PS For readers who knew her, Alice Kirkman passed away this week.
We had about 1/2″ of snow when I awoke this morning. So no rush in getting around. I finished these Br0nwynn’s Mock Cable socks. They were made with Paton’s Fireside 5 ply 100% wool, which is why the nylon reinforced heel and toe and on size 3 needles which made them go faster. That means I
actually finished February socks in February! I did find the free pattern in Ravelry. It won’t let me copy and paste the page address so just look for Bronwynn’s Mock Cable Socks by Shawn Morris. . I didn’t realize the name was not the name of the creator. So any of you interested can get it there.
Then I finished setting up Quicken for all our accounts. I used to keep it up to date, but DH took over paying the bills and doesn’t like to bother. So the compromise is I take care of Quicken and he pays the bills. It makes it so much easier when you have to pull numbers together for a project or for taxes.
Today I made good progress on “Bronwynn’s Mock Cable Socks”. I printed this pattern off the internet in 2005 and the site no longer is working. They were very easy to knit and the heel turn did not take much thinking.
I used this yarn which I purchased in Australia about 10 years ago. So both socks and yarn have had time to age. However, this is 100% wool yarn which is not as good for socks as if it has some nylon in it. Because this is a heavier yarn, I used #3 needles with 48 stitches.
This is made by several companies specifically to strengthen heels and toes. I used this darker color as it was what I had on hand. So if you look at the heel on these socks, you will see that I carried this yarn along for strength. Mending is not my favorite option and the bit of color difference won’t matter, since they are either worn at home or with shoes.