Last night at knit night with the Richmond Knitters I finished the second sleeve and joined the sleeves to the body of Manu. No mean feat considering I only do social/easy knitting on these nights and had been imbibing alcohol (and steak, desperate need due to weekend of abstinence).
So as new friend Vintagenettles quite rightly pointed out last night, this is some cause for celebration due to the fact that the majority of the knitting is over. However, with Manu this only means all of the brainless knitting is over, the rest requires some concentration and the ability to count. Whilst I am capable of both ordinarily(honest!), it does mean that Manu is no longer a social project. It’s also not portable due to the change in weather as alpaca/silk cardigans draped over one’s knees in 30+ degrees anyone? It seems then that it is the perfect time to cast on for the Vintage-esque boot socks. These will be knit mostly using my old fave David’s toe-up sock cookbook with a twist. That twist comes in the guise of stripes which strangely is something I have never knitted before. Also, the socks are going to be knee high to keep me snug when wearing boots, I’m desperate for some cute wellies. The vintage bit comes because the colours are a bit “land army girl” and that era to me.
So these will be my on-the-go and knit night project. Talking of knit night, last night I revealed a kind of knitting blasphemy to Sharondoubleknit…
…I prefer knitting vanilla socks!!! So there, the honest truth, now I shall await the looks of incredulity from my knitting friends. Whilst I am being honest, yesterday I made a frivolous purchase…
Sock blockers! Yes, I know they are completely unnecessary but they make your socks look pretty and it means I don’t have to scare you with photos of my pasty white legs.