Hello everyone hope you are all keeping warm here in NZ, very cold and frosty and I can even see a light dusting of snow on the Stoke hills, unusual for us .
What better things you can do on a cold but sunny wintery day but make homemade bread and of course The Pumpkin Soup! AND KNIT of course.
I have finished a few items the first being Patricks sock in VP yarn in a green grey colour, he absolutely loves them, its the only things to keep his feet warm in his freezing office. I just managed to get a pair out of his size 12 feet with a little bit left I knit till 8 ins then did a 12 in foot, phew!!
I also made Georgia a pair of fairisle socks out of some oddments of VP yarn.
I purchased 4 skeins of Needlefood 4 ply sock yarn off trademe. I have wanted to try this for ages, but you can no longer get it so was thrilled with this find and have started some Monkey socks one of my favourite sock patterns that I also come back too and my plain ones I always use this pattern fhttp://www.ravelry.com/designers/stephanie-pearl-mcphee I have made it dozens of times. I found it in a book called Knitting Rules which you must read, very funny and great for begginer knitters.
With the raspberry Needlefood I think I will make another Sunday Market Shawl, well mine is a scarf really as I made it in 4 ply opposed to 8 ply but I love this scarf and am never not wearing it, even in the house!
I also stared a little Pebble Vest last night this is a great free pattern that knits up quick and is great for newborns, I am doing it in Utiku Multis Oasis and looks great, getting the button is the hardest part. Thanks to all the lovely designers on Ravelry who share their patterns for free. I love this site, it is so awesome you must try it and see that is if you are into knitting or crochet.
Well the sun is out in the back garden so must put washing out and hopefully it will dry today.
Have a good day wherever you are in this wonderful world we live in.