Those of you who read the crafty Threads 'n' Yarns Forum will know that I've had the knitting grumps this week! I've been knocked a bit sideways with my March plans when asked to knit a pair of socks for someone I've never met with a deadline of March 23rd. So the Father and Son socks were put to one side, the Central Park Hoodie abandoned - yet again - and I set about the socks.
They are a present from the lovely Jo at Malvern Beauty Clinic for her boyfriend for his birthday. Jo looks after my nails, she never tells me off if I've had a nibble and is the sole reason why I am no longer an avid nail biter so I am pleased to do something for her. However, I HATE deadlines - and these are size 10's - hence my grumpiness!!!!! I started them last Friday, and am half way up ( or down! ) the second cuff so am on track for time but I shall be pleased to finish them.
I am DELIGHTED with the yarn - Bushcraft from the Yarnyard. It is beautiful to knit with, and I love the suble stripiness of it. DH wants a pair too. I am knitting the basic Regia pattern with 68 sts, but have added a reinforced heel, which I'm particularly pleased with - it gave a great edge to pick up the heel flap stitches from and gave me a neat finish.