Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Back in Town

Well hello there, my lovelies. I'm sorry I haven't stayed in touch over the past couple of months. In March, my little sister who you all know is in and out of hospital, became seriously ill and had to be rushed to a specialist hospital in Kent. After a couple of weeks, they managed to find her a place in a specialist hospital near us, and that is where she still is. She has improved, but is still very poorly, and will be in there for at least another 2 months, most probably she'll be there until the end of the year.

So, that is the reason behind my disappearance.... I stopped knitting in March, and didn't pick up my needles again until the very end of May. I just couldn't seem to concentrate for long enough. Now that I know that she is a little better, my concentration has improved and I've been able to start knitting again - yay!

In the couple of weeks I've been knitting again, I've knitted a pair of socks, a kindle cozy, lots of hexipuffs, 1 plain sock, 1 nutkin sock, and a fingerless mitten. Not bad for 5 weeks of knitting, eh?

To get me back into the swing of things, I knitted a few hexipuffs, and after that I started a pair of plain socks. The pattern used was 8 Stitches per Inch by Ann Budd, from her book, Getting Started Knitting Socks. Which is my most loved, and used, knitting book :) The yarn I chose was Nina by Zettl. A cotton/wool sock yarn given to me by my eldest sister Sara, a year or two ago. The yarn came in a pack of 4 (you could buy this yarn at the supermarket!), which meant I had over 800 yards to play with!!

I've finished the first sock...

And am now onto the second...

Hopefully by Friday I'll have a pair of finished socks to show you! I probably won't be around for WIPW next week, as I'll be working on two super secret projects - a test knit for my incredibly lovely friend Fleur, and a gift for my friend! For now though, head on over to the lovely Tami's for more WIPW posts :D


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