Saturday, 3 October 2009

Ibble Obble Chocolate Bobble!

This old rhyme keeps popping into my head as I knit these! The construction is quite different to any other toe up socks I have done before and the grey yarn you can see is the waste yarn that you put in so you can add an after thought heel (again another new one to me) but the sock has grown really quickly as the yarn is DK weight - I am using a cotton type which is lovely to feel but a bit splitty (I nearly didn't use it but after having bought it I felt I should at least give it a go). The bobbles are really easy to do after you get the hang of them and I am using the knitting backwards technique as well so I don't need to keep turning them around.

The bobbles remind me of a favourite jumper I had when I was a teenager it was a lavender coloured fluffy type and had bobbles all over it - it was my favourite for years. I guess the bobbles were made in exactly the same way as these and I remember being in awe of who ever knitted it as I knew back then how much work would have gone into making the whole thing!
How life has moved on since those days (I wouldn't want to go back though)!

1 comment:

Sugar Hippo said...

I recognise those socks!! I haven't started that pattern yet but yours look fab. I'll add them to my ever growing 'to do' list.