HAPPY NEW YEAR! Where did that one go? Just before the family arrived and the festivities began, I just had time to complete these deliciously soft and snuggly 'Roger' socks, using 'tough love sock' from Sweet Georgia yarns. I love the colour and the pattern has to be up thee amongst my favourite sock patterns. There is enough detail to make them an interesting knit, but not so much that you are unable to memorise the rows. These will get top of the drawer usage, I'm sure!
In no time at all it seems, Christmas has been and gone, as has the New Year and it's celebrations. Family too have been and gone, with the last one leaving for London this morning. It's quiet here and tidy, with everything in it's place. There are no pens without lids on waiting to make their mark on the walls or furniture, no food particles lurking under tables and chairs, no screams of delight or frustration from the little people as tiredness takes its toll. It's just very quiet! There is a bit of knitting time now and a little room to reclaim my bloggy space and catch up with kitty friends; all before the dreaded S word and all that it entails invades once again. Yes, the Spring term begins tomorrow.
That said, it's been fun. We've survived, the ten of us plus two dogs, through the two week break, with plenty of outings, game playing, good food, fun and laughter. Santa brought some woolly surprises from Josiekitten and we enjoyed a lovely catch up over coffee and Christmas cake.
The younger Miss Snoops stayed for ten days. It was lovely to spend a bit longer with her than just a weekend. We took a picnic to Holkham beach a couple of times, including New Year's Day. It has to be one of the best beaches ever! Oscar thinks so anyway!
Easyknits. It so wonderfully soft to work with. Love it!
Believe it or believe it not there has been yet another cast-on chez Snoop's. I know 2015 was a rather a lean knitting year by Snoopydog's standards, but this year sees me raring to get back into the race.
The elder Ms Snoops requested a pair of 'plain ribbed red socks', so without any further ado, a very nice poppy red skein of Sweet Georgia's 'tough love sock' was wound and cast on. They have made a great pair of travelling socks on our beach excursions.
Did you spy that cute 'Three Bags Full' project bag, with the sweet little dogs wearing their red neckerchiefs? You did? Good! It was part of my Christmas goodie parcel from Josiekitten. Love it!
If the needles keep smoking as they have been, these little beauties will be ready to parcel up and send off very soon.