Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Closing Up For A While

Every year at this time I put this blog on hiatus for a couple of months. It's because we travel to Greece and getting dependable Internet is always a bit of a struggle. I find keeping one blog going is just about enough. Anyone interested can follow my comings and goings on my other blog while I'm away. I'm closing up a bit earlier this year and that's mainly because I have many things to do before we actually leave at the end of the month. Having my foot out of commission has put me behind the eight ball and we have also been travelling around southern Ontario for the last 18 days and that didn't help. It was fun though and there was knitting...

Wool socks for my brother-in-law Stavros. Now I had no idea that he would have liked wool socks and never made him any. After all, he lives in Greece. Who needs wool socks in Greece? When my mother-in-law passed away in the spring I had just sent over a new pair of socks for her that she never got to wear. Stavros immediately claimed them as his own. Seems it gets a bit cool on that boat of his in the fall. I decided to gift him another pair.

These socks are knit with Noro sock yarn. I loved the colors and hated knitting with this yarn for a couple of reasons. Firstly it is difficult to knit on bamboo needles and slides off steel needles and secondly because it is a single ply yarn and has a lot of thin spots which required what I call cut and paste. Lots of ends to sew in.

This pair is for me as well and it's done with Classic Elite Yarns, Summer Sox. It's a blend of cotton, merino and nylon. I decided to change up the basic vanilla sock pattern by doing a frilly cast on.

And while we were bumming around I couldn't resist buying yarn in the little city of North Bay, Ontario. Great yarn shop and I had to stop myself. I had planned on buying more in the town of Parry Sound but never did make it to the yarn shop, sadly.

So that's it then until November. I will knit in Greece and will post pictures of both my travels and my knitting on The View From Here.


Blogger Rudee said...

Since you're knitting for others, I have a size 10 foot. Thanks!

Seriously though, what an awesome gift for someone who is out on the water. Even when wet, the wool will be warm. You're a good SIL!

August 19, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

So where do I send them? I have a couple of size 10 knit already in my gift basket...ciao

August 19, 2009 at 8:58 PM  
Blogger Rositta said...

I forgot, I also have a pair for my SIL, I hope she appreciates them.

August 20, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Great looking socks. Have a great time in Greece!

August 20, 2009 at 11:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure your having a blast in greece right now! Lovely socks. How sweet of you to knit a pair for your BIL. Love the blues. And your noro socks are great! I've been able to resist the noro sock yarn for now. I purchased something similar to it Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball its really irritating to knit with.

September 12, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Missing you Rositta, but I'm sure you're having a wonderful time. Love ALL the socks! (I'm a size 6) ;-)

October 31, 2009 at 11:45 AM  

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