This is a good chance to have a clean out.
This is very dull compared with other people's handbags!
Egads, its worse than I thought. Trust me, they're pretty!
Yarn: Knittery merino-cashmere in Merlot (link above)
Sticks: 2.75mm knitpicks dpns
Mods: Several. Remedial sock knitter here, don't forget. I didn't follow the first two lines of the pattern; I just used my usual cable cast on and then did 20 rows of twisted rib. I also had to make them a bit longer to fir the recipient's foot, so did an extra half pattern rep (rows 9-16), then did a usual flat unpatterned toe shaping and grafted toe (instead of the slight patterning as stated). Oh, and an eye-of-partridge heel too. Just to make myself feel clever!
I really can't take credit for these socks coming out so well; the pattern is really straight forward and I enjoyed knitting them. But I must thank Bells and RoseRed for holding my hand when I got all angsty and needy over the changes.
In other news:
Nada. Nix. Nought. Nothing.
Looking for a reasonably priced rental property that is livable is a depressing and infuriating process. We still dont have a house, and we have 4 more weeks to find one.
However, we are packing and cleaning, so we are at least trying to get ready. Please keep fingers crossed for us!
So that's it - the long weekend will surely be spent doing more packing and cleaning. Oh joy.
But there is another project on the needles that I will blog shortly - its a secret-squirrel gifty project, so I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you. And there's too much packing to be done for that!