It was back in May when Christine over at Winwick Mum blog hosted her sockalong. I got all my bits and pieces ready, chose the yarn I was going to use and started on time.
I don't know what happened to my crafting mojo over summer but it disappeared almost completely. I know I've been short of time due to one thing and another, but I wasn't really bothered about all the projects I had on the go even when I had a spare hour or two.
I think it's the fact that the nights are drawing in and there's a distinct autumn feel in the air now which has prompted me to get back on with things and I've managed to muster up some enthusiasm for my knitting again. These are the socks I started way back in May for the sockalong, finally finished.
The yarn I used is Superwash Blue Faced Leicester from Wharfedale Woolworks in Neon Iris#1 colourway. After finishing the first sock I wasn't sure there was going to be enough yarn left to make the second one, there just didn't look to be enough there but as it turns out, there was plenty and quite a bit was left over too. I'm never very good at gauging just how much yarn I'll need for a project, I usually overestimate.
So, now the sockalong socks are off my knitting needles, I shall crack on with some of the other projects I've got on the go, as well as making a start on the crochet along I'm joining in with.
Don't forget about the swap I'm running. The Twelve Days Of Christmas Swap Sign Up is still open if you fancy joining in, just leave a comment on that post and I'll add you to the list. It would be lovely to have a few more participants, there's lots of people who are interested in swapping worldwide so it doesn't matter where in the world you are. Don't be shy, it's a great way to make some new friends.