Sunday, 7 November 2010

ADDICTED TO......................

 I had a quick count up this afternoon, of all the pairs of socks that I've made since beginning to knit again, in April 2008. Do you know how many pairs I've made? Well, I've completed 36 pairs (that does include the three pairs that I am currently working on). Had they have all been for myself, I would have more than enough pairs to see me through more than a month, before needing to do any sock washing :-). Here they are, in order, going all the way back to the first pair I made.Although I'm sure I have more than enough pairs, I do still have a very sizeable stash of delicious sock yarn, so I'm certainly not going to stop the 'sock factory' just yet. I must admit, I probably prefer sock knitting to any other! I like the fact that they are so portable and once you have 'Kitchenered' the last stitch, that's it! You have a sock! Just a couple of ends to sew in and then pop them on your feet.

Sock knitting has been slow, as has every other kind of knitting, this week. School is slowly monopolising my evenings at the moment. I have begun the little Aran cardi for Sophie, that I bought yarn for at half-term. I struggled to find a pattern that I liked and that I had sufficient yarn for. In the end, I plumped for this little bolero design by Debbie Bliss.

The yarn is Rico's 'creative poems' aran and is pure wool. It does need hand washing though, which is not ideal for a baby garment. The colours are beautiful though and it is made n one piece, so not too much of the dreaded 'sewing up' either.

I've spotted a sharp, colour-change line that I don't like. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention last night! You can see where I mean, over by the circular needle. In fact the flex is circling the exact spot!!!! So you know what this evening's job is going to be. It's such a quick and easy pattern, I'm sure it will be finished and ready to show next weekend.

Oscar's had his two hydrotherapy sessions this week and is now up to 8 mins in the pool each time. He absolutely adores it!

Right, I now need to sort out some school bits for tomorrow, sort out the mess in the kitchen and sort out my knitting!!! Have a great week.


Wyatt said...

You make the best socks ever! So cheerful and cozy.
That hydro-pool is really interesting. We have never seen one before. Glad Oscar likes it and it is working for him.


Kathy said...

Oscar looks thoroughly at home there ...I hope it does the trick and he heals nicely!
Your sock colection is stunning .. you've got some amazing colours there!
Whenever I read your blog it reminds me of how much work I'll be facing when I go back to work. I'm really going to miss my time at home!
Hope your week isn't too busy!
Love Kathy xxx

Sarah said...

You are such a prolific sock maker! I know I have said it before, but I wish I could knit socks.
I love the little cardi and that picture in the pattern book is so sweet. Oscar looks like he is having a lot of fun in the pool!
I hope you find some time in between school stuff to make more socks!

josiekitten said...

Love your collection of socks! I might just have to do the same thing and scare myself with how many pairs I've made. Mind you, it's probably a lot more scary looking at how much yarn I've got to make new pairs! The colours in that bolero are beautiful. Hope Oscar continues to improve. xxx

Jenny said...

Inspirational, there are some yarns there that I need to buy and you tackle much more complicated patterns too. Beautiful work, you must be very proud of yourself. Wonderful that Oscar is so happy with his treatment, you'll never keep him out of water now. Have a great week at work and with your current lovely knitting projects.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Your socks are just beautiful! We can't pick out just one favorite pair - there are too many beauties!
Oscar does look happy to be in the water.

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

kate said...

Fabulous socks! I recognized some patterns and even one of the yarns - I have the same blue opal used on one of my pairs.

Glad Oscar is enjoying the hydro therapy, hope it is working well for him.

The Garden Bell said...

I just want to come over and rifle through your sock drawer. This so make me want to take up knitting in a bad way. They are all lovely. Just how do you choice which to wear. Glad to here Oscar did well in the pool. Thanks you so much for your kind words. I'll be back in the swing shortly.


The Knitty Biddy said...

There are worse things to be addicted to than sock knitting!
I'm a packaging designer for a sock company when I'm not knitting so I've seen lots of socks and your socks are great.

Northern Monkey said...

There are some lovely socks there! I love sock knitting too.

Stadtwaldvogel said...

It's hard to guess what you are addicted to. ;-) Many pretty socks! The little bolero will be cute! Oscar seems to be better, that's good.
Yours, Julie

Teje said...

Dear Ros and Oscar, how nice to see you again! Oscar seems to enjoy swimming - he's real fan of tennis ball, like Nero!
Your socks are so wonderful with all rainbow colours! Mine are much more boring...but they can swim...
Sophie's jacket is qute and the model so wonderful that I would like that for my self also!
Thank you for your visit!
Hugs from Teje and Nero

Tracy said...

WOW--loved seeing Oscar doing his hydro-therapy--very impressive! So glad it helps him, and probably very fun to him too. Also seriously impressive is all the socks you've been knitting--fun to see so many here! I love that photo on the left column showing socks as well as doggie paws. ;o) The new jacket for Sophie is wonderful--and such great wool! Happy Days, Ros ((HUGS))

Country Girl said...

I really must learn to knit socks one of these days, the yarns are just so delicious!
Glad to see that Oscar is doing well.

Fiona said...

What a lot of knitting. I can almost hear the needles clicking from my house!

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Wow!!! What a lot of socks! They're all lovely.

And what great photos of Oscar, her really seems like he's enjoying himself!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

The socks are all wonderful and certainly a perfect gift to those luck enough to receive a pair.
The colours for Sophie's new sweater are vibrant and full of life...
Best wishes to Oscar and his continuing therapy.
Susan x

Casper Bear said...

Your socks are just fabulous! Mum loves them all. We are so glad hydrotherapy is working for Oscar. I am back in the pool tomorrow for my tenth session which is working for me too. Way to go!
Lotsa Licks
Casper Bear

melissa said...

well of all the things in the world one could be addicted to i think you've picked a pretty good one! especially given the beautiful results!

and i'm glad that oscar's swims are going well!

Rainy Daisy said...

Awww puppy! This surely tugs at my heartstrings a bit. I love seeing happy dogs playing in water.