Since I last had a regular post, I've finished one pair of socks, and the first one in a pair! The finished socks are the Gördes socks that I've made for my mom:
I am very pleased with them! They are made with Shibui Sock yarn (100 % superwash merino), in the colourway Periwinkle, and they are very soft and cushy on the feet. We're going home for a visit this weekend, so mom will get them then.
The third sock, from the half-finished pair, is the Spaced Checks socks that I'm making from the Mad Color Fiber Arts Doctor Who yarn:
I've made these toe-up, to use up as much of the yarn as possible, and they are practically knee socks. I have pretty small feet, so I usually don't use more than around 60 grams for a pair of socks. But I really like these, even though I'm getting a bit bored with the pattern by now. I've just gone past the heel on the second sock, so I have a bit longer to go, but I'm mostly working on them at work. So they are going a bit slow right now, but I'll probably finish them quickly once vacation comes around.
These past few days though I've actually picked up my lace shawl again. Remember, I was working on the Mandala II shawl? It's been very neglected for a long while, but now it's coming along again. I have almost 600 stitches already, so it's taking a long time for each row, but I've done about half of chart C. Then it's chart D and the edging left. If I have enough yarn left after chart D, I might make another repeat of that chart before the edging though. I haven't got any new photos of it, since it's so scrunched up on the needles. You'll get to see it when it's done! I'm making it with Madelinetosh Tosh Lace yarn (100 % merino), in the colourway Rose. It's very pretty!
And speaking of vacation: I only have one more work day left before I get three weeks off! Yay! We have nothing special planned, other than doing stuff with the house, so I'm looking forward to some relaxing days. First we're going home to our parents for a while, since Thomas' brother is turning 35 on Saturday.
Then on Sunday I got a tip about a wool and fleece marketplace, so I'm trying to convince my mother to join me. She's going to ask my godmother and her daughter to join us to, so it could be a real outing!
Oh, and finally: There are still three winners that haven't sent me their adresses! Crouchingcheese, Lakchi and Ashleah, please send me an email (jenny(dot)m(dot)clifford(@)gmail(dot)com) or PM on Ravelry (I'm jench24) with your adresses, so I can get you your prizes. I haven't had a chance to get to the post office this week yet, so I'll go at the beginning of next week.
Ok, I think that might be enough rambling for today. I feel a bit scatterbrained, but that will probably get better once I get some down time to rest up! See you all again some time next week.