This is a free pattern on Ravelry from Laura Linneman and is knit toe up on two needles. This was a new technique to me but I enjoyed it so much I am now knitting sweater sleeves the same way. The yarn is Sara's Texture Crafts in her Standard Socks - Odd Sox - Line Art base in the Watermelon Neon colourway. I bought it at Fibre East a couple of years ago specifically for this pattern - it has just taken longer to get it knitted up than I anticipated. Sock 1 was cast on on 17 December 2016 and cast off on 25 February 2017. Sock 2 was cast on the same day and cast off on 14 April 2017.
In other news, I had a great day off with eldest niece. We bought clothes and books, we ate toasted teacake and later on pizza, we got her feet measured (at her Mum's request), we chatted and walked what felt like miles round town. The one big fail was the new phone cover we were supposed to be looking for - we just couldn't find anything she really liked. My sister finally texted to ask if she was coming home at all that day so we headed for the bus and icecreams. I'm counting it as a great success on the Auntie front, and we still need to find a phone cover :-)
I also went to Slimming World that evening and found I had lost another 2lb, so 4.5lb in two weeks! I had hedged my bets at lunchtime by having a veggie flatbread in Pizza Hut instead of pizza, but there was garlic bread.
Yesterday was Easter Sunday, and as well as casting on a new project, I went to my parents' house for tea. We had an Easter egg hunt in the back garden, which means I now have chocolate bunnies in my fridge. We were also "entertained" by my nieces, who put on a Easter Bunny playlet with Harry Potter references - sometimes being a good Auntie can be a real strain.
Tonight I have Knit Group and tomorrow is unfortunately back to work. I hope that all of you had a good Easter (if you celebrate it) or a nice break (if you don't).
Wishing all the best to you and yours.