Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Socks, socks & books!

In light of yesterday's Spinning Show & Tell, it will come as little surprise when I tell you that there has been very little knitting going on this week, but I do have two pairs of socks on the go: 
WIPs and books.
The first are Wendy D Johnson's Diagonal Lace Socks using Drops Fable and the others, which I cast on last week, are my version of Hermione's Everyday Socks in A Stash Addict's Ooh La La Sock yarn. "My version" because I'm simply using my favourite toe-up vanilla sock combined with the reverse stitch pattern of this (free) cuff-down design. As mentioned previously, I'm knitting this pair as part of A Yarn Loving Mama's Summery Sock Kal and am now onto the gusset increases so I'm hopeful for a FO at the end of next week. 

I've been reading quite a bit and have finished The Universe Versus Alex Woods which I really enjoyed - despite it being a novel about assisted suicide. Defintely worth a read - very quirky and some great characters.
Edited: Pictured is The End of Your Life Book Club which I've just started dipping into and forgot to mention - more on that next week.

Today's links are Tami's WIP Wednesday and Ginny's Yarn Along. Enjoy! 


  1. Ooh, they are both so pretty! Love the diagonal lace and the little dotty bits. Cute.
    And, as for your spinning. I have got to get back at it ... your posts are making me drool now :)

  2. Two awesome pairs of socks. One of these days I need to try my hand at TAAT. I am so excited for my spinning lessons next month.

  3. great photography -- I have such a hard time capturing colors accurately sometimes. Happy knitting!

  4. I love both of those colorways, so different, but both pretty in their way, and the socks you're knitting them into fit them so well.

  5. Beautiful colour and beautiful pattern. I have only made plain socks so far, you have inspired me to maybe try a simple pattern.

  6. PS just looking through your past posts and it seems to me that we are at a similar stage with our spinning, and I feel just as obsessed with the whole thing. Look forward to reading more.

  7. the lace detail on the socks is gorgeous! Might have to knit them up someday!!

  8. Your socks are gorgeous! I love the tiny stitches and the yarn is gorgeous!

  9. You are so awesome, Sarah! And so patient. Two sock projects at the same time and two each at a time? Wowzers!
    Did you have to reverse the st pattern b/c you're going toe up? I want to try toe up.

  10. I just bought the End of Your Life Bookclub and plan to start it as soon as I finish my present book; I heard it was great.


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