Sunday, 20 February 2011

TA- DAH!!!!!!

:: Hello Lovelies::
Ok so lets cut to the chase today. I am in heaven and it's stripey!!!
Yes it's time for my sock Ta-Dah and I am soooooooo excited.
Happy Dance Happy Dance.

I cannot tell you how totaly happy I am to have finished these bad boys!
At times I could have cried with frustration including when I cast off(traditional cast off stylie) and discovered they were too tight and had to unpick the cast off and read up on what to do to make the cuff more blood circulation friendly and viola the socks were made!
I can't wait to get to my LYS now and get some more sock yarn to get going on another pair with hopefully less mistakes in them.
 Thank you Lucy my LYS owner who kept me knitting and not frogging through out this project. Thank you to my family for being there when tea was late and covering their ears to my profanities. Thank you to...............
Sorry I am doing a Gwyneth Paltrow now aren't I?????

Ok I want to keep this post brief or I am in danger of ramming it down your throats of exactly how happy a pair of socks have made my life (I do know how sad that statement makes me sound!)
So time for one last thing that has made me happy.............

For my Birthday last year my friend J gave me some mini-daffs. I am no green fingered, planty type person but I dried out the bulbs, re potted them this year and hoped they may sprout. I didn't expect them to and I forgot all about them really but look! I have managed not to kill them :o) and they have even flowered.
Happy Dance.
On that note I'll quit while I am ahead and say TTFN and I hope you all have a Happy Dance week of your own.


  1. Now those are what I call a pair of socks! I am jealous of them beauties!

  2. Oh my! I want to make my own socks. My knitting sucks though..lol

    Oh I love sprouting flowers. Especially Daffodils because they sprout up and tell you spring is nearly here.

  3. I made *ONE* pair of socks and it was so hard that I never wanted to do another pair. I commend you for wanting to do a 2nd pair. LOL

    Enjoy your tiny daffodils! Teresa

  4. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh flippin flippin flipping AMAZING!!!!
    Please make sure you bring them on Wednesday!!!!
    Huge hugs and WELL DONE YOU!!!!!

  5. Tickety, I can see why you are sooooooo thrilled, the socks are awesome!! I have yet to make a pair, but I have bought lots of sock yarn to do so!!!! I think I could sell some.....so I must give it a try. Exciting about the daffs. They are so pretty. Love to you and hope you have happy Dance week too, xoRobin❤

  6. What needle did you use for the Toe Up? Love 'em!

  7. Omg! When I saw this I just thought "she's having a lovely stripy sock day" then I realised you MADE them! How totally in awe am I? These are soooooooo fab!! Well done :-)

  8. Wow, what fabby, fabby socks! Lovely choice of colours! I have yet to make socks(apart from yoga socks, but they have no heel or toe, so that's cheating) Looking at yours, I'm tempted to give it a try. Bet your toes are super-toasty. Laura x

  9. have serious homemade sock envy!!
    I LOVE my toasty socks (sadly shop bought)...and have passed on my obsession to my boys, who will say "shall we get some socks on the radiator?" before any cuddle up time!
    Feel smug, they are great...fee x

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE those socks!!! I'm totally squeeeeeeealllllling with you, girl!!!! Absolutely fab-u-lous. Well done. XOXO ursula