A pair of hand knit socks are just what is needed on this cold and frosty morning and there's none better than the one's you knit yourself!
These are the first pair I knit after the "trial run" sock that didn't turn out too bad, after Viv had shown me how to cast on with 3 needles I was away and managed to turn the heel myself but I wasn't happy with the finishing of the toe, more practice was needed.
You can see the top is a bit "messy" and not very neat where the needles meet but I'm getting better the more I knit, in fact there's no stopping me now!!
These are for Mr Lucey and I even managed to match them up,
after being shown the "kitchener" method for the toes I'm a lot happier now and have just started knitting my 3 rd pair. I've found it a lot easier if I cast on on 2 needles and knit 3 rows and then transfer the stitches onto 3 needles, it's a much neater finish.
Mr Lucey got me this sock kit from Lidl at Christmas, the colours remind me of Spring and the wool is soft and cosy,
I picked up a couple of balls of wool yesterday and you got a free pattern with them, so that will keep my needles busy for a while.
We got these socks for Christmas the" holly berry" and "blue tit" are mine and are nice and chunky, just right for wearing with boots, and Mr Lucey wears his "pheasants" as slipper socks, they keep your feet as warm as toast.
they come in other colour ways and they're from "Ramshambles" in York, you can also buy the wool to knit them yourself,
and at £1 a ball this wool had to come home with me.....well, why not!!