I went outside on the back step to take sock photos, because it was too late in the day for inside photos. I brought a white board to put the socks on, while the cat watched. I think her expression tells you all you need to know:
Bored cat is bored. I then distracted myself with twitter where I realised it’s ‘Tarmac Tuesday‘. Well, the front of the house does get more light at this time of day.
And it gives a slightly more interesting background.These are for my mother (who’s foot is a good bit smaller than mine) so sock blocker photos are required. I borrowed the blockers from Cathyqtpi for the Yarn Festival in March, and they are quite nice. I must find out where she got them (or if you’ve come to visit Cathy, you can leave a comment!)
Yarn: Dublin Dye Swing Sock in Clear
I’ve knit a top down heel flap sock so often now that I no longer need a pattern. But I always credit them to Charlene Schurch, since her Sensational Knitted Socks is my go to basic sock resource. I think I got given the book by a friend who was moving back to the US, maybe 7 or 8 years ago? But it’s a really handy resource for sizes and standard patterns. Definitely one of my most frequently used knitting books. These are the Basic top down with a heel flap socks.
In dye news, there’s a new page over there on the left. Now that I’ve got more than one shop stocking my yarn, I can start a list 🙂 Dublin Bay Knitting in Oregon is now stocking Dublin Dye Swing Sock yarn, the first on the other side of the pond… Hopefully the first of many!