Although I didn't take part as I was running the competition I still knitted some socks just to show solidarity. That and the fact I had a ton of socks to knit up for gifts and actually still have at least 3 more pairs to complete before Christmas!! Anyway, Socktober is now officially over and the winner of the Stornoway Knit N Natter competition was Cheesybabe. There will be more on that after the prize presentation at this coming Wednesdays knitting group (including photos). So for now you will have to put with some pictures of my completed articles :o) These are all my basic plain vanilla socks. Which means it's a 2x2 rib for the cuff followed by straight stocking stitch leg and foot. I love having these socks in my handbag for portable knitting as they are so easy to do while in the car, waiting for appointments or at knitting group where I am talking (ummm, lots usually!) and so can't concentrate on a complicated pattern. I currently have two more pairs of socks on my needles.
One is the hot pink spider socks which are too complicated for my brain to work on while out and about and the other is a vanilla sock in the lovely Opal Harry Potter yarn that I bought from a fab shop called 'The Wool Shop' in Alnick in Northumberland while I was away. I absoloutly loved that shop as there was so much choice and the lady in there was lovely. The yarn is in the Harry and Ron colourway and they are going to be slouching socks for eldest child.
Hopefully I'll manage a few more blog posts this month and will definately post some pictures of our prizewinner and her prizes this week :o)