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Getting back to some sock knitting

I finished my second crochet scarf this evening.  I wanted to finish up some Sirdar Calico I had left over from a cardigan I knitted for my soon to be 8 year old niece. There wasn’t masses left over so it’s quite a short scarf but she’ll be happy with it and its another item to add to her birthday pressies!
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Sorry the photo isn’t great – I took it where the light isn’t great.

I’d been doing crochet because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to knit… I have several projects I need to finish and I am determined not to cast on any more until I have at least finished the cardy I have started for my sister’s birthday in August. I’m combining a couple of patterns, which I don’t find easy at the best of times, but it’s also not a particularly interesting knit either.
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I’ve enjoyed playing around with the colour at the end of the feather & fan pattern but its not enough to encourage me to get on with it. I’ve cast on the second front now and am making myself do at least four rows a day. That way I will definitely get it done by August.

Anyway with the crochet scarf done I had to think about what next and trawling through my Ravelry page I came across the two pairs of socks I started a couple of years ago. I have done sock knitting before but I don’t find it exciting! When I cast these on I had decided I needed to learn to love sock knitting because so many people enjoy it. I wondered whether plain stocking stitch was the reason I wasn’t enjoying it and decided to chose a pattern with a lace element. I then came up with a plan to choose two patterns; I would knit one sock of each pattern in turn and then the second sock of each, so I wouldn’t get bored. I chose a pretty pattern from Let’s Knit magazine and a Cookie A pattern from Ravelry. I got through one sock of the first pattern and half way through the first sock of the second sock and then got sidetracked into other projects… But I feel the need to wear some handmade socks, so I’ve dug the bag of socks out this evening and plan to get stuck in tomorrow.
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However it will have to be after I’ve sewn up a jumper for my friend. She can knit but can’t sew up, so I offered months ago, and it’s been sitting upstairs at my Mums since then! I’d like to give it to her on Monday: she’s had a tough time recently and deserves something nice. Anyway, at 2.45am, I’d better go to bed.

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