Seasalt Socks

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.

Seasalt Socks 11These Seasalt Socks are just beautiful even if I say so myself 🙂

Seasalt Socks 19There’s a lovely cable pattern which adds interest to the socks.

Seasalt Socks 06This 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.

Suzy Hausfrau sock Yarn Blue SkiesI have noticed that I am starting to really love bright blue sea colours at the moment. They’re so fresh looking and there are so many shades in this particular yarn.

Seasalt Socks 10As you can see I love photographing my socks outside against the background of colourful plants and flowers 🙂

Seasalt Socks 15If you prefer knitting cuff down socks I can highly recommend this pattern.

Seasalt Socks 17I 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!

Seasalt Socks 25Seasalt Socks 20 Seasalt Socks 23Have 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 🙂

7_Reasons_Why_Adults_low_versionI 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 🙂

Seasalt Socks 24Until next time…

Melanie

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