Thank you all for the congratulations on my exam result. I am still feeling like Queen Smug of Smugshire that I have an actual A Level at last.
This past month has been dreadful in terms of knitting. The last thing I did was to attempt intarsia and that went very badly. I haven’t felt inspired to knit on any of the numerous WIPs I have, though the stripey sweater body is almost cast off at least. So obviously the thing to do was cast on an entirely new and urgent project.
Next Tuesday is my wedding anniversary and I decided yesterday that I really needed to knit MrB a pair of socks as a gift. In a week. I had a vague idea what I wanted to knit, which helped, as I’d spent Sunday morning browsing through my stash of old Interweave Knits magazines and wondering why I had been so attached to some of them. I’d always thought that the patterns were all wearable classics, but some have not aged well, even from only 2004. Which is actually nearly ten years ago. Eeep. Anyway, I’d spotted Mary Jane Mucklestone’s Border Socks in the Fall 2011 issue and stored them in my mind for future manly sock knitting. The idea then grew in my brain, coupled with complete boredom as I knitted the ribbing on the bottom of the aforementioned stripey sweater, and I went stash diving.
I didn’t have enough denim blue yarn to make the socks in the original colourway, so I’ve reversed it. The brown yarn is some Wendy Sunbeam St Ives sock yarn which has probably been in my stash for six or seven years (!), and I believe is discontinued as I can’t find it on the Wendy website. It’s just a basic, slightly heathered sock yarn anyway. It’s looking like a slightly old-fashioned, mature gentlemen style sock in these colours; slightly different to the last pair I knitted.
This is how far I am now after a day. I knitted a bit this morning in the doctor’s surgery but they weren’t running late for once, which I was almost sad about! So I need to get off here and get cracking.