After pondering the preferred sock to knit for Project Spectrum in the perfect color pallet yarn, Fire on the Mountain, my preference is Potu...Pomi...Porti...Pormth...Pomatomus. From here on out to be called the P-Word Socks. While I'm not very far along I can tell you this is one fun sock to knit. There are only a few stitches created with each color, so it's like knitting with a riot of color. The pattern is a hoot, too! I'm so lovin' it!
Today will be my last post about Pink and Red for Project Spectrum's first month. Sigh...it's a sad day, as I love both color so much more than the colors for the next two months. Despite that, it will be fun to play with new color and I hope to feel more favorably towards Orange, Yellow and Green by the end of May. (Yes Norma, I do love Typepad's color feature.)
During Saturday's yarn crawl I did buy more PINK sock yarn. Can you stand it? I tried to put it back. I tried very hard, but you know how sticky yarn can be. While it is pink there are some lovely shades of salmon floating around in it, too. I have yet to knit with Shaeffer Anne and this makes the third 'skank' in my stash. If I hadn't already crashed on the StashAlong this would have ended it. It is the only yarn I bought besides plain yarn to dye and the sweater yarn (for which I had enough on my gift certificates). I wouldn't call that a StashAlong backlash (yet) and I hope there isn't one. I do have enough yarn to enjoy through the summer. (Please be kind and don't laugh or poke fun, I do mean it...*cough*.)
Another P word is my new purse! It's a perfect size to carry a knitting project. While decluttering last year I handed over, to a friend who sews, a big bag of fabrics and patterns. The bag was full of good intentions too but, we know what the road to hell is paved with and I needed to improve my track record. Carolyn took some of the fabrics and one of the patterns, made a purse (that I had intended to make) and gifted it back to me. (She is a real sweetheart!) The inside has several pockets for tools and enough room for a sock project! It now holds the P-Word socks.
Judy sent some of her beautiful pure silk hand dyed yarn for me to test. The color is so rich and the yarn so shiny! I will start knitting with it to see what I think and give her a report. It had to be included with this post because it is such a fabulous red!
And, just in time for the end of the Pink and Red month, I finished the Child's First Socks. I've knit them three times and still love the pattern. I hope my pal loves them, too.
Child's First Sock from Knitting Vintage Socks
by Nancy Bush
Yarn: Hand Jive Nature's Pallet – Indian Paintbrush
Needles: DPN Bamboo size 1.5
Time to Knit: 2-7-06 – 3-19-06
Knit for: Alison’s SockapalOOOza and Becky’s Red Hot Sizzling Socks KAL
This post brought to you by the letter 'P' and Project Spectrum.