Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WIP :: Tropical socks


Keep Calm Craft On :: Yarn Along :: WIP Wednesday

Reading: I finished Timeless last night and really like how the author wrapped up and ended the series :) I've also read a norwegian crime book - Malstrømmen, which was very good and I'm looking forward to read the next book. So I had to find my next read and just picked up a book I bought earlier this summer - The Yellow House, which I hope is a good one.

THE YELLOW HOUSE delves into the passion and politics of Northern Ireland at the beginning of the 20th Century. Eileen O'Neill's family is torn apart by religious intolerance and secrets from the past. Determined to reclaim her ancestral home and reunite her family, Eileen begins working at the local mill, saving her money and holding fast to her dream. As war is declared on a local and global scale, Eileen cannot separate the politics from the very personal impact the conflict has had on her own life. She is soon torn between two men, each drawing her to one extreme. One is a charismatic and passionate political activist determined to win Irish independence from Great Britain at any cost, who appeals to her warrior's soul. The other is the wealthy and handsome black sheep of the pacifist family who owns the mill where she works, and whose persistent attention becomes impossible for her to ignore.

Knitting: I've finished the thick woolsocks for hubby and me, just need to weave in some ends and there will be an fo post. The Sock Knitters Anonymous group has sock kals each month, and for Sockdown in September one of the options was to knit with tropical colours. I knew I had a skein of Lorna's Laces in the right colours and casted on a pair. I think it will be a pair for Eirin and the toe is done. I then started Serpentin, but I didn't like how it turned out, so I ripped back to the toe... So, I'm not sure what pattern to choose. I tried to search for other socks made in the same yarn, but none of them caught my eye except this pair which I don't have enough yarn for. So I guess they might be a couple of plain vanilla socks.
I have made a pair for her in this colourway before - Jaywalker.


  1. that yarn is amazing! what a great pair of socks that will make.

  2. I guess one can never have to o many socks- especially hand knit socks for cold winter days. Very festive colors ...makes for happy feet!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog! You have great projects and pictures on yours, I will definitely come back and visit in the future.

  4. The yarn your knitting with is pretty enough to carry a pair of plain vanilla socks! Sometimes it's nice to let the yarn do the heavy lifting.

  5. That sounds like a good read. Fun sock yarn. I say when in doubt, vanilla can't go wrong.

  6. Let's hope Eileen chooses the pacifist.

  7. Beautiful colourway for the socks :)


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