Thursday 23 January 2014

More socks

A nasty flu has been slowing me down. No fever, just coughing so loud that the squirrels outdoors jump, and now a nose so runny that I must keep a hankie in one hand all the time. Almost, that is. It is so easy to exaggerate! I have been sitting quietly on the sofa and knitting, when I felt better.
Two new pairs of wool socks for the Red Cross campaign. I love to test new patterns for these. I can follow the pattern not knowing what size my socks will be because my yarn is not the same as in the pattern. I had two 50 g balls of red and one ball of grey yarn. First I knitted the red pair with a surface pattern of knit and purl, from the Two at a time socks book.Then I took the grey yarn and started a basic pair from toe to top from the other book by Melissa Morgan-Oakes. I made red stripes until I imagined there was just enough grey yarn to finish the top. Now I have two tiny balls of the red left, and I think I'll use them for some stripes in a new pair. At the moment I'm half way done with the heels of my next pair, another pattern from those books.
Yesterday I took these socks to the Flying Mitten Lentävä Lapanen. Some new pairs had already been added to the tub they provided for the collection for the Red Cross last week. Their own knitting group had a meeting last night so more socks or mittens were expected.


  1. So sorry you're feeling bad. Mr. Creations is sick as well, no flu though. It's seems January is the "sick" month. Wishing you well. Crafters seem to need to occupy their time no matter what and you've made some very cozy socks.

  2. I do hope you get to feeling better soon. It's never fun to be under the weather. At least you pass the time creatively and others benefit from your knitting needles.

  3. Sure hope you are feeling much better.
    Lovely warm socks , someone will love them.
    Keep warm.

  4. Love the socks, that is something I want to learn to make. Hope your feeling much better ,being under the weather is not fun. Hugs, Marie

  5. Hope your on the mend.
    The socks are bright and cheerful. I'm sure someone will stay extra warm because of your kind heart.

  6. Ich wünsche dir rasche und vollständige Genesung, liebe Ulla. Bewundernswert, dass du trotzt Grippe noch kreativ sein magst. Du bist ja eine fleissige Sockenstrickerin!
    Herzliche Grüsse, Barbara

  7. I hope you feel better soon, Ulla. I guess the only thing about being down is that you can do some "quiet" crafting - that is until you disturb the squirrels ;>)

  8. Hope you've recovered, Ulla. It's nice though that you can make something nice, the recipients will sure like them.

  9. I hope you feel better. More lovely socks! Today I wore the grey and bright wave patterned socks you made for me with the matching gloves on a canal walk where we hadn't been before. I think you are a master sock maker! My wellies didn't gather them into a ball under my foot (like a lesser sock)and my hands were so warm. Thank you Ulla! I do wear the socks a lot around the house but this was their 1st wellie audition as they are so special.


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