Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Knitting for sanity

Back to school this week and it's as hectic as ever. I've really hit the ground running. Actually, with the snow and ice at the beginning of the week I hit the ground sliding and skidding, but you know what I mean.

I won't go on about school too much. All I'll say is that I am up to my neck in preparations for a big health drive I've organised for next week. There are a lot of things to sort out and I'll give more details if it goes well and is a success. I will tell you one funny story from today, though. I've organised for a lot of pedometers to be in school next week. We have a powerpoint slide with details about this and before explaining what would be happening the kids could read the slide. One lad shouted out (deadly seriously): "What paedo meters?"

Anyway, knitting is proving to be such a saving grace at the moment. It's good to think about other important things like dropped stitches and how long to make the foot of a sock.
The Café au lait socks are now finished and looking gorgeous. They'll be with my friend shortly and then she'll travel with them all the way down under. Such jet-setting socks I make:

I'm now working on another pair of socks. These are made from bits of leftover stash. The green and white are from the recent Irish socks and the burgundy is from the café au lait socks. Ezzie has decided they are for him. He loves stashbusting socks and likes these socks because they are different. I decided that for January's new sock (remember the resolution?) I would design my own sock.

I have to confess that I didn't plan on making Christmas elf like socks, but that's what I've ended up with. Ezzie loves them, which is good for him and even though they look insane, knitting them is keeping me sane, which is good for me.

1 comment:

Caroline M said...

I see a big gap where the photos should be, unless you've been knitting green socks and photographing them on a green background.