Sunday, 1 March 2009

Anything but marking

I managed to survive the first week back at school. It wasn't without incident. A child seriously provoked me and I was fuming with her, but I'm calmer now. The week flew by and now the weekend is doing the same. I need to do a whole load of marking, but I can't face it so blogging is a form of procrastination.

Only one project to show today. These are some basic socks. The yarn is something I spied at The Wool Baa and just had to buy it. My days of stashbusting are long gone. It's Fortissima Socka Mexiko in colourway 8076. To keep more of the yarn for a later project I made the cuffs, heels and toes in black yarn. I think the black is perhaps a little harsh, but overall I'm pleased with these socks. The yarn is lovely to work with. It has a lovely softness.

Yesterday I had a nice surprise. I ordered some knitting books on the net and was told they would not arrive until May. The website said they were in stock so the possibility of them arriving in May was disappointing. Yesterday there was a knock at the door and two of my books had arrived! It was most exciting.

Mara had shown me her copy of the sock book and I'd wanted it ever since. There are some gorgeous socks in there. I'm on the second Nutkin sock at the moment, but after that I'll be knitting something from the book. Every single pattern is gorgeous and it suggest suitable yarns for the patterns, which is a great help as well. This book is probably going to contribute to my lack of marking this weekend.

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