little foolish - this is the status update from the CFTC Facebook page last night... 
But surprisingly, it worked! I managed to make the toe and the first part of the foot without any problems. There are a few stitches that are not quite perfect but I am very pleased with it so far. 
I'm using Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson and started this following the pattern from the Gusset Heel Socks because I preferred that cast-on, but I may use the heel from the Short Row Socks - I'm not sure yet. 

Well that's it for today - I'm off to Body Balance. This is my first week back into my regular exercise schedule but after several weeks off prior to- and during Christmas, I'm finding it a bit of a struggle. There was a little devil on my shoulder this morning suggesting I cancel the class and knit instead. I. Must. Be. Strong - there's a birthday takeaway on offer this evening, after all! 

Hope you have a lovely day, and don't forget to check out the other WIPs at Tami's


  1. Yay, socks! Love the yarn, and it looks like they are going beautifully already!

    Also, re the first picture - Happy Birthday (and what a cutie!)

  2. Wow - those socks look awesome!

  3. The socks look so nice!love the colour.
    Happy birthday to your Special person :)

  4. Excellent way to challenge yourself! I have tried continental but I twist my stitches and apparently I am too lazy to look up a video on youtube.
    The socks look wonderful.

  5. Happy birthday Easy Rider aka D

    and he doesnt look camera shy at all in that photo, maybe pose him on his motorbike while wearing the F?

  6. Beautiful socks, hope the body balance went well, congrats for going, and happy birthday to your mister!

  7. I'm lovin' your socks! I must learn to knit socks this year!

  8. Looking good! I'm gonna try a different toe up pattern for my next pair.

  9. Good luck Sarah! I haven't tried toe up yet but I'll be reading your progress w/interest.
    Hau 'oli la hanau to your man.
    My husband used to ride; I should have taken a pic of him on his motorcycle before he sold it.

  10. Your socks look really good, good luck with the rest of them! Love the yarn!

  11. Have fun celebrating! The toe-up sock looks great so far!

  12. For some reason I really like that yarn you're using! Such cool colors :D
    ps Oh, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

  13. It looks like you are doing really well with your sock so far and you have really good choices in colour!!

    Happy birthday to your mister :)

  14. The sock looks great! I can't wait to start my first pair of socks. I think I might try toe-up since it seems easier than top-down. How are you liking the toe-up method so far?


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