Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sock knitting...

 started well before a small disaster.

Yes, it broke while it was holding stitches.

I have always preferred the old plastic needles and these were inherited from Grandma so I guess they have  been busy in their time, I am hoping this one is the only casualty though.

Now I am using the rather odd combination of 3 DPN's and one circular needle - saved wasting knitting time driving to the shops.

After all the plain shawl knitting I chose a pattern with some interest - I like that the little cable, which runs down both sides of the leg starts in the band.

Oh, then there is a simple lace pattern to fill in the remainder.

This is the Maid Marion sock from Knitting Knee-Highs by Barb Brown.
It really is coming along nicely.

Taking things easy this week, so it could be a while before my toes are cosy?

Joining the yarn along.


Liz said...

I love the cable and the lace! What a shame your needle broke!

Maria said...

It's very annpyong when the needle breaks. looks like you saved it though with no dropped stitches.

Christine M said...

They are going to be very fancy socks!

katherine macwin said...

Gorgeous socks! Love the pattern. Such a pain when a needle goes mid row.

Shay said...

I think you were working so hard the needle broke in protest!

arwen_tiw said...

Lovely pattern! And well done for saving the knitting.