After another visit to Ravelry’s Free Pattern Testers forum a few weeks ago, I came across this rather delightful pattern that required testing so I put my hand up to be a test knitter and I am rather glad I did.
These Seasalt Socks are just beautiful even if I say so myself 🙂
This pattern is better suited for solid or lightly tonal yarn to show off the detail of the pattern, which may get lost in a heavy variegated yarn. Ages ago I bought two skeins of sock yarn from Yarn Haus called Suzy Hausfrau Sock. It’s 80% merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon and really suits this pattern. What a gorgeous shade of blue. I used the other skein for my Down the Hourglass Socks.
I find I am now in the habit of checking out this forum looking for more cuff down socks to test knit!! The best part is searching through my stash looking for the right yarn. I have so much sock yarn to choose from and it’s fun finding yarn that I’d forgotten all about!
Have you noticed how adult colouring books are all the rage at the moment? Here’s a link to a website where you can download a colouring book that relates to knitting 🙂
I haven’t yet been bitten by the colouring-in bug. I find most of the colouring-in pages available are quite detailed as opposed to my memories of childhood colouring-in where the pages were much simpler.
Today is the QldBaysideYarnClub’s knitting/crocheting group meeting at Tingalpa at 1pm. The best part is we will be welcoming a new knitter/spinner along. Sue contacted me through my blog asking about knitting groups so I gave her a quick call yesterday. It’s always wonderful to connect with like-minded people in the area 🙂
I do hope your weekend is filled with crafty goodness too 🙂