Monday, December 29, 2008

Socks and More Socks for 2009

We have some new additions to our family two long neck turtles. Our DS asked if he could have Turtles for Christmas. We don't know yet if they are male or female. The shop assistant told us that they are still too young to tell. One is a Christmas present from DD and hubby and I bought the other. DD asked the shop assistant if they were hardy creatures and apparently they are. They can live up to 40 years. The cat keeps admiring them just as well the aquarium has a top cover.

I was reading Socks-For-Mum's blog and found out about Personal Sock Club 2009 on raverly and have joined as it's such a great way to get rid of some stash. And so I've got them all ready yesterday yarns and patterns and here they all are in brown paper bags all ready to go for the 1st of January. Some I have sealed and some I didn't but it doesn't matter you can't tell whats what which is what this is all about. Each month you choose a brown paper bag to knit your socks. I should be able to knit a pair a month unlike the 52 Pair Plunge 2. Sadly I couldn't keep up with that one.

I have bought Jo Sharp's Knit Issue 7 as there are quiet a few designs that I really like including this lovely scarf/shawl that I am knitting. The two yarns used are Silkroad DK Tweed my favourite and Soho Summer DK Cotton which I've not used before. These two yarns work really well together and give the most amazing drape and the colour combination's are lovely as well. Plus using size 12mm needles makes it a very quick knit.
My DD has also put in a request for the caplet. The only problem I have with this pattern is that part of it is done in crochet and I can't crochet. I guess this might be a good time to learn. That's it from me.

Wishing you all a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year!


Maureen said...

The ravelry group sounds like a great idea! I've joined two sock clubs over the last two years and made only 3.5 of the 12 kits accumulated. I could bag up the remainder as well as other assorted bits.

All the best to you and your family, Helen for a new year filled with love and happiness. (and hopefully, no baby turtles)

Rebecca said...

YAY, Helen! I will be cheering you on!

yarnmaven said...

I love the turtles! I used to keep turtles, lizards and snakes. Here is a site that might be helpful determining the gender:

Good luck with the sock club, and 52 pairs in one year is plain insane, IMO.

Melinda said...

The shawl looks lovely! I would not have thought to put those yarns together, but it looks like it works well.