Sunday, August 30, 2009

test knitting

I'm relieved to say that I like these socks better after washing and blocking. Glynis is still not in the running for my favourite Cookie A pattern, not even close, but it's yielded a nice, wearable pair of socks. And it's a relief to have them done and off the needles. Too bad I'm not as happy about the yarn - particularly as it's one of the more expensive hand-dyed yarns I've ever purchased. Oh well, live and learn.

Starting Friday evening and finishing Saturday morning I knit the first of the patterns that I'm test knitting for Tabitha - a pair of two colour slipper socks. A really quick knit - ankle height socks in worsted wool! They're drying on sock blockers now. Once dry, I'm going to try my hand at a slip-resistant tread using Tulip® Puffy Paint. My brother's family just moved into a big old house with refinished wood floors, so I think they'll be a perfect house-warming gift for my sister-in-law. When it's all done, and after Tabitha's posted the final pattern to Ravelry, I'll post some pictures of the socks. And let you know how the tread thing works out.

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