Sunday, 29 January 2012

Succumbed to Socks!

It has been a while since I have knitted socks and recently it seems lots of folks are making some lovely ones and I got to wondering why I stopped. It would seem that I don't like heel flap heels and hate the stitch picking up part - my favourite socks are all short row wrap and turn heels. So having flipped through my lovely 'Socktopus' book I decided to try something new with the Spring shoots socks . These socks are toe up and also done by knitting the foot and heel then snipping it open to add the leg. Progress is slow due to the 'commission cardi' that and the fact that I started knitting a medium and had to go back because it turns out my foot is a small! These are my 6am knitting project as I can almost knit them in my sleep! Turns out I am much more accomplished at doing things in virtual sleep mode than I ever though possible! The only down side to living this way is that my body doesn't seem to be burning up the calories as quickly and my middle is getting bigger - much like poor Ted as well but for very different reasons.

Last weekend we were given a 'Herman cake' which is a sour dough friendship cake that you look after for 9 days (adding things as you go) and then split up and bake your share. It is a lovely idea but smells like a brewery (guess the yeast part is working) and I can't wait to bake our bit of him. We have a few more days to go and I will be able to share him with you (virtually that is) but it has been a bit of fun really.

I do have a question for you though - does anyone else listen to podcasts I have a few favourites mostly knitting related but wondered if I am alone in my love of them? I like to listen to them when I am in the car on my own pootling off to collect one of my lot or on my way back from dropping them off. Let me know if you have a favourite please?


Claire said...

I must admit to planning to listen to podcasts but never getting the time or remembering to do so. I am inspired by you though, which ones do you listen to and where do you get them from?

I knitted one pair of socks for the old man, and have yet to make some for me, but I refound a pattern for some lovely socks using DT handpainted sock yarn and solid black for the zigzag stripes, and I remembered that I buoght the yarn, yonks ago - just got to find it now :)

Sugar Hippo said...

I do so love knitting socks! Since I introduced my workmate I have rediscovered my mojo and am on my 4th pair this year! Wish I had feet like you though. I always start medium only to discover my feet are large :( I do listen to podcasts occasionally - but I don't always remember to do it! There are a couple of good ones out there.

MLJ1954 said...

Love those socks. I think I've knitted 3 - 1/2 pairs. I look forward to seeing the pics (both socks and the Herman cake). Never heard of a Herman cake.

I don't do podcasts. Like Claire, I intend to but I don't.