August 25, 2008
A wheel of socks, progress so far
I thought you might like to see how far I've progressed on the lunar year of socks for the hospice. I decided a wheel shape in honour of the wheel of the year was the most suitable way to display them. There are 25 pairs of socks here so far and we are only 2/3rds of the way through the year. Far more than my original hope of 1 pair per lunar month, making 13 pairs in all.
I hadn't realised how many I'd made. Especially if you think I've made pairs for family, shawls and more:) This doesn't include the 2 pairs made by Jane and Gourdon Girl, 27 pairs up to now:)
I think the hospice will be very pleased don't you? I want to thank everyone who got involved in this project and sent me yarn, it is very much appreciated. As you know this project is very dear to me.
Also in answer to the emails I've had, yes please to sock yarn. I can always use more as this project will be continuing next year all be it in a slightly different form. I am hoping to purchase some more of the more exotic yarns when I can get them such as Sundara, Wollmeise etc Not that they are better, its just that I wanted to show the whole range you can knit with. Most people aren't aware of the sock obsession around the world, well you wouldn't be if you didn't knit socks I guess.
More pictures tomorrow of the Mr Mog socks and my purple shawl.
Next socks in the hospice project? That would be Rosie's yarn she dyed for me I think
The Lake Isle of Innisfree BY WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree, And a small cabin build there, of clay a...
Summer Solstice 2010 in Glastonbury, the energies very different this time. Was it the amount of people, the proximity to festival time or ...
What to do and what not to do when one is winding a hank of mohair. DON'T wind yarn inside if you can avoid doing so. DO wind outside...