Ewe can suck it

Thank you all for your well-wishes for my b’day 😀 I had a lovely evening, with a roast duck that turned out pretty much perfectly, great friends to share it with, nice champagne to help it swim, and baked cheesecake to keep it down.

The next day was rather laid back … except that one of my friends had given me some yarn I’d been coveting for ages: KnitPicks Chroma in the Regency colourway. I just love the colourway, and when I finally held it in my hands, I Oooooh’ed and Aaaaw’ed, I opened it’s bag and petted it, and I wanted to play with it right there and then.

The only thing standing between me and a new sock affair was … of course half a sock, hanging limply off the set of needles I needed. Well, only one thing a  knitter can do … put the nose to the grindstone, and get on with it.

So I quickly finished off the last half of a pair of socks made from “At Knit’s end” yarn, in the “Ewe can suck it” colourway – simple things with a 3-1 ribbing:

Ewe can suck it
Ewe can suck it

The only thing new (for me) about this sock was that I decided to try a Fleegle Heel. The ease of knitting is a huge win, as I never quite seem to get the math for a heel flap right. We’ll see how it wears … so far, it’s been good.

Fleegle Heel
Fleegle Heel

So, next up … yay! The new yarn:

Regency socks
Regency socks

Another fairly simple pair, with a mock cable rib pattern. I’m loving the yarn – it’s soft and squishy. A tad splitty, because it’s a single ply, but not too bad. And the colours are just my cup of tea, really.

Since I have two skeins, I’m already scheming what to do with the second one. A cowl maybe?

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Author: kokorimbaud

Love all things vintage, especially knitting from the victorian era through to the swinging twenties.

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