Pattern: Basic Manly Sock with Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ short-row heel
Yarn: Schoeller+Stahl Fortissima Colori Socka Color, 2 x 50g in colour: #2416
Needles: 2.5mm circs for Magic Looping
To mis-quote Jo March, “Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without any socks.” So I whipped up a very basic pair of manly socks using my favourite method of knitting until the leg was long enough, brief pause for the heel and then more knitting until the foot was long enough to begin the toe. Not very snazzy, but it keeps up the sock-giving tradition, which is the most important thing.
It feels very strange to blog again. After so long, I had a million updates to do in WordPress, couldn’t remember my Flickr password and Ravelry seems to have new widgets on the project pages that I know nothing about! I broke up from college for the holidays on Friday, so now I can get into full festive mode and bake for England. So far there’ll be nine of us for Christmas dinner, and that means A LOT of food.
Going back to learning has been interesting. We are studying World War I literature and poetry which, unsurprisingly, is not a barrel of laughs and as a topic doesn’t fill me with excitement. But it’s going well and having those few hours each week to be “me” again is wonderful for my self-esteem and confidence. I have tried to keep up with my blog reading, but I apologise for not commenting very often! I don’t really have the luxury of spending time twiddling my thumbs for a few weeks, either, because I have a 1,500 word essay to make a start on. But a bit of pre-Christmas blogging won’t hurt anyone.