Hello! Well I’m no longer between projects. At the Stitch & Creative Crafts Show I bought some Elle Stretch yarn in black and am now making a pair of knee length lacy pattern top down socks from a Simply Knitting booklet on socks. It’s actually a Rowan pattern but it seems to be working with the Stretch yarn. It’s great to knit socks with as there’s no problem with the cast on being too tight! I spent a lovely afternoon knitting in the park during my week off which was really pleasant. I have photos but haven’t had a chance to upload them yet. One sock is down to the heel and the other is half way there, I’ve decided to do all the fiddly foot bits together, I’m getting the more boring knitting out of the way first. It’s not too bad though as I’m knitting in pattern which does make it more interesting.
I’ve been reading like it’s going out of fashion recently and in the last two weeks have read Sacrifice by Sarah Singleton – a young adult book about knights protecting a sacred lily, Testament Of Gideon Mack by James Robertson – about a priest in Scotland who meets the devil, Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen – a young man joins a circus in the 1930s during the great depression and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger – a love story between a man who time travels through his wife’s life. They have all been really good for different reasons and I would recommend them to anyone. It’s made a change for me to read grownup books!!