Guess what these are?I finally admitted the inevitable & went ahead an ordered a pair of sock blockers from Chappy Woman on ebay. They were made to order in the US & arrived on Friday.Postage was as much as the cost of the sock blockers & you know what? I don't care! They are beautiful & I can't wait to photograph a pair of finished socks on them. It may be a while as the wip on the sock front are a pair for Mr J, who requires a pair that are a little larger! They will be the 'knitting on trip' pair as we head of to the French Alps on Saturday! Its another return to Bourg St Maurice to ski Les Arcs & we are pretty excited. There is plenty of snow & more forcast. Although this is our fourth trip to Bourg it will be our first in mid winter (usually an Easter trip). The socks are knitted in Trekking XXL in colourway 100. This is the first time I have used this yarn & I really like it. They will form the 'February socks' in Ravelry ASK challenge -a different type of heel! I will be knitting a top down short row heel using reverse short row shaping (from Charlene Schruch). The socks will be in a simple garter stitch rib which seems to work with this yarn. The Melon scarf has nearly finished & I am looking forward to giving it a gentle blocking. Knitting it confirms that I much prefer knitting crisp lace projects in wool yarn rather than fluffy string type yarns!
This week included a 'first' for me! I went along to a knitting group in person (rather than a 'virtual' group)! This was the newly formed Harrogate group that has evolved out of the Ravelry Yorkshire knitters group & we had a really enjoyable evening. It was great to meet new people that were not connected with education or my husband or my son & share my enthusiasm for all things yarn. Well done Ravelry & thank you Harrogate Knitters -hope the socks are behaving Kelly!