Just a clue as to how many swans are calling our little piece of the bay home this summer.
I have had a little cast on fest happening here this week - making a start on the Stash Busting challenge.
Trying the Owlie sock pattern with big beady eyes!
This pattern is a feebie over on Ravelry, the designer suggests much smaller beads for the eyes, but I have these one handy and I'm happy with how they look.
These leftovers from past socks really wanted a part of the action too -
so more casting on... One is still in the cuff stage and the other has the leg part completed.
Oh, sure I added more colours because three just wasn't enough for the pattern I chose.
The cuff design is Stand Tall from 'Socks a La Carte' and the leg pattern is Estonian Kapotad Socks from 'Knitting Socks from around the world'
So far all's good but as I have no accurate way of measuring the quantity of each yarn these will be completed to accommodate any shortfalls (read the stripes on the foot may not match the original design).
For this weeks reading I have chosen a biography as the two novels that I read this week ended very unsatisfactorily - it felt like they finished in the middle of a thought, may as well have been halfway through a sentence!
'An Angel in the Court' by Anne Henderson about Major Joyce Harmer and her life as a Court Chaplain.
I've made a start on this book and while it begins at the end of her career, it quickly reverts to her background and family upbringing. There is quite a bit of detail but it is quite readable and in places entertaining.
Joining all the clever yarn crafters yarning along this week.