February 05, 2006
socks on needles
Well here we are at last, socks on needles. Not sure how long for as it is very awkward knitting with several needles. And to think some people do this for pleasure??? This was my order from Web of Wool, gorgeous colours and really spooky. We had our Imbolc celebration Friday and at the end we all took a talisman home. Mine was lunar and the slip of paper attached gave various details of lunar talismans one of which was the colours associated Purple and Blue. I had asked Web of Wool to surpirse me with colour a few days ago so coincidence or no? DH talisman was Jupiter and the colours associated were same as mine but opposite so where purple was my positive blue negative his were reversed. Least I think that was way and without looking for paper it will have to do. So back to the socks. I've cast on naturally as you can tell, I've done 2 rounds and it is so so fiddly. Pins are too fine for me as much as anything. My health stuff means I can't feel the pins as I should in my hands they are too fine. That won't be a worry next time I'll knit with bigger pins thicker wool. I'm not giving up yet. Other thing though is the darned things keep getting in the way while I'm working on one lot. Why do they do that and why do I care? Well I am determined to knit socks just to know I can still do it. I learnt as a very young child to do them and was quite happy making socks, but hey folks that was over 45 years ago and since then just bootees for my children and baby socks, this again over 30+ years so not exactly in the back of my mind waiting to be called on. On a more positive note me and Morse did more of the crochet throw for my sofa last night. Well Morse entertained me while I crocheted. This was more like as I can fly through the crochet without watching and it does help a girl to feel less inadequate after sock hell. Today more done on the cakes after a very late start for me. I've been fighting off a rotten throat infection for nearly a week now and it isn't going. I'll be doctors tomorrow if it isn't gone. I can barely speak(DH says not a bad thing that) and swallowing is a nightmare. So late start and now I think back to the socks, what do you say???