23.1.09

pretty in pink

Some softer than soft angora, pinker than sky blue pink socks for mum coming to visit for the day next week. Lovely yarn, though it breaks easily and needed some patience and adjusted tension, and they might not last for long, even as comfort socks, but they'll be lovely while they do. A really basic top down sock pattern, inherited from my grandmother. I've fooled around with toe up, but top down remains my first love - even the picking up stitches and kitchener... Knitted in simple stocking stitch (ideal TV knitting) starting with a provisional cast on so I could finish them off from the top up to make the best of every scrap of yarn and finish off with a comfy picot edge. Looking forward to seeing you mum. In the meantime back to the baby knitting... C

4 comments:

mum said...

gosh thank you!!! see you next week

Jenny said...

I totally agree its better to have something wonderful if short lived than never to have had it at all, and those socks are very lovely. What a thoughtful thing to do.

Poshyarns said...

They are beautiful and I agree wholeheartedly with Jenny's comment. Better to have something so lovely for a short time. Handknitted socks are definitely about luxury.

mum said...

reading jenny and rebecca's lovely comments about C's pink socks - have to just say - the ARE indeed beautiful BUT more than that - certainly the ones i have just worn out - the soft warm fluffy slightly longer than ankle socks are like being wrapped in a warm blanket! they are my best thing for chilly evenings!! good job a new pair is ready, my old ones now have naked heels!!!!