So far i have knitted a lot of baby blankets, a cardigan for a child who doesn’t wear it, a cardigan for a baby who outgrew it plus two that did get some wear and…. some hats. Which were too big or too small remarkably quickly. I thought it was time I knitted something for myself, especially with Winter coming on and no likelihood of me getting smaller any time soon (but hopefully I won’t outgrow them either!)
So recently I started on some projects for myself to stave of the sort of chilliness that winter brings. Life in the empire is tight enough just recently and we don’t want to be putting on the central heating just yet. In some ways it would be better if our fuel got delivered in a lorry, so we all saw just how much heating we get through but since we have gas, we can’t avail ourselves of the educational benefits of anywhere like https://www.weboil.co.uk/ (I so want that to be We Boil not Web Oil 😉 ). Hm. Typing that sentence blew the household electrics. Reverse serendipity 😆 *goes off to kick house* Mind you, I’ve heard tell of marital disharmony on the back of the “who forgot to buy the oil this month” arguments, so perhaps best not. With Xmas coming at work, 2 pantos and all the other assorted stresses of the run up to Christmas, perhaps more trouble would not be worth while 😆
First wintery project is socks. I’ve never knitted socks before but here is my very first attempt.
I’m rather pleased with it. The only problem is that I’m a woman of a very short attention span and although I’m short in the toes department, I do have two feet. I don’t like repeating myself but I am going to need two socks 😆 I therefore took some time off to make a start on my other winter warmth project, which is to knit a very lovely simply cardigan wrap with extremely lovely yarn from my favourite Devon shop. It’s rather greener (camo coloured) than the picture, but it is extremely delicious.
So I have one sock and the back of a cardy and I’m back on the straight and narrow of the second sock now. I’m getting a bit more evening time from Bene and the second sock is less daunting, so hopefully I’ll soon be knitting the rest of the cardigan with warmer feet than I currently am. I’m pretty sure that if I get both finished, then we’ll have a nice mild winter but if I fail, you can bet your bottom dollar we will be shivering in thigh deep snow before November is out 😉
While it did unnerve me to turn my first heel, I must admit I’m taken enough with sock knitting now that I’ve started myself a Pinterest board to collect patterns and yarns I might even make a few more pairs (or singles!) in. If you know any good patterns, do tell 🙂 Maybe posting this will spur me on to have a proper FiF post of a pair of socks by next week. Which will mean I can go and spend more money on sock yarn. (Because that will save on heating bills, yes?)
If all else fails, when the cold bites this winter, I guess me and my chilblains will have to retreat under that trusty old blanket of mine 😉