Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Giant Socks........

I thought I would share these socks with you. I have made them for my Hubby who has size 13 feet!!! I am feeling rather as if I have completed a mammoth project even if they are only plain socks. The pattern is just a basic sock pattern done on 2.25mm needles. Each sock used 50g of Sirdar Town and Country 4 ply which I bought from Melodyyarns.

The completed socks:

I pair down - 6 pairs to go : ) Now that DH has finally given in and admitted that hand knitted wooly socks are fantastic, soft, warm and not itchy, he wants a pair for each day of the week. It will give me lot of knitting to do when only a plain st st project is possible. He hadnt realised how uncomfortable slightly tight shop bought socks were until he tried my made-to-measure sock making service : )

And finally - the doting mother photo of my son on Christmas day wearing the jumper I designed and made for him. The yarn is Click DK and I adapted a basic drop shoulder sweater pattern for him. He now wants one 2 sizes up for next Christmas !!!
On the sickness front the physio for DH hasnt helped at all and we are waiting for a consultants appointment. We knew the pysio wouldnt do much but hoped for some pain relief or added mobility for DH while he waits for his referral. On the good side then, now he is in the system, the consultation should be very soon : )
I am still very tired and weepy, but on the mend and can get round Tesco unaided - which may not be a good thing LOL.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Swooning & Red Socks

Today I am feeling rather vulnerable. I went to Tesco, the first time I have tried shopping since I got ill, and I nearly fainted. Yep - me - swooning like a true Victorian heroine!!! I am glad DH was with me and managed to usher me to a seat before I acually fainted. A sit down and cup of hot chocolate did the trick but it has been a shock to realise how weak I am still. And the Victorian misses can keep this swooning stuff - being dizzy and shaky is horrid!!!

On a positive note I cn now show you the socks I knitted for my younger DD. She wanted red socks, girly but not screamingly so, and lacy just at the tops - oh, and they had to be machine washable too. I used Country Style 4 ply and Sue Morgans Slouch socks pattern and my DS loves them. She has already worn them to work : )

On the home front we are camped out in the front room with our bed down here whilst we have our bedroom decorated. Its quite cosy but we get odd looks from passers by from having a huge Kingsized bed under our front window for all to see. It makes watching the TV fun though - all warmly snuggled down with DH, Me, DS and 2 cats!!!