Now I feel it's time for something more serious so I have embarked on these, Laverne from Coop Knits Socks volume 2, a Christmas gift.
Since my LSY let me down by transforming into hardly a YS at all, I found some West Yorkshire Spinners yarn on offer not too far away though on line and ordered three colours from the Spice Rack range. In order of viewing left to right Pennyroyal (lilac) which I'm using, Blackcurrant Bomb (self explanatory) and Cinnamon Stick (camel)
The pattern fortunately includes a chart and written instructions, I'm much in favour the latter, but it's not exactly a watch tv and knit operation. I can't enjoy challenging dramas like Apple Tree Yard or Taboo with anything too demanding on the needles. So since I'm past the heel turn on the first sock, when the patterns becomes even more complicated, I have against my usual strict one project at a time rule cast on this.
The pattern is Bobby from Rowan's Tadpoles and Tiddlers, a fantastic book I've had for many years and used a lot. Jim who is helping us with the bathroom told us he is expecting an addition to the family in May and that it will be a boy say no more I was out for some 4 ply cotton and got started.
And the bathroom, ah yes, more of that to follow. If only selecting new fixtures and fittings was as easy as picking out yarns, but then Mr FF doesn't have to concur with my knitting preferences.