The first Vorticity sock now has the fiddly instep bit done and the foot underway. It’s a little bit quicker now that I only have to follow the chart across the instep and now that all the decreases are done. I’m doing it as part of the Crafts from the Cwtch Next Step Sockalong, as these are quite enough of a challenge without taking on anything new. In sadder sock news, I wore my lovely newly-finished vanilla latte socks with my walking boots on what felt like the 95th snowy school run in a row. Toe went through toe 😦 and I have to frog a few rows again and redo the toe. Lessons learned, pure wool socks are not for me, and walking boots need walking socks. Miss Elle was right.
The Arcadian shawl is complete to the end of the single colour section for the large size. There’s still a ball and a half left of the main colour so we can deduce that I won’t be running out and that sport weight yarn has once again had the better of me. It’s going to be big enough, which is the main thing, and I’m looking forward to introducing the next colour tomorrow.
I may have sewn a pillowcase for Small Girl this week. In pink mermaid print cotton, with a flap and french seams. It’s pretty cool, nearly as cool as listening to her chatting to the mermaids after she’s gone to bed. I may have also done my first ever pattern tracing this afternoon so that a school dress pattern will last more than a few months.
Hope you’ve all had a great week and that all the UK readers are seeing a trouble-free thaw!