Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Quite a lot of Progress

Very quick update today, as I'm heading straight into a meeting...


I finished the back of my Concur. I'm now slightly confused, as my gauge was right but it seems really small. Hmmmm. But it has been surprisingly fast to knit - possibly because it has been ages since I made a garment in pieces!

I've been working on my spinning, because I really want to make this into yarn! The colours in the fibre (that I was sent by the lovely Geeky Heather) are gorgeous.

Boyfriend's sock finally has a heel and a gusset. And a small amount of foot *grins* With any luck, his February birthday socks will be finished by, oh, say Christmas ;)

And there is one more project in the picture...


I cast on using my Skinny Bugga. I meant to wait until I had finished something else, probably boyfriend's sock. But then he gave me his cold and I was feeling sorry for myself, so I cast these on *laughs*

Yep, my luxury, expensive yarn is indeed becoming luxury expensive socks. It seems extravagant, but hey, sometimes extravagance is necessary ;) I've only done part of the toes so far, so they haven't revealed a name and I haven't decided if they will have a pattern. Even so, I love the colours already.

20 comments:

  1. Ohh the spinning looks lovely - lush colours!

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  2. Oh you do make me laugh so much - I LOVE the way you justified casting on something else before finishing the socks! And you're right, the colours on the toe look stunning - they remind me of a bluebottle!

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  3. oooh such pretty projects, the luxury socks are beautiful - have a knitty wednesday xxxx

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  4. What a fab pile of projects - love all the colours together!

    Do you think your cardi will get to the right size with blocking? It's amazing what water and pins can do ;)

    I think if you're going to pay out for good yarn, better to use it for something you're going to use and love on a regular basis than just have it sitting on the skein! Unless it's purely a decorative collection, I definitely think we should all be better at using our 'best' stash things for making rather than just looking at.

    You know, there might be a meme in that...

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  5. I agree with Laura, the best yarn make the nicest projects, and the best projects should be for you ;)

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  6. Lovely projects! I wish I could cast on another project but then I will NEVER finish the ones in progress. Love your socks :)

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  7. beautiful colors!!! you deserve those socks!

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  8. LOVE the socks. I have a skein of Bugga on it's way to me for the first time and I am so excited to get it!
    I also LOVE the spinning, the color is really pretty, fluffy and fun!

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  9. Ooh pretty - Lovely colours. The sock beginnings are looking cosy already.
    Enjoy finishing too.

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  10. Gorgeous projects and I cast on a new sock last night even though my other two are not completed...

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  11. We never think of our feet as something that deserves luxury but they DO! Good for you to knit those socks with such gorgeous yarn!

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  12. pretty little beginning to a sock!

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  13. Socks, socks, socks! What are hand-made socks for if you can't use a luxury yarn?

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  14. it's a perfect use for Bugga!, especially if you have the sniffles :)

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  15. What a great idea - start a toe up sock and see how it knits up before you decide on a pattern. I would never have thought of that in a million years! Looks like Leyburn socks might work nicely!

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  16. Go Natalie!! The spinning make me want to learn!! I agree about the extravagant socks, who will appreciate them more than you?? Love your projects!

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  17. Love all of the projects. Boyfirend's sock will get done if only to prove that it didn't take until Christmas to do so :)

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  18. You have some really pretty projects going. Love them

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  19. They look beautiful- and I don't see why you can't have luxury socks :) That sounds like a lovely bonus of being able to make your own ;)

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