Early January my friend Maggie having returned from one of her trips brought me a gift. We are both knitters, and all the way from Australia this fine hank of yarn was gratefully received. Of course it was soft,and a subtle pink shade called Cowrie.
|Saltwater Yarns from Western Australia|
One evening I brought it out, and hung it on my swift, and spent time gently winding the yarn into a 'cake'. The only cake being the woolly kind.
|Swift mounted yarn|
I was supposed to sorting out all my copies of The Knitter, trying to turf out old copies. I came across 'Teasel Socks' by Jane Burns on the very day I was sorting out my seeds and found some Eryngiums seeds. Eryngiums are not quite teasels but not that dissimilar, so the pattern was decided. I haven't yet found one edition I am prepared to part with yet, but I ought to get round to it.
I am completely converted to knitting socks on circular needles.
With a little adjustment to the pattern, the ribbing on the cuffs runs well into the body of the sock.
|Twisted Ribbing flowing into the stiches of the pattern.|
The pattern is easy to follow from the chart, which I had written up on a grid, and mark as I finish each row.
Knitting is a soothing and mesmerising pastime and helps to ground me even when storms are buffeting the house.
These have taken me just about one month to knit.....