Nothing like thinking and writing about my ideas for doing a rug (see previous posts) to make me pick up the knitting needles again. At last I’m getting around to knitting a pair of socks that I was supposed to knit some time ago – I won’t say how long. Two balls of Mini Mochi Crystal Palace Yarn (80% merino wool, 20% nylon) have been sitting in my knitting basket for several months. My knitting basket is actually a Janet Basket ,yes, that really is the trade name of my basket, a present from my brother-in-law in Canada.
the yarn and the first sock, 7 inch bamboo needles no. 6 (4.0 mm). The needles were purchased in Victoria when I went to that nice yarn store, the Button and Needlework Boutique, and couldn’t resist buying a skein of green yarn and of course had to buy needles to use when I got back to the hotel, etc. etc. I didn’t get around to the knitting on that trip but I’m now glad to have the needles for knitting the socks. The yarn and needles are a joyful combination.
Add to the knitting a good book – Henning Mankell’s latest Kurt Wallander novel.