Friday, June 29, 2007

Tarty Gryffindor

I finished my first knee-high Gryffindor last night, I think after I knit it's mate, this will be the last time I knit knee-highs, unless they are for a small child. It became very boring and far to heavy for my liking. Not to mention the fact that it took forever to reach my favorite part of any sock, the heel.

Eye of Partridge, my favorite heel to knit.
The socks are knitted in Lorna's Laces Flame. The flash on my camera always makes gold look orange and crimson look pink. Imagine glowing embers in a hearth and that's the colours you have here.

The pretty slip stitch toe.

The entire sock.

(and Scotia)

They start immediately under my knee, and the width is actually fine around my expansive calf. As everyone in the UK, who ever wore a school uniform, knows I will need the prerequisite elastic band to hold these puppies up. The mate is already cast on (as I cast on both socks at the same time) but will wait to knit it up as I need a break and I want to finish my Sockapolooza second sock first (just finishing off the foot and toe).

I weighed in a WW this morning and hit my 10% (I have lost 18 lbs so far). To celebebrate the sock and the weight loss I put together a very "sweet" desert. I baked a ricotta cheese custard tart with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries on top. The custard tart is a WW recipe, I mixed the fruit with sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and water to create the sticky blue topping.


Amanda said...

fantastic socks!!! How long did those take? You are a super knitter.

How about a cute knitted blankey for our soon to be little one? ;)

Thanks again for your support with our adoption process. Means a lot!

By the way, if you are ever wanting any products from the UK, please let me know!

Sonya said...

Your posts have been deliciously tart heavy as of late - I see that you are enjoying the summer berry bounty! And as far as loving, oh the Eye of Partridge Heel, your socks are so beautiful! Congrats on reaching 10%, I have to get back on the WW wagon.

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