Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Socks for Laura's Mother

Laura and Actor have been cycling (pushbike) around the world and have been many places including the silk route.

We found a place for Laura to stay (with a friend in Wellington)  for a couple of months whilst she wrote more of her travel book.

When Aitor's family came to visit they brought with them a gift basket for me from Laura's mother. When Laura paid us her final visit she and I selected a pair of socks for her mother and Aitor's family took them to Madrid for her before head back to Basque country.

Cool how travelling broadens your experience of the world....

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Friday, March 3, 2017

And yet another pair for Nepal

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A pair for Nepal

I have young friends and I have also met some older women and I think warm hand knitted socks might be a special treat for those cold winter nights in the Himalyas. See my Ravelry page for details


Monday, January 16, 2017

Sharleen's Socks



Pair No 3 for 2017.

I've gone back to short row heels. I found a link to a "no wraps no gaps" short row. This style of heel is  more stylish..

I've made these in record short time as I'm avoiding some other tasks I need to be getting onto...sigh! now they're finished I best get to work.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Alex



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Alex is motorcycling around our beautiful country. We first met in Turkey and stayed with him at his home in France on our last trip.
It’s nice to return the hospitality.
The special thing about Alex is that he has a prosthetic leg and the big joke (that he makes) is that a pair of socks last twice as long. The prosthetic limb doesn’t wear out the sock/s so he gets better wear from socks than the rest of us!
I'm hoping they will fit and are not too big...

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Red and Green Stripes for Lucinda


Although my sisters have given me the cold shoulder ever since my mother died. I continue to act well with them and send them socks from time to time...they seem to struggle to send me even a polite thank you.... I find this rudeness to be rather amusing.

As usual yarn is from my favourite yarn store The Loopy Ewe and you can see the details on my Ravelry page.

ps I have to report that I had a birthday email from Lucinda BEFORE she had received the socks and it was mildly friendly....we are making progress.

Scrappy Hi Vis



I used up the last of the hi-vis pink and leftovers and have made this socks.... See my Ravelry page for details