Gotta love packing :-S We're at that tricky stage where you want to get as much done as you can but have to consider if you're likely to need those things in the next couple of weeks. Doesn't help that it's the Summer holidays so I have 4 very excited little helpers...
In the midst of all the chaos I'm still finding time for some simple projects. I'm working on these scrappy socks for Mr Soaring Sheep. It's his birthday in a month's time so I might try and get them finished by then. No guarantees though.
I did finish this pair of socks for my Dad. I meant to show them off last Friday but it's taken me a while to sort through the hundreds of photos I took on holiday
It was my first time making socks for someone who couldn't try them on. Not sure how successful I was with the fit because he tried them on OVER his normal socks and then said they were a little tight on the heel *sigh*. I think they'll be fine though, he didn't want to get them dirty :)
Just a simple plain sock with a gusset heel worked from the toe up. The yarn is by Flamboyance yarns in a colourway called "Red Onions". It's merino with 25% nylon so hopefully they will last well. And if I ever see him wearing them PROPERLY I might make him another pair ;-)
Remember the lace shawl I made for my Mum? Well I very proudly gave it to her last week and she was thrilled with it. My Mum doesn't like having her photo taken so you'll have to make do with this shot.
I'm not sure when I'll be posting again. I'm just holding on to the thought that in 3 weeks time all this moving stress will be over and we'll be living in a house we own. I've been buying lots of plants for the garden, I can't wait to get started. For now, it's back to the boxes. They are everywhere...