Sunday, October 5, 2008

Not Another Sock !

As I was getting into the car for an hour long ride yesterday evening, I had another sock moment, which meant that I had to race back inside the house, go to my much drooled over stash of wool and rummage around until I found what I was looking for. ............
which was a beautiful big fat ball of Noro Sock Yarn in bright wizard-like colours. I had originally purchased it from a little wool shop in Battle in East Sussex in the UK, when we visited there in July.
Because I knew I would be a passenger for at least a couple of hours over the weekend, I gleefully cast on for another sock, leaving Esmae's unicorn and Tristan's Cobblestone pullover behind...aah it felt sooooo good!


Knitting socks is the ideal travel knitting when you are sitting in a car for long periods, or boring committee meetings, well actually you don't even have to be sitting, you just need both hands free !

The lovely lady that sold me the wool in The Battle Wool Shop said that "this colourful wool is reputed to be able to produce a pair of socks and a pair of gloves...all from the one skein!"


I am not sure if mine will, I am making the socks extra long. There might be enough left over for fingerless mittens though.

5 comments:

pebbledash said...

I dream of being able to knit a sock..well a pair actually! It will happen.... Love the penguins in the post below.

Heart in the country said...

I love the colours, and I'm very impressed that you can sock knit whilst in a car, I think I would struggle with 2 needles :)

kimberlee said...

oh lovely,I have a friend who pretty much only knits socks, so much work, but aren't they beautiful when they are done!

hanna said...

Gorgeous! I've been wanting to knit a pair of socks for ages! I've found the pattern and an old lady in the opp shop helped me to find the needles - I just need to find some wool now. I'm not much of a knitter so I'm hoping it won't be too hard. My grandmother used to knit socks all the time in wonderful colours just like your ones.

pinkflowerbuttons said...

Fabulous knitting I would love to knit.