And now for something completely different. Knitting! one good thing about not going to canberra for the weekend has been plenty of knitting time (as well as plenty of knitting-socialising time. so much that my head hurts). but i did get the not-shur’tugal socks finished, finally:
in case you didnt know, these are for the s62011 sock club, the first pattern of which was shur’tugal, which i didnt like (short version) and because there are no knitting police, i chose an alternate pair, cookie’s hederas. i have been meaning to make these for ages, and with the reissue of the pattern in the wonderful knit. sock. love, i had sizing options! so i went up to the largest size and they really are lovely on:
i probably could have got away with the medium size, but i dont want to stretch the lovely malabrigo sock yarn (in ravelryred colourway), and these just slide on. ive not been this happy with a pair of socks in a long time.
i knit them exactly as per the pattern, and its a very easy one to remember and joy to knit. and even though they are not the same socks as the majority of people are knitting for the first s62011 installment, i still finished them on time, and that is a very good feeling. i am going to do the nominated pair for the second installment, nutkins, and i have a very smooshy yarn picked for those:
but first, i have an alpaca shawl to finish.