First up, the love for socks is definitely back!
I just finished a pair of socks for the boyfriend’s brother (the fact that he is visiting town this weekend was probably a good motivating factor) – I got the second sock knit in 2 days! It’s not one of those huuuuge man socks, just a bit longer on both the cuff and foot than I do for myself. But, it is out of Lorna’s Laces on 2 mm. So I’m pretty proud of that. Photos to come.
The sock above is from the class on sock knitting I taught the last two weeks – the second week we did a short-row heel, so mine’s in the middle of the foot now. It’s Colinette Jitterbug, which despite it being quite thick, I’m knitting on 2 mm needles as well – and it’s still not really as tight a fabric as I’d like. The colours are awesome though, and it feels really lovely.
Today I went to that shiny, glitteriest of all stores, the bead store…Arton. I may have spent much more than I intended to. I did used to do a lot of beading when I was a kid, mainly a lot of daisy chains. I suppose I never really learned the “right” way with crimp beads and pliers and such, but my creations still turned out well! I’m embarking on a bit more of an ambitious project though…a multi-stranded, short-ish necklace out of mainly fiery red crystal and stone beads (with a few clear and gold thrown in) with a cool magnetic slide lock clasp and yes, crimp beads.
I have to go back tomorrow for the crimp beads, since I had no idea what I was doing when I was in the store and forgot a couple things. Like…proper cord. I did buy some, but it’s not quite right. So, tomorrow.