Monday, May 07, 2007

Socks and Mitts

As you may recall, I had plans to finish up the top of my quilt yesterday. It didn't happen. Somehow I managed to put my back out, and there was very little of anything happening at home. It's rare for me to have a sore back, and never quite like this, so I have new sympathies for people with back problems. I think I may have just slept funny or something, and I'm sure it's just muscular. Today with the help of some Voltaren I'm feeling a good deal better.

So, instead of quilting, I was able to work on my knitting. I had already finished the second of my pair of socks. I was thrilled that on the second one I was able to execute the kitchener stitch perfectly, so the finish on the toe was wonderful. My joy was so complete that I was brave enough to unpick the toe of the first sock and have another go, which worked out perfectly too! Happy days! Actually, if the truth be told, I did such a determined job of securing the two slipped stitches I had to snip the last row of stitches off entirely and then start pulling back the stitches ... but it wasn't too much of a horror story, and the finish was worth it! But shhhh ... don't tell the knitting police!

I eyeballed the last of the ball of wool, and thought I may have enough to make a matching pair of mitts. See that little scrap there - that's all I had left over at the end. I have been so lucky thus far not to have run out on any of my projects, however I'm not going to get all cocky, I don't want to attract any bad wool karma!

I have decided that I will give the socks and mitts to my Mum for Mother's Day, along with some Chrysanthemums. I know she'll appreciate them on cold days at the football. Well, that's it from me today - have a great one! x o x

6 comments:

Vicki W said...

Great socks and mitts - I love the colors! Perfect estimating of the yarn - boy, that doesn't happen often!

Screen Door said...

Your Mom will love them. I've got to get my Mother's day gifts in the mail this afternoon. I'll take pictures first....

tami said...

I think your mom will love the socks and mitts. You did a great job. I've got to learn that kitchener stitch. I really like the way it comes out.

atet said...

What great socks and mitts! I'm sure your mom will love them. Seeing all the knitting going on in blogland is making me think I may have to give a pair of socks a go.

Wendy said...

I love your socks ans mitts. I just finished a pair of socks and really enjoyed making them. Where did you get the mitt pattern? I have yarn left over that I could use. The kitchener stitch really makes the toe with a nice finish.
I hope your back feels better soon.
Take care.

ruth said...

Love the socks and mitts. Remember, there are no knitting police :)

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