I think Blogsy is going to make blogging on my iPad if not actually easy but certainly more convenient than on my Mac and it's not too steep a learning curve although It seems I have to make notes to remember how some things work.
TThese Big Man Boot Socks are aptly named! The left hand pair are Noro Sock yarn and the right hand are a mixture. They are both toe-up, two-at-a-time magic loop with no-wrap short row heels. My usual sock method
These are constructed the same way but they are all different sizes so that by the end of the year I should have a pair for everyone on my list. Oops - I see one pair has been photoed twice....
With the complications in our life this year Michael decided that his seventieth birthday would be a quiet affair in France and we shared a special meal with Bar and Jim at The Auberge de L'ile. And talking of meals we were so pleased to find that Ludovic our favourite cafe owner, had moved to L'Ardoise and re-opened it as a bistro sort of restaurant, open lunchtimes and evenings and very popular. We had two nice meals there in May.
This is what I gave Michael
I was worried that the colours were not contrasty enough and that I wouldn't be able to see where the colour changes came. In fact it was ok although I needed a yarn marker to be sure. I used Rowan Felted Tweed in Carbon 159 and Seafarer 170
The colours are more accurate on the second photo, Don't you just love the little flecks in it? The pattern is Sarah Hatton's Lindley from Rowan, in fact sized for teenagers so I had to make some alterations. I used3.5mm needles for the rib and 4mm for the rest.
And one more photo of a LaLa Scarf