Winston and Teddy would like to thank you for all of your fun comments about their pictures. Me too. You’re all so sweet!
It’s been just your average week here in ThimbleannaLand — nothing much exciting happened as another week sped by, hurtling us into the Holiday Abyss. I managed to order some yarn for a Christmas project — I hope it gets here in a hurry. With nothing really accomplished this week (I did manage to clean the pantry and do a lot of filing, but there’s not much picture worthy in those activities), I thought I’d show you some socks I finished a few months ago.
Do you remember this Downton Abbey sock yarn that I bought almost two years ago? (Oh my gosh, that made me think about dates. It will soon be Twenty Fifteen. I think I feel sick.)
On my way out the door for my trip to Australia, I grabbed this yarn so that I’d have something to knit on the airplane. And Boy, is there a LOT of airplane knitting time on the way to Australia. Especially if you’re sitting next to the row of crying babies on one side and someone who was coughing and blowing her nose (poor thing) for the whole trip on the other side. Knit. Knit. Knit. It makes the time pass more quickly. By the time we landed, I’d almost turned the heels on a pair of socks.
Then, we had more airplane time within Australia. And Kellie’s children were so intrigued about what I was knitting, that I knew I really needed to finish these socks before I left to return home. I wanted them to be able to see how those tubes hanging on the needle would become a pair of socks. I knit a lot and managed to finish the socks the day before my trip ended. Just in time to take advantage of Jessie who happily provided International Sock Modeling Services.
The pattern is the Mockery Sock pattern that is available as a free Ravelry download. The yarn is by Lorna’s Laces. And, in true Lorna’s Laces fashion, there was some pooling on top of the ankle, but it wasn’t too bad.
Jessie’s feet aren’t as big as mine, so those socks are a little big for her, but I thought she did a great job modeling. Plus, we had a lot of fun crawling around on the rocks in the blazing sun. As I mentioned in my Australia posts, is was about 40 degrees C (just over 100 F) every day in Kakadu. Jessie was a great sport to put wool socks on in the heat. We took pictures in a hurry!
I hope you’re having a good weekend. These Downton Abbey socks are going to be put to good use here this week — we’re expecting a blast of cold air! If you are too, I hope you can stay warm!