Sunday, 25 September 2011

Year of projects (wk6)

Well, this is a bit of a flying visit as we have a busy day and I can hear the dulcet tones of my husband returning from checking the stock and now I will be discovered!!

First there was this one...........which made up pretty quickly.........and I was feeling quietly smug!  I wanted to make a pair of socks, partly because I hadn't done one (a pair!) before and partly because I wanted to order one of those swirly balls of wool.........I know, I am easily pleased!!

I didn't rush to put the second one on my hook as I was getting too carried away with striping ('in the time it took me to do that I could have done one whole stripe' ...........'washing? ......oh, no I didn't do any, I was too busy with my blanket'......... you get the picture?).

Anyway, it suddenly occurred to me that I couldn't really remember how I did the heel of the first sock and went into a bit of a panic!  I have experienced making one sock before, and it is not a good feeling.

So, you will be relieved to know that...............

No camera trickery, I now have two socks..........a whole pair!!

 I know that it appears that I have been sitting with my feet up this morning, but contrary to appearances, I have been a busy girl.  In fact as I was lounging trying to catch the perfect picture this morning I suddenly realised in my relaxed state that I had forgotten the scones in the oven, thankfully no harm done and I will be providing cream teas this afternoon.

Yesterday we were out at a local zoo and despite miserable weather much fun was had.

  My favourite part?

Good thing I am not rustling up some socks for these!

I must tell you all before I shoot off, that my husband actually showed mild concern last night, as to how I would update my blog today when we are out all day..........I am slowly convincing him! 

During my blogging, my littlest has picked up my socks and said 'mazing docks' and 'poss' (posh).......out of the mouths of babes. 

I like that my kids see me making things and almost take it for granted that I would certainly attempt to make something before buying it (although the tin and string telephones are not so good long distance!)

Now, I have lambs to separate, children to bath, dressing up to be done, family lunch to attend, scones to be served...............

I will return this evening, to catch up with your projects, hope you have had a successful week!

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  1. Oh boy, I'm almost exhausted just reading about what you've been doing. You've certainly been very busy. Those socks look fantastic - love the colours too. Were they hard to do? Lots of people seem to have become sock addicts but I haven't found the courage to try a pair as yet. Aren't giraffes amazing? How would you like to have to make a scarf for one of them?

  2. Totally love your socks and way to go you for making them...I've not made any before lol.

    Love the yarn and you know I like any excuse to purchase a new kind so I say go for it.

    Its good that the children see things being made and our children think Mammy makes most things too before they are bought, I don't see that as a bad thing.

    I hope you have a great day and I loved the pic of the giraffes, ha can you imagine the length of socks they'd need.

  3. Very pretty socks - I think socks are my favourite thing to make!

    It definitely sounds like you deserve a few minutes lounging and admiring them with such a busy weekend!

  4. Congrats on licking "second sock syndrome" *laughs* your socks do look quite poss :)

  5. Lovely socks! Your son will obviously grow into a fine young man and not one who says "It looks like a teapot" when shown a beautiful hand-knit hat. Bah. My daughter says "Who made it Mummy" when given anything, which I am quite proud of too.

    You are so very busy, I think a small amount of lounging in the perfect light is certainly justified!

  6. Great socks. You have and are a busy lady. Glad you remembered how to do the heel of the second sock.

  7. Congrats on your PAIR! Most awesome, they look wonderful.

  8. These look so cozy and cute! Great job! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. It is so nice to have a new blogging buddy. Happy day to you! :-)

  9. they look incredibly cozy and perfect for chilly fall days! with a scone and cup of coffee on the side table :0)

  10. These are crocheted right? How neat! Easier or harder than a knitted pair? What bright fun colors.

  11. Congratulations on yuor pair of socks, they are indeed amazing socks, love the bright colours

  12. I have not done socks I'm really impressed you were able to make 2 the same I Think I would end up with one small and one xlarge lol.

  13. Yay, congrats on a pair of very cute socks.

  14. I have never seen crochet socks, but I think I like them.


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