The goal is to be able to slouch by the fire over Christmas with the knitted socks - so that everyone asks about them... :) As you may have gathered, I am something of a show-off, especially with this homemade life stuff because my family find the whole thing hilarious.
The pattern is from Knitty and is called Cachoeira - I have no idea how to pronounce that! The wool I'm using was bought from a little craft souvenir shop just off the central square in Tallinn, Estonia. I seem to have a thing for collecting wool from the places I have visited, and my boyfriend now encourages me by bringing me back gifts of handspun wool from local animals when he goes away without me.
I'm finding the pattern a little tricky - and because I can't memorise it easily, I can't just sit there lazily knitting in front of the sofa. I have to think. Which is not conducive to snatching odd moments with the needles. (I know, more excuses). So I am going to make a concerted effort to finish this sock - and maybe if I'm feeling really ambitious, I'll try to make the other sock of the pair!