Sunday 26 November 2023

More socks, and a bone

It's very quiet on this blog - I'm still spending most of my free time studying, rather than creating. I hope to complete my Bachelor of Arts in June next year! But I do still knit socks. I'm planning to have a pair for each of my three boys as a Christmas present - for we will be in Japan on Christmas Day, where warm socks will definitely be needed!

I'm knitting one sock of a pair at a time and then moving on to the next pair to keep myself entertained. The blue sock is the Rustling Reed pattern, which I am enjoying much more this time. The other two are both the trusty Sail Away pattern - I know it by heart now!

I made another pair of Sail Away socks in DK yarn earlier this year, as a birthday present for a friend. He really liked them and sent me this photo:

Last week I had to mend something, so got out the sewing machine for the first time since finishing Hugo's t-shirt quilt. When that was done, I decided to finally do what I had been wanting to do for a long time: make a toy for Shaggy!

He loves to chew on things (especially socks) and I knew it wouldn't be a good idea to crochet a bone for him, like I did for Barney - he would destroy it in seconds! But I thought a bone made from sturdy denim fabric would be okay. He immediately loved it when I gave it to him:

But sadly he managed to maul it within five minutes... He doesn't have many teeth left, but the ones he has are pretty sharp!

Oh well, back to the drawing table...