Tuesday, 5 November 2013

WOYWW - two and a half pairs

Yes it's that time again (apologies, I missed last week - visitors from UK again). You can find all about WOYWW here and how to play along.

So, does the title make you think of socks? No? Well it does me, but maybe that's because that's all I have been doing. I'll show my desk first because that is why you are here and if you can be bothered to read to the bottom you will see some finished socks and the start of some new ones.

Well what a mess! To be fair (as I share this space with visitors) I haven't really been here at my desk for over ten days.

Tea cosy (no further crocheted) and in front of that a finished cosy sock for Smallest (a slight twist on the original ones as the red and cream is switched - his request). Many circular needles and balls of wool. A pattern, a snake still being knitted but not much further on. My knitting bag, sewing box, scissors, tape measure, cellotape, remote, IPad (mid blogging) and lamp. I think that's it. Now I have to tidy it up because it is bugging me!

Now for the things I finished.

Finally, I finished my Temperance Sock. Lattice pattern with right and left twists and knitted in a Regina Angora Merino - very soft. This was a toe-up sock using the magic cast on and a short row heel (wrap and turn stitches) using two circular needles.

I made a Cosy sock for Smallest for Christmas. Originally he didn't one which is why I made him Leftover Leo. When he tried this one he said "ooooh it's lovely can I keep it on?". Then he said "I would like another one exactly the same". Bless. Easily pleased.

Now Grandad has asked for a pair exactly the same but bigger obviously. Next job. Plus the next sock in my Sockalicious group is for a Christmas Stocking - should be interesting as it's using a Fair Isle pattern!!!

Hope to get round lots of you as I am all by myself with just a pile of washing for company.

 

22 comments:

Deb said...

well done getting anything finished while having visitors! Your socks look fabulous! I am hoping that I will get some knitting done when we have family visiting for Christmas, I never get any paper crafting done as it seems antisocial!
Debxx #3

Judy McCarthy said...

A mess means you're busy.my table looks pretty bad, but I have 6 projects on the go at the moment.I have gear on tables/ ironing board in 3 rooms!Next week these things will all be done. I always have a giggle when I see messy desks.Makes me feel reassured!!
judy #15

Helen Campbell said...

Oh, nice socks! And I'm not concerned with messy desks... you should see mine right now! And I haven't had company to distract me either. Ha!
Happy WOYWW! Helen #16

Regina Hamilton said...

Your desk looks great. I just love your socks. #17

Belinda Basson said...

You are a one person sock factory! I love them all. #29

Nikki C said...

LOL at what Belinda just said but I love warm toasty socks your snake pattern is wonderful :) Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki 33

Helen said...

The sock knitting revolution is spreading! Love the cable patterned ones, they look so cosy. Have a great week, hope you get back to your desk soon. Helen 7

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, the socks look amazing! You really have got it sussed, they are brilliant, especially the lattice patterned ones..you can feel the softness from here!!
Glad you had a good time with your visitors :-)
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

butlersabroad said...

For a minute there I thought you'd knitted the ones I sent you the link for! Glad you got them finished, I know they were plaguing you. Aww, love what Smallest said, bless!! Thanks for linking me up, I was in bed by 9:15 last night!

Hugs
Brenda

Maisie Moonshine said...

Smallest is a cutie! Fab finished socks and a whole heap of busy on your desk! Can't wait to see your stocking. Thanks for your visit, have a good week MMx #37

Andrea said...

socks look fab and isn't your smallest a sweetie ...;-) a messy desk is defiantly a busy desk have great week crafty hugs Andrea#26

Annie said...

You really are on a roll with your sock making aren't you? Brilliant.
Hugs,
A x # 41

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Julia Dunnit said...

Ah, the washing...just the sort of company you don't need huh...me too, today! LOve the temperance socks, you really are clever. your desk looks busy..as in, so many socks to knit and oh my gosh, more orders coming in!!

Alexandra said...

Your socks are wonderful! I LOVE LOVE the second set with the red. Sweet! :)

SusanLotus said...

Those white socks looks lovely! And warm and cozy too.

Susan nr 101 woyww

~Rasz~ said...

Your socks are awesome and I think you did a great job on describing everything on your desk too!!! Have a Wonderful WOYWW week! Rasz #102

The Taming of the Glue said...

I'm in awe of anyone who can knit! The socks look so cosy and warm. Hugs. Pam#37

CottonSocks said...

Hi Famfa. Loving the socks. I was also thinking of knitting a fair isle Christmas stocking. Do you have a pattern for this or could you let me know where to get one from. No wonder smallest wants another sock as they look really snuggly, and it looks like he will need them with all that snow you are getting. Love from England - Cheryl xxx

famfa said...

I can't give you my pattern yet as it is part of a year long 'sock knitting group' I joined and paid for. I can give it to you next year if you remember. I should think there are loads of free ones on t'internet. I'm enjoying it but it takes concentration and a lit of twisting of wool. Nice to hear from you xx

CottonSocks said...

No problem Famfa, I hope you get on ok with it. I'm attempting to knit an aran jumper for a friend. Not my choice of knitting but once handed it I find it hard to give up. I have knitted and un-ravelled it about 4 times already but - finally - I think I'm getting the hang of it. I will post pictures on facebook as I go. Not sure how long it will take, but hey, if a jumper is made at the end, who cares. Take care. Love Cheryl xxx

famfa said...

Wow good luck. I have been knitting a cardi for nearly a year but I keep finding more interesting things to knit x