Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Socks, flowers, soap and more yarn

I read everything I could get my hands on and found knitty's socks 101 the most helpful. This is my first attempt at socks and it is so stressful wondering how they'd turn out.

I couldn't find a pattern that is suitable for the tension I got from the Opal yarn and instead of the 2.5 mm needles recommended I decided on 2 mm. So I'm winging it with the help of these magazines. I've had the Knit & Style for ages and never gave the sock instructions a second glance and they turn out to be so good, distinct colours for different parts.

More sock yarn arrived via Mona (again) and in between her to-ing and fro-ing from the hospital, left the yarn for me to collect. The plain brown is for DH who has always insisted that sock knitting is too much trouble. But I shall prove him wrong.

As with most years, I was going to let the day slip by without any fuss until I came downstairs to find these flowers on the dining table. My favourite flowers and soaps! JS and YL had splashed out their pocket money for the surprise. Hugs!

Pek Wah and I share the same birthday and would call each other to wish ourselves a Happy Birthday every year. She suggested we no longer celebrate birthdays from now but the anniversary of our xxx (a favourable year like 30th?) birthday! That way we'd stay 30 forever. Now, isn't that much much better?


Doreen said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you. Hope its not too late.

opportunityknits said...

You knitted your first sock already! I read somewhere that going down a needle size is good for socks, so don't worry.
Happy 30th birthday, Sally!

Dove Knits said...

Wow, look at you and your socks go!

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

I think I have the Dancing yarn in that same colorway!

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