I've used Erica Lueder's Hermione's Everyday Socks pattern before but I had a feeling the texture would show up better in a plain yarn so I decided I'd knit a pair in some Cascade Heritage yarn in the charcoal colourway. I was right, this time round the pattern shows up much better.
I quite fancied this pair of socks myself but Eleanor was home a couple of weeks ago as she was going to an Ed Sheeran concert, she saw me knitting them and, just as I thought, she quite fancied them too. They'll be making their way to Nottingham in some Happy Mail to cheer up any grey days Eleanor might have ahead of her, it's exam time after all. Mick's working in Nottingham on Monday so he'll drop the box of goodies off in person and if Eleanor's really lucky, he might even take her out for tea.
Whoever said that students have it hard?
Lucky Eleanor! I really like that pattern, & once I'm better at sock knitting, I'd like to try a pair. Take care.ReplyDelete
It's such a lovely pattern, very easy to follow but gives, in my opinion, a fabulous result.Delete
The socks look lovely, Jo. I'm sure Eleanor will love them! :o)ReplyDelete
I had hoped to keep this pair for myself but Eleanor took a fancy to them. I don't mind though, I'll knit another pair for myself.Delete
It's a pretty pattern and does show lovely with the charcoal. They look soft and cosy too, lucky Eleanor having such a clever mum xxReplyDelete
I thought the pattern would look good on a plain yarn and it does, it shows up beautifully. I'm a big fan of Cascade Heritage Sock Yarn, it's so soft and squishy.Delete
Good for you, and lucky Eleanor. xxReplyDelete
Eleanor likes plain colours so I know she'll like these, they'll keep her feet nice and cosy too.Delete
Those turned out so well - I'm sure Eleanor will be very appreciative when she finds them in her Happy Mail. I have a feeling she will be in luck when it comes to the tea break with her dad :)ReplyDelete
I'm really pleased with them, I'm definitely going to knit a pair for myself now that Eleanor's claimed these. I think you're right, Eleanor can wrap Mick around her little finger so I'm sure they'll enjoy a trip out for tea.Delete
Gorgeous socks. I'm not sure I could manage a pattern just yet. I'm still trying to get to grips with knitting socks at all. I could really do with replacing the shrunken ones but my knitting time has been passed over for sorting the garden while the weather is good.ReplyDelete
Eleanor must really look forward to her happy mail. X
This is a great choice for when you feel ready to tackle a pattern, it's really very easy. We do have to make the most of the good weather, we never know how long it's going to last, and once the garden's done you'll be able to sit out there and enjoy it whilst you knit. Eleanor loves receiving her Happy Mail, I think I know her well enough to fill the box with lots of things she likes and enjoys, she's always very happy with the contents of the box.Delete
How wonderful for Eleanor, a surprise box and tea out sounds like a good life to me. I jest of course there is always a lot of pressure at this time of year, hope all goes well for her.ReplyDelete
Thank you. She seems to be quite calm about things at the moment, most unlike her as she's always been stressed about exams up to this point, but I think some Happy Mail won't go amiss.Delete
Those are lovely, Jo. They look so intricate, I really don't know how people knit, it's a whole mystery to me! I tried it when I was a child, but made such a mess of it, I decided knitting and I didn't make the best of friends!ReplyDelete
I learnt to knit before I can remember, I believe my mum and my grandma taught me, though my dad will have had a hand in teaching me too I would have thought as he can also knit. My grandma taught her sons to knit as well as her daughter.Delete
That's a great pattern, they look lovely,ReplyDelete
It's a good looking pattern but it's really enjoyable to knit too.Delete
They look lovely and soft, and really comfy - lucky Eleanor :) I hope you knit yourself a pair now too?ReplyDelete
I'm a big fan of Cascade Heritage yarn, it's so soft. I'm definitely going to knit myself a pair, I want to restock my sock drawer in time for next winter.Delete
I'm sure Eleanor appreciated the socks and time with her Dad. I hope all is going well with her at uni especially as it's exam time. Our granddaughter is near the end of her college studies. She has her place at uni and accommodation settled. We shall miss her when she goes away.ReplyDelete
Eleanor's loving her time at uni, thank you for asking. This year has gone by so fast but she's settled really well and is enjoying her course and all the other things which go hand in hand with being at university. I wish your granddaughter all the very best.Delete
I'm not surprised that Eleanor fell for those socks Jo. I hope that her exams go well. Do her marks count towards her final degree? Maybe you will just have to cast on again :)ReplyDelete
The exams that Eleanor takes this year don't count towards her degree but she does have to pass them otherwise she can't take her second year. It does make it a little more relaxed for her though.Delete
wow- that is very unusual - every exam taken at university in NZ from year 1 counts towards the degree - you can still pass the coursework here, but if you do a "no-show" for the exam , you fail the entire course (paper). We do 8 courses (papers per year) - usually 4 a semester (2 semesters a year).Delete
Yes, you do have to show for the exam here too and you have to pass it to progress to Year 2, it's just the grades which don't count towards the actual degree.Delete
Such a wonderful mum sending her happy presents of cosy socks!ReplyDelete
Eleanor's always so thankful for everything I send, it makes it a real pleasure when I make or buy anything for her.Delete
The pattern looks great in that yarn. I hope all Eleanor's exam go well. It's a very stressful time. JxReplyDelete
Thank you. Eleanor's done really well this year, she loves her course and has got great marks in all her assessments so we're just keeping our fingers crossed now that the exams go well too.Delete
I love your Happy Mail idea ...ReplyDelete
These are great looking socks and I love the colour, Eleanor is a lucky girl.
I'm sure she and Mick will enjoy tea together.
Her first year at Uni is flying by, quite amazing how the time does fly by. Hope her exams go well.
Happy Weekend Wishes
All the best Jan
Eleanor likes plain colours, especially grey and green, so it's no surprise that she's taken a liking to these socks, I'm sure she'll be happy when she finds them in her Happy Mail. Thank you, we're keeping our fingers crossed that her exams go well, hard to believe that it's that time already, it doesn't seem two minutes since she was involved in all the fresher's activities during her first week.Delete
They are a lovely pair of socks, I would have coveted them too! Hope Mick gets to take the Princess out to tea, wishing her lots of luck with those exams.xxxReplyDelete
Thank you. Eleanor seems to be revising in the library every time I text her just lately so she's certainly putting lots of work in, I just hope it pays off.Delete
Wishing Eleanor good luck for her exams! Your (her) socks look really nice. I have some plain grey yarn that has been waiting patiently for a use. Have a good weekend. xReplyDelete
Thank you. Although I love patterned yarn, textured patterns show up much clearer on plain yarn so I'm becoming more of a fan of it. I love the Cascade Heritage yarn, it's reasonably priced and is so soft.Delete
great socks, I may well go sneak a peak and plan a cast on...ReplyDelete
The pattern and yarn are a great combination, I'm very pleased at how they've turned out.Delete
fabulous socks! I'm already dreading my one 3 hour university exam on June 15... I still have 2 x 4000 essays to write before them and am at the stage where I just want to quite my fulltime job too - mentally stuffed from work every day, then have to come home and do 25 hours of study a week.... Good luck to Eleanor!ReplyDelete
A degree is a lot to take on when you're working full time too, it isn't something to enter into lightly. Good luck with your essays and your exam.Delete
A mum hug for feet, wonderful cheer you up and miss you lots gift.ReplyDelete
I have this pattern printed out, but not got round to trying it yet.
I love this pattern, it's easy to follow but creates a wonderful textured result. I can see me knitting many more pairs of these.Delete