I finished Lilac and Linen on Friday night, it's a 3-ply fingering weight which is what I was aiming for. The fibre was Merino/Nylon pin-drafted and is rather lovely. Should make beautiful socks once I've finished the current 2 pairs on the needles.
The weekend held good and bad; Thomas and the boys came into town with me on Saturday while I went to the guild which was good, the bad was that the boys weren't quite as well behaved as he'd hoped so I had to leave a little early; nothing bad really more high spirits but considering they almost ended up with Ian under an SUV I think Thomas made the right decision. While at the guild I got a reasonable amount done on my first ever colourwork socks; these are being knitted using stranded knitting and just 2 colours. The pattern is Bug Out which is the second Vintage Purls Winter Sock Club 2010 pattern and is just yummy!
Getting back to these socks though, on the left is the top of the sock.
After we left the guild we went to get shoes for the boys, George's old sneakers were pretty cheap and you could tell, they were literally falling apart. This time instead of Dowsons we went to Hannahs and got the boys each a pair of these:
When we got home Ian got into his Dad's Judo Gi; perhaps a little too big? He really liked it though, pity he doesn't listen when we try him at a class. George does Judo on Monday nights but he's only recently started getting it and tonight is testing night so we'll see just how much he has been listening!
I was planning on holding onto this till Christmas, but it'll get used now seeing as it's winter so I decided to hand it over now; I can always make something else for Christmas if I draw Mum.
2 more photo's to come, the first is of the wonderful fibre swap that arrived here this morning, this is from Kate in New Plymouth. Thomas will get the chocolate, I'll drink the hot chocolate and needless to say I'll be spinning and knitting the fibre; it's very nice indeed, and there's some very cute wee flowers that I think were crocheted.
I don't know what the fascination is, but she does it with the dryer occasionally too; funny cat!
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