Cornish Cream Tea

The fourth pair of socks in The Handmade Sock Society II, Cornish Cream Tea, are finished and ready to be gifted.  These were done before our vacation but I didn’t have time to post about them.

I’ve enjoyed all of the socks in this series so far and the fifth pattern was released about two weeks ago.

The yarn is Knit Picks Stroll in a tonal color called Thunderhead.  I love all the subtle shades of greys.

For some reason, the number of rows knitted between the end of the gusset and beginning of the toe decreases just wasn’t long enough to fit my foot as with the other three pairs of socks.  Same needle size, same brand and weight of yarn.  Perhaps the pattern down the front of the leg and foot doesn’t stretch as much as the previous ones.

But my SIL will love them!

 

 

No foot photo

I finished the first sock of the fourth pair in the Handmade Sock Society season 2 series.  I love it as well as all the other socks I’ve knit in this series.

I followed my row count as in the other socks and this one is a bit too small/short in the foot length.  Like one-half to three-quarters of an inch.  That might not seem like a lot as socks do have stretch to them, however, this one was stretched to the max and it would feel uncomfortable on my size 8 foot.

We’re headed to Mr. Aitch’s brother’s house this weekend (on the motorcycle – that’s another story) and my S-I-L wears a size six shoe.  I’ll take the finished sock with me to see 1.) if it fits her foot and 2.) she would want the pair.  If the answer is no to either of those questions, I’ll unknit the toe and add another pattern repeat.  That should do it

But I’m casting on sock #2 anyway.

Scrubby update

I’ve been using the Scrubby Sparkle scrubbie for about three weeks and it’s still looking as good as new.

Confession – I don’t wash dishes every day.  I try to use the dishwasher as much as possible but some things just can’t/won’t go in there such as the coffee pot, skillets, and sharp knives.

With this scrubby, I don’t have to work as hard to get the coffee stains out of the coffee pot or the food that sticks to the pans.

Plus it drys quickly and doesn’t smell like most dishcloths do after a few days of use.

I give it a thumbs up!

Quick knit

I picked up this ball of Red Heart Scrubby Sparkle last week because:

  1. It looked interesting
  2. I needed something different to knit
  3. I might actually use it

Following the ball band pattern, I cast 27 stitches onto US #8 needles.  I slipped the first stitch of every row to make the edges neater and knit 40 rows before binding off.  90 minutes later I had one finished.

Approximately 6-inches square, each one used about 14 grams of yarn so this one ball should yield about six scrubbies.

I’ll let you know how I like/use it.