I was so enthused that I started my next project straight away. More socks! (The blog post title has to refer to something!)
I am calling them my Frosted Spires socks. Skein Queen in colourway Jack Frost (isn't that such a cool name?) - 2.5mm needles.
And that's my biggest problem: I start out all enthusiastic on the first sock, I probably get it done quite quickly and I feel dead chuffed at what I achieved... and then with that sinking heart feeling... I realise that I've got to do it all over again! And it's just not as exciting the second time round, oh no it ain't.
When knitting a bit on one and the same bit on the other, you don't really notice how much work goes into it - it's all still part of the journey of discovery about a new pattern: all fresh and exciting and new!
The best thing: when you complete one, the second one is not far behind at all! It just seems to all go so very quickly! I love doing socks this way.
It's just a bit hard on your wallet coz you need two sets of needles.
I saw a gorgeous pattern called Rosebud Socks on the blog by Ignorant Bliss. They are out of this world gorgeous! The more often I looked at her wonderful photo the more I envied her the pattern.
I gave in and ordered the book (I just hope it's the right one!) - Socks from the Top Up.
While I was at it I had a look at my saved wishlist and also ordered the Traditional Fair Isle Knitting book. I reckon it's worth it just for the pattern on the cover!
Loop in Camden Passage, London, have Jamieson's in lots of different colours (could even be a round 100? Must check) - I quite fancy trying some of them out soon!