Wednesday, 23 October 2013

WIP Wednesday..........One Pennycress Sock.


Good Morning, how are you all doing? This is just a quick post from me as I don't have much on my needles apart from the Pennycress socks. I've actually got more on my hook than my needles but I will share more about that tomorrow.


Here's a little sneaky peek of one of the projects on the hook, it's a Christmas gift and I love it!!!!


Back to my Pennycress Socks by Rachel Coopey, I have finished the one and have just cast on the second. I should be quicker with the second sock now I've worked out the toe to top version. I'm still loving the pattern and hopefully next time you see them, they will be finished and on my feet.


I'm still reading The Murder of Mr Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, I'm three quarters of the way through so I'm thinking about, which book to read next. I'm joining in with Ginny's, Yarn Along, where you can share what's on your needles and also what you are reading.

The second series of The Paradise started on Sunday evening, here in the UK, it's my favourite TV programme ever! I love seeing all the ladies in their beautiful Victorian dresses, the men all looking very dapper and the stunning shop with all the gorgeous wares and shop fittings. I bought the book by Emile Zola's called 'The Ladies Paradise', which the series is based on, when the first series started. The original title is 'Au Bonheur des Dames but has been translated by Brian Nelson, so I think I'll read this, next.

Don't forget to check out what everyone else has been knitting and reading, this week.




I'm also joining in with WIP Wednesday over at Tami's blog.



I know I said this was going to be a quick post at the beginning but as I was writing, the postman bought me some "Happy Mail". 


Stephanie from the Knitspiring Odyssey blog, emailed me to tell me I'd won her Birthday Giveaway!!!! She is such a sweet lady and a great Bloggy friend. I won some Madelinetosh 'Tosh Sock' which I'm thrilled with, this is my first ever Madtosh yarn, I'm not sure you can buy it in the UK, if anybody knows, anywhere, please let me know. It's 100% Superwash Merino in Curiosity, and it is so soft for a sock yarn, I love it!!!! She also sent me some little sheep Post It notes and a lovely handwritten note. Thank you so much, Stephanie.

Thank you for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with some crochet projects.
xxxxDebxxxx

23 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful! LOVING that purple!!!!

Corrie B said...

That sock is gorgeous, I am jealous!

Hazels Crochet said...

Your sock looks lovely and your knitting always looks amazing!

That yarn looks beautiful, congratulations on winning it!!

momentsofpeacemama said...

Beautiful knits! Sounds like a really interesting book and program, I'll have to add that to my list to look for :)

Amy at love made my home said...

What a lovely giveaway to have received, you will have lots of fun deciding what to make with your yarn I am sure. The socks are looking great too. I am in awe of sock knitters - well, knitters in general, but especially socks! xx

Jo said...

I have never knit socks, I am worried I will get addicted to it so it's best not to go there I think! Yours are beautiful. I do too much off piste pattern stuff to get two socks the same! Jo x

Jarka said...

wow, the sock pattern is so pretty! I've only made one pair of socks so far but my friend asked if I could knit a pair for her mom for christmas and I think I'll be brave enough to try the pattern you've used...oh and congratulations on winning the giveaway! that's a lovely yarn! :)

Jarka said...

wow, the sock pattern is so pretty! I've only made one pair of socks so far but my friend asked if I could knit a pair for her mom for christmas and I think I'll be brave enough to try the pattern you've used...oh and congratulations on winning the giveaway! that's a lovely yarn! :)

Ros Crawford said...

How kind of you fiend! Lovely work there too Deb!

9peasMom said...

Truly beautiful socks! I love Agatha Christie, and I've never read that one. I have her whole collection, so I need to get busy reading ALL of them!

Candace said...

Beautiful socks Deb and Love the colour of your new yarn.

Chrissie said...

Your knitting is just so beautiful, you make socks look like luxury garments! I can't wait yo see more of your hooky project...and congrats on winning that sublime yarn! Chrissie x

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Those socks are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had dainty enough feet to spoil with socks like that!

Anke said...

LOVE the sock pattern, so pretty! The color of the yarn is beautiful, reminds me of Lavender.

Ladybird Diaries said...

Your socks look beautiful...gorgeous colour. I love the look of your new crochet project too.
Marianne x

Joy said...

Congratulations on your lovely win Deb - isn't it such a lovely surprise when you get word you've had a win!
Your socks are really beautiful, what a wonderful talent you have there - and I love the colour too! I'm very keen to see more of your lovely crochet too - enjoy!
Joy x

karen said...

Your socks are so much prettier than mine :) love the color and that pattern is delightful! Might have to add that one to my to knit list.

Linda R said...

I just love the way your sock looks. I have started knitting a sock. But have taken it a part a couple of times. I am a bit rusty at my knitting.

Hugs~

Evelyn Hender said...

Gorgeous sock pattern and the yarn is such a pretty colour

sustainablemum said...

Love your sock pattern it is gorgeous. You can buy Madelinetosh from Loop in the UK

Hanni said...

The socks are going to be beautiful, I love the color and the delicate lace pattern!

Kepanie said...

That sock is fantastic! It's so pretty in that yarn and the lace pattern is beautifully feminine. Thank you for showing off your Madtosh! Glad you're happy w/it and like those little sheep post-its.

Ira Huberts said...

Such a pretty shade of purple! Love your beautiful sock with the intricate pattern Deb, truly lovely! Ira x
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