This is the first of a pair of Simply Lovely Lace Socks from the Spring edition of Interweave Knits, for my mum, in Opal Cotton. My mum’s birthday in on the 30th of this month. Can I make it? I am, under my own rules, allowed to gift these at any point next Thursday, right up to 11:59pm. So, can I do it?
Mods: what have I changed? Well, the ribbing (1/1 to 3/3), the number of pattern repeats (I added one to make it fit), the twisted stitches (I made them plain) and the decrease in the lace (skpo to s2tog, k1, psso).
But apart from that, they are identical to the pattern.
I’m on the home straight now. I’ve got erm … 3 and a bit repeats to go on the back, then I just need to block this sleeve and graft the backs together. Oh, and seam the sleeves. Don’t expect outdoor photos just yet though – it’s freeeeezing here at the moment. Hello Spring!
In homage to mamacate, randomness:
- Hillary Duff’s teeth scare me
- Waking up an hour sooner than normal because you’ve got a “feeling” about the cricket is not a good thing. Although 7 for 25 in 16 overs is a good thing!*
- I seem to have an unhealthly interest in the French-Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie**. Well, if you’re going to lust after a minute diver, it might as well be a world champion!
* For the non-cricket-lovers (seriously, what’s wrong with you?) that is extremely good. That’s 7 wickets (good) for 25 runs (bad) in 16 overs (a miracle).
** He has his own website! I just googled to find pictures, but hey, cool!Technorati Tags: knitting; socks; opal; yarn; knitty; diving