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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A different kind of WIP

In honour of Felix's SLOUNGE event at the Vaults this evening I thought I'd share my washing-up in progress.

washing up

I don't quite fit neatly into any of types A, B, and C when it comes to washing up. There's definitely a bit of C in there when it comes to finding clean cutlery to use with dinner and there's quite a lot of B in that I do quite enjoy the washing-up when I get around to doing it. Finally there's a bit of A since when the washing-up does get done it gets done properly with lots of hot water for the glasses and cleaning between the tines of forks. I even wash the bowl and sink out afterwards*.

Of course I haven't let all this washing-up get in the way of the knitting.

FO - second pair of Hopscotch socks

Hopscotch socks

Pattern: Hopscotch by Liz Thompson (that's me folks!)
Yarn: Regia 4-ply
Needles: 2.5mm

Yesterday was quite a frantic day at work so it was nice to be able to look down at my feet from time to time and know that I was wearing a great pair of socks.

You'd think I'd be sick of twisted rib by the time I'd completed 20 rounds for the ribbing of these socks but no. I was inspired by these socks to just try knitting in offset twisted rib (4 rounds of *k1 tbl, p1* followed by 4 rounds of *p1, k1 tbl*) and see what happened.

camera case

purple sock

The first is a camera case in some hand-dyed Debbie Bliss merino dk (I must do more supercook dyeing) and the second is a sock in the Lorna's Laces Shepherd sock that I got at our last yarn swap. I'm so happy that Helen (the swapper) isn't keen on purple because I love it. Although the pattern is so simple and it's all 1x1 rib I'm just enjoying knitting along and watching the colours change.

* I usually do this, although I do think that the Finish advert that confidently asserts "you wouldn't wash your dishes in a dirty bowl..." is making a lot of assumptions about how people do wash up.

1 comment:

Felix said...

Very beautiful socks and lovely washing up!

I'll be bringing the badges and the activity books on Monday, so you won't really have missed out. The only bummer is you won't get to hear the lovely Hamilton Yarns playing... but some other time, perhaps.

Your hopscotch socks are divine.