I’m going on holiday! I haven’t been away for about 5 years and I’ve booked myself 4 days in Amsterdam in June. I can’t wait, I’m so excited. I’ve even found a knitting group that meets on Monday nights in Cafe De Jaren so I’m hoping to go and see them on my first day.
And today I’ve finished a WIP that I’ve had on the needles for almost 2 years. It’s a pair of blue tofutsies socks that I started in May 2008. I’m never going to knit a long pair of socks without a pattern again. The main reason they’ve taken so long is because I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do and kept pausing while I made decisions. I’m also not really that happy with them as they are too tight around my calf muscles. I should have frogged them really but I was stubborn/lazy. But it IS good to have finished them. It means I have only got one WIP at the moment – the Lacy Tea Top from The Knitter Issue 1 that I cast on last January in some mohair that I have. So hopefully I will get on and finish that soon too!
In other knitting news, I finished my orange gloves last Sunday with the knotty cable on the back of the hand and wore them a lot this week. I’m really proud of my cabling and will hopefully be able to use the pattern to teach myself how to design some other patterns.