Woke to a glorious day, beautiful blue skies and warm sunshine; a clear invitation to venture down to the allotments for Forest School.
As I've mentioned, RH House is a bit drafty, and my feet aren't kindly disposed to drafts, so hooking up a pair of socks seemed in order. In the past I've just hooked a tube, which I've then added ribbing to. This time I decided to have a go at the heel. I used a free pattern from Ravelry - Crochet Socks by Marleen Hartog. A very simply way of creating the heel. A note to beginners - this is a translated pattern, and it's really more of a guide on how to create the socks, rather than a stitch by stitch pattern. It is easy enough, but it does assume you can make adjustments as required yourself.
Anyhoos, these are the socks I made; using the yarn Sarah from Arwen Makes sent me as a house warming gift. Wool with bamboo, wonderfully soft and warm.
The back of the commissioned cloak is finished too, so just the two side/front panels and the hood to go. It's hooking up much, much quicker than anticipated.
In other news, we have a busy few days to look forward to. On the Liverpool HE list someone has organised a discount at a place called Underwater Street which apparently is a big indoor space with craft spaces, dance/music spaces, water play spaces, climbing wall, a real car to paint and play in etc... sounds a fab place, and then come the weekend I really want to finish off the unpacking, and with any luck the big rug I've ordered for Rye's room (£40 from Merchant chandler, bargain!), will have arrived by then too, so I can really sort his room for him, and make it a nice space to hang out in.