This morning I heard a house finch singing his heart out! That song is usually the first sign that it will start to warm up, the flowers and trees will bloom and spring will be just around the corner. The days are noticeably longer both morning and night. It's the morning light that I crave.
The socks for my Sockapalooza Pal are complete! They turned out to be happy, beautiful socks and my wish is that my pal will love them as much as I do. They are blocking on 'hanger' blockers that Smith made for me. He was so careful and made sure they were the exact size. Maybe I'll find a reason to use them again someday.
The pattern was fun to knit and I will make a pair for myself as soon as I can get to it. I did buy more colors of the Twinkletoes yarn this week. (I just couldn't help myself.)
And this is my Six Sock (not) Stashbusters progress. Susan's instructions were easy to follow and I like this method of starting a toe-up sock. It's a short row toe that starts at the top of the toe and moves down to the point and back up with short rows. Wendy detailed the instrutions in Knitty on just how it works. This is my first toe-up, and frankly, I love going from the cuff down and have no problem with fit once I figured out what heel I and toe fit me best. But, I might try this again if I like the end results.
Socks brought me back to knitting after taking a couple of years off in the early '90's to pursue embroidery. Needlework was hard to do in a car or airplane and socks were just more travel friendly and easier to see. There is always a sock or two on the needles around here and most people in blogland feel the same way about them, it seems. It's the year of the sock, right?!
Enjoy your weekend!