After the summer sweater disaster I was feeling the need to cast on a quick project, one with a relatively high probability of success. The Fred & George socks had been in my Ravelry queue since Interweave Knits came out with their special Harry Potter edition back in 2013. I love the colourwork in these socks, so decided it was time to cast on.
They were a quick knit, and I liked making them enough I might try them again in some different colours. By the way, it isn't an optical illusion that the left sock looks a bit bigger than the right. I knit the right sock first using cubic needles, which are supposed to be easier on your hands. Not only did I find they actually hurt my hands, I didn't like the way they felt when I was knitting with them. I switched to regular double pointed needles for the second sock, and obviously felt way more relaxed knitting it. The size difference won't matter when I'm wearing them, so it's not a big deal. But if they had been something like sleeves on a sweater it would have been, so I guess the lesson here is beware of switching needle types in the middle of a project.
In other news I've been in to visit baby Ella this week. I had already forgotten just how tiny she is! Rebekah is feeling much better, and we even managed to take Ella for a walk down to Jericho Beach.
She seems to be a very calm baby, even though it doesn't look like it in the picture of the two of us.
In other news, it has cooled off here again, and we've had some much needed rain. There are so many fires in our province right now, including one near Harrison Lake, not too far from where we live. Yesterday I went for a hike up Teapot Hill. I've started using Nordic walking poles when I go, which makes it a much better workout. I like how they match this teapot.
I did the hike just before the storm hit. The sun was filtering through the trees, and it was so beautiful I just had to stop and take a picture.
Have a great weekend!