Monday, 26 September 2011

Year of Projects Week 11

This is only a quick update on last week's knitting, since I spent last week moving. and I love, love, love my new house. We're not unpacked yet, but it already feels less like student digs and more like a home than my last house.

My scarf now measures 72cm (2 foot 3 inches), and it's looking really good. Only problem is, apart from needed more yarn, I was told that a scarf needs to be one and a half times the height of the person it's intended for, which would make it 9 feet long! I don't think it'll ever be finished if I aim for that...

I also got a "surprise" book from the boy this week.

I highly recommend it. It's got some lovely sock designs, and they're all knitted in different ways to encourage you to try new techniques. it's also got some really interesting articles, including one about using the pooling from hand dyed yarns to make an argyle pattern.

I said "surprise" because last week the boy and I had a conversation that went a little bit like this:

Boy (out of the blue): What was that book that we saw in the knitting shop in the Lake District again?
Me: Which book?
Boy: It has something to do with socks and sex. And it had toe-less stripy socks on the front.
Me: I don't know, why?
Boy: No reason, but could you ask on your knitting website (meaning Ravelry)

And 5 minutes later he had his answer, and I had a present on the way! I love Ravelry


  1. I only make my socks the same height of the person it is intended for.

    Love the new sock book!

  2. Yay, what a great conversation and an even better outcome :).

  3. That book looks fab, might have to check that out myself! and how sweet that it was a gift :)

  4. What a great looking book, glad your loving your new house that will help make it a home so much quicker. Best of luck in your new home.

  5. I like the idea of those socks :) they would be cosy for the winter, if only i could knit some like that

  6. Oh how sweet your boy bought you that book! LOL at the "sex" word. Too cute.
    Okay, making a scarf 1.5x the height of someone? Who the heck thought of that? Chi-sing! (Crazy)