Friday, July 13, 2007

Seashell Socks

"Knitting is something you can do, even when your heart is
going like a trip-hammer and the pit of your stomach feels all gone and
your thoughts are catawampus." Susan Baker (Rilla of Ingleside, LM Montgomery)
I put this into practice yesterday, frantically knitting away while waiting to be collected to take Cadbury to the vets for an emergency appointment for a blocked bladder. Things are now going to plan (they were looking rather bleak first thing this morning) but he will still have to stay in for a couple more days at least. Hopefully he will respond to this treatment and we'll be able to bring him home.

Anyway, let's talk about knitting.

The felted slippers are still too big and have been put to one side. I think they need to go on a very hot wash, and I'm reluctant to put the washer on just for them, so they can wait.

I started on a pair of pretty socks, using my Lucy Neatby Celestial Merino (Seashell) and the Lace Rib pattern from SKS. I rather like the mottled effect of these with the lacy pattern.


Also, here is a not very good picture of my Molly's Headband that I finished the other day. It is surprisingly difficult to get a decent photograph of the side of your head, especially when looking in a mirror. The Lambgora yarn is lovely, but the overall colour is a bit more vivid than I was expecting. Still, it was a fun, quick knit and something that I think will get a lot of use.



14 comments:

Super Monkey said...

Lucky poos and furry mojo for Mr Cadbury!

Kai said...

oohh the sock looks lovely and the headband is very cool. :)

get well wishes to Cadbury *hugs*

Christina said...

get well soon cadbury!! The sock is looking lovely, I do like the colour and nice headband too. I'm waiting keenly to see the outcome of the felted slippers, cos I want some now and it's all your fault!! ;)

Auntie Noo said...

Spot sends mr C a schlurpy lick for get well wishes. The socks look lovely, I would never have chosen that patten from the book, but will deff have another look at it now.!

Queen of the froggers. said...

That yarn is great in the pattern you have chosen. I hope Cadbury feels better soon.

Seahorse said...

Everything crossed for Monsieur Cadbury. I love the headband. Your felted slippers can't possibly be worse than the ones I made (still looking for a size 15 feet drag queen who might appreciate them, lol!).

modelwidow said...

Pretty socks!
and very best wishes to Cadbury (and a hug to you, these critters are a worry aren`t they)

LittleBerry said...

Hope Cadbury is better soon and back home with you.... love the socks too...

artyfartykat said...

Hope Cadbury is on the mend.
The sock pattern looks great and I love the way the colours seem to melt into each other.
Well done on getting a pic of the headband too, no mean feat I'm sure! I love the headband, might have to add that to my queue!

ferg said...

hat gorgeous socks. I have always cheated by knitting with self-striping wool and then congratulating myself on the impressive product. It's time I did a PATTERN. You have inspired me.
Cheers Gillian

woolydoodles said...

I really hope Cadbury is feeling better soon...Poppy sends big wags, strokes and licks and the cats send big purrs!
Love your socks! The pattern really works well with the colourway. They will look pretty when you get to wear them.
Take lots of care
Love n hugs
Mel x

clarabelle said...

The joys and benefits of knitting!

Do hope Cadbury is ok. I can't cope with ill pets, which is why I'm currently pet-less.

Love your knits, btw... the headband looks lovely and suits you. And I've got a skein of Lucy Neatby's Seashell. Some gloves? some socks? not sure...

gilraen said...

Glad to hear that Cadbury is on the mend. :)

I LOVE the yarn/socks. Georgeous colours!! :)

Piglottie said...

So sorry to hear about Cadbury - hope he gets better soon. Your socks are beautiful. And I love your Molly's headband - I'm wearing mine now and wear it all the time. I must knit another.