Saturday, 24 January 2009


Just finished the first pair of my 'Sock Challenge 2009' socks! They were made with Noro sock yarn that I received for Christmas from Mr Snoopydog. The colours are fab, but the yarn is a little coarse on the hands when you are working with it. It also has lots ot very thin and then very thick bits, which is sometimes tricky when you are working on 2.5's. The pattern is the 'Waving Not Drowning' sock pattern which is free from the Violet Green website.

Oh and while I'm at it......just must show you the pair I cast on last night. Just couldn't resist the colours! It's a Colinette 'Jitterbug' yarn and the colourway is 'Mardi Gras'. I'm just using the Yarn Harlot's 'Plain Sock Recipe', as I want a simple plain pattern to have on the go alongside other things. The Yarn Police will probably be after, as this was a 2009 purchase from the Colinette website and I'm supposed to be on a stash bust!!! I was buying some yarn for something specific (which is allowed!), but this colourway just begged to be bought. Same postage price whether one skein or, yes there are two more skeins of 'Jitterbug'. I'll show you those another time. Just feast your eyes on these gorgeous colours for now.

1 comment:

josiekitten said...

Love the colours of the Jitterbug! And the Noro socks look great too -hopefully the yarn will soften a bit after washing! I'm sure the Yarn Police are watching with interest!! LOL