Phew. A New Year is upon us and I’m glad. Christmas Chez Stitches was immensely quiet, mainly due to us all contracting flu (including the grandparents) and after opening gifts and eating the feast, we all retreated to our beds.
I didn’t even have the energy to knit, so spent the time between coughing and nursing everyone, curled up on the snuggler with George and some simple embroidery. It’s been most therapeutic and I can’t wait to share with you soon.
However, first up is the only Christmas gift I made last year. Another pair of His Simple Socks by Elizabeth Seidle. I love this pattern so much.
This time, although I used the same 3 ply yarn as the last pair, I knitted on 2.75mm needles, and am so happy with the result. The fabric is soft and elastic and just all round much nicer that before.
The colours are much more subdued too. But these are for Grandad, and he has more traditional taste than Hubs!
Although, to be honest, if he hadn’t liked them as much as he did, I think they’d have had a home here, subdued colours or no!
|His Simple Socks by Elizabeth Seidle
|Bergere De France Goomy 50
|John Lewis, Liverpool