Monday, 6 April 2015

Me On Monday


It was a starting early on Friday kind of a weekend. And aren't they just the best?


A jumping in the car kind of a weekend. A trip to see Little E  (he made me an Easter basket! Thanks, Little E! ) on Friday. A journey to the airport to pick up our boy on Saturday. A longer drive to cook Granny an Easter dinner yesterday. So it's been a family weekend. A hot cross bun eating, Easter pinata bashing, tooth crunching, old church visiting, spring flower admiring, sunshine seeking, roast turkey and lamb preparing, book buying, fast knitting, advice seeking, news gathering weekend. And, best of all, it's not over yet! 

We have a couple more days before everyone starts back to work. I'm guessing there'll be some more chocolate eating, hard boiled egg rolling (that's an Easter tradition round here), movie watching and trip planning.

And Me on Monday? I've finished knitting my first ever pair of socks:


And I can't wait to start another pair. It's thoroughly, completely, utterly addicting: working round and round, with those stripes appearing magically in front of my very steel pointed tips. Now that I've seen how it goes I'm on a mission. I was warned this would happen. I want to knit a truly beautiful pair: neat, neat stitches, an exquisitely turned heel. That crochet blanket might be on the back burner for a while yet..

..if I start today, maybe I'll have another pair to try on next Monday?

Last week Helena, Eileen, Miriam, Susanne, Krafty Karen, Deb, Barbara, Gail, Doris and Alison all gave us a wave. Go on, go wish 'em a great week! And have a good one wherever you are too. The sun is shining here. Time to get back into the car for another trip..


33 comments:

helena said...

fabulous socks and how satisfying - no wonder you are itching to make more - sounds like a lovely family easter in progress - enjoy

Susanne said...

Those socks do look fab. And family holiday weekends are the best - we just enjoyed one ourselves, but we are back to the grind this Monday morning. Have a great week.

Barbara Eads said...

Weekends that start on Friday are the best!!! Your socks are gorgeous---especially hanging out of your boots. I wonder what colors will be your next pair? Have fun with your longer weekend!

scrappyjacky said...

Love the socks.

Maggie said...

Is that Little E's basket on show there? Looks good! Long weekends are wonderful especially with family. Those socks are FAB!

Lea Lacoste said...

your socks are awesome!!! great job :D

Eileen T said...

You've certainly had a busy Easter. I love those socks. Are they as comfy as they look?

Julia said...

The socks are fab! Brightening up a pair of walking boots very nicely! Sounds like you've had a wonderful weekend too - belated Happy Easter x

Sheena said...

The socks look fabulous x
It's good to have the lads home isnt it :)

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Sounds like a fantastic weekend, Sian. I'm slightly jealous that you still have a couple more days of it. :o) And those socks?!?! LOVE!!!

alexa said...

Beautiful socks! What an achievement. As someone who gets cold feet in the winter, woollen socks should clearly be on my to=do list. That sounds like a truly delightful weekend, full of fun and family. Book-buying? Oh, envy here!

JO SOWERBY said...

I adore you rsocks Sian, best personal gift to yourself ever
Jo xxxx

Ruth said...

Those socks look wonderful and I officially have sock envy! Your feet or TNSSO's?

Cheri said...

Your socks ROCK! Way to go!!! and I love the total Easter feel of your post.

debs14 said...

So many things to love about this post! Sounds like you had a great weekend.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Sounds like a great weekend especially with a basket from Little E.! Your socks look amazing. I knew you would be great at it. You sound like my sister, she is so addicted. Me... not so much. ;) I really need to get back to that second sock but my crochet and scrapping is calling my name.

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow! What an awesome [& continuing] Easter you're having....loved the collage of photos...so bright and fresh looking. Love the socks. Hate to say that. But I DO! Not the knitting of said garmet [is a pair of socks a garment???]....but the finished stripes. Yum. Why do we call them 'garmets' anyways???!!!

Lizzy Hill said...

garments...sorry.....

Karen said...

LOVE those socks! We had a lovely Easter weekend, too. I'm the only one here who likes hot cross buns, but I got some good ones at a little bakery in Evanston, and discovered Adam likes them as well.

Karen said...

Ohhhhhh those socks are divine! What a gorgeous choice of colours. I once had a knitted pair of socks but they were so itchy I couldn't stand them for more than a few minutes. Happy Easter xxx

Jennie Hart said...

They are super easter colours as well I think! They are gorgeous anyway. Well done, your easter sounds fab! xxx

KraftyKaren said...

Those socks are fab!!! Sounds like you have had a fab Easter weekend. I'm a day late waving back at you!! Enjoy the rest of your week x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Oh, your socks look fantastic, truly. Sounds like a lovely family weekend.

PS I have a pair of boots almost the same as yours!

Alison said...

Fab socks!glad you are having such a lovely family weekend xx

Abi said...

Your socks look beautiful. I really want to have a go knitting them but I haven't yet plucked up the courage. It's the thought of that heel!

Susan said...

Congratulations on finishing your first pair of socks! They look great and you did a wonderful job of having the stripes match up on both socks. Can't wait to see your next pair.

Miriam said...

Waving to you on Wednesday Sian. Congratulations on finishing those absolutely beautiful socks. What a very uplifting post, thank you. x

iwillbloom said...

Beautiful socks! (*Really* cool boots!).....oh my, hot cross buns....(mine *never* taste the same as Marks and Spencers' ones.... :( LOL!)......love Little E's basket.....! Sounds like a perfectly perfect weekend! Heaven!

Louise said...

oh yes it most certainly has been a super long weekend. I think i'd have to put the crochet on the back burner to knit more socks too - especially if they turned out like your fab ones!

Melissa said...

Sounds like y'all had a wonderful Easter weekend & the socks turned out lovely! Spring has definitely arrived here. Hope you're having a great week & gearing up for another wonderful weekend!

Jo said...

It sounds like you had a great weekend and those socks look fantastic x

Gail said...

The socks look super! Did you say the pattern came with the yarn? Sounds like you had a super Easter weekend. Seems we've got our Easter weather a week late - it's nice & sunny and 17.

Rachel B said...

Wow, what a weekend!

The socks look fab! :)

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