Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The story of the Wisley socks

Last Thursday I had a little time of decadence while my (three) strawberries were having a little time of manic hysteria in Hamley's. I also had a little stash of birthday money that I had been jealously hoarding for such a time as this! A moment of liberty indeed!
However, the materials bought in London are not in my mind's eye Liberty socks. They are most definitely Wisley socks. Needles and wool came along the next day, so that in a way we were all creating with sticks.
I liked the colours of the yarn, reflecting their surroundings.
So here I am on my third attempt at knitting a sock!
I took it to Hookery tonight for some tender, loving encouragement, and even some evening sunshine. It was a perfect night! The story continues, in the round...

9 comments:

Angela said...

Your third attempt - does that mean one of your family has three feet? are you from the isle of man?

hoping you do not feel down at heel

blessings, dear sole-sista!

magsmcc said...

I am flattered at the sheer thought of my having already completed two socks. Sigh. Even the thought of completing one thing would be a nice one!

Jane and Chris said...

Way out of my league!
Jane x

Betty said...

knitting is beyond me, knitting with more than 2 needles looks difficult - the pictures are very pretty.

M.K. said...

Good luck, Mags! Socks are so HARD to do. I have an unfinished pair from last fall, with the double-pointed still in them. Sigh. The yarn is a very beautiful color, I think.

Jane and Chris said...

I thought the wee strawberries might like this.
http://swiftsuresongbird.blogspot.ca/2012/06/bear-at-window.html
Jane xxx

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Visiting from MK and am chuckling at Angela's note...clever!
Like you, I need to knit socks, to learn how to knit socks. I think it's just a matter of sitting down and DOING IT. I have a tendency to have so many other things to do and neglect socks. Yet, I LOVE socks! I wish you well and success.

Heather said...

Mags, I do hope these photos will be entered into our summer hookery photo competition ......

Pom Pom said...

Well done! The color is gorgeous! Look at you go!