Thursday, 26 February 2009

Socks, Beads & Zebras....

This week I've been making a few things for myself for a change. I've had this yarn for months - it's been a failed scarf, a failed pair of gloves, but finally found it's calling as a pair of socks. I'm not usually very good at socks, but these turned out pretty well - they fit and they match each other which is all one can ask for! And they are nice and warm too..

Also hanging around for months was a necklace I bought at a car boot sale last summer with the intention of taking it to pieces and making it into a long necklace. The beads are a dark greeny-blue with AB coating, and the necklace had a fabulous AB clasp that reminds me of the 'shiny beetles' we used to find in our garden when we lived in Greece - if you've ever read 'My Family and Other Animals' by Gerald Durrell, he used to see an old man in Corfu with these beetles tied to strings for sale as playthings. We just used to marvel at their irridescent wing cases and leave them about their business! Anyway, I finally got around to making the long necklace and had enough beads left over to make a matching bracelet with the clasp as a focal point.

Finally, I've been making slow but steady progress with my zebras and enjoying every brushstroke! I did wonder if this was too ambitious, but it's going well - looks a bit strange with them floating in mid-air, but the water will go in last of all.


Laura said...

Excellent socks! Love 'em! and those Zebras are just wow.

natural attrill said...

I agree, the zebras are just wow!

Do you make socks to order? I wouldnt mind a pair if you do, large, thick and very soft ones, almost like bed socks, but thick enough underfoot for me to walk about the house in them.
email me some prices if its poss.


Magpie Magic said...

Cute socks. Is that the Adriafil yarn?

The necklace and bracelet are cute. Hope you're keeping them, they'll really suit you.

The Zebras are looking great. Lovely depth to the painting already. :-) Looking forward to seeing the finished item.

Caroline B said...

Penny - yes, I'll knit anything to order, me! Have e-mailed you with details.

Raggy Rat said...

zebras look great and i'd love some socks !

Sallie said...

Those socks are great! I love the colors. The zebras are looking really good.