Since moving to Texas I have kept up my previous output in socks but without really doing anything with the finished product. I have two more finished pairs I haven’t shown the World Wide Web yet.
In possibly my most quickly completed pair of socks ever I have the Sugar Plum Slip Jigs to show you. I do actually have a destination in mind for these, they are going to my sister for Christmas. The pattern is Slip Jig Socks by the very talented Irishgirlie.
And now for some truly beautiful socks . . .
Then in the Summer of 2009 we went to Scotland and I was able to wrangle a visit to Lilith’s studio. It was a wonderful experience and one of the skeins I bought was this, Bracken. It was fortunate for me that she had just done a show and her stock was low, otherwise I would never have gotten out of there with only 9 skeins that day.
Last year I was in her Yarn Preview Club – absolutely wonderful – and had a double membership, thereby gaining another 12 skeins. This is the first I’ve knit. Not because I haven’t wanted to – they are just so beautiful that I can’t bear to knit them up unless I find the perfect project.
After seeing how beautiful these turned out, I will certainly be finding more perfect projects.
She’s just announced her Yarn Preview Club for next year as well – what I wouldn’t give to be able to do that one too. We’re a little skint at the moment though, so it looks like it’s not in the cards.
Blue Moon sock club is coming up right now too. Must remember to save more money for December when all of the yarn clubs re-up!
One more gratuitous picture of recently completed socks!