Monday, June 1, 2009


It's June 1, which is the first day of Winter. It's been raining lightly half the day, which is good for the reservoirs, and nice and chilly. We hopped off to the Post Office early this morning to post a "picture" to Byron's "Grandma C" and some yarn to a Raveler. Jasmine was asleep again after that 10-minute drive, so Byron and I went over the road to deliver the tiny shoes and Mousie 2.

The sister's socks are finished, and delivered last Saturday, which was her birthday.

and so I started some more...

I was in the mood for something bright. The black strip is going to be yanked to make a Peasant Heel. You pull out the waste yarn, pick up the live stitches each side, and knit a "toe". Sounds simple. Not sure why all heels are not done this way! lol. I don't much care for short-row heels, and I haven't tried gusset heels with toe-ups yet.

If anyone was wondering about the cushion, it was the toe of Kel's second sock. I realized, after a while, that it was much pointier than the first sock... I'd cast on 16 instead of 24. So I turned it into a teeny cushion. I hate frogging things Ü

And surprise, surprise; I got some yarn. Bendigo Woollen Mills sent me a card with samples of the new Alpaca Rich yarn (55% alpaca and 45% wool). I rang them and got some in "apple" and "denim" and "mocha" the next day!

I just need to finish some WIP's so I can use up some of this stuff. hehe. I need to make a bit of space for whatever I'm getting in Bendigo next month. Perhaps I should be on a Yarn Diet until then... :?


kelgell said...

He he. Thanks for the socks. I really like them and they're so toasty warm. MMm, yarn. I bought some more with money mum and dad gave me to make that scarf from the pattern I bought. Thinking I might also buy a nice big beautiful basket to store my growing stash in. Winter is a great time to knit so get stuck into your pile. You'll have to make sure you reduce it drastically before you go to Bendigo again!

Tara said...

The sister socks are great! I like the new pair you cast on as well. I've neve heard of a pleasant heel though.

More yarn! Yay!

Sinéad said...

Love your sisters socks. Always a great birthday pressie. Especially for winter time! Glad to hear there's some rain, especially as it's not here for once! And I love the colour of the Apple yarn. Delicious!

Alrischa said...

Got the Peasant Heel idea from It's just like an EZ afterthought heel, but cheating Ü

Karin said...

Love the socks. Pretty colors.


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