Our wish for the weekend was for winter like weather and new snow in the mountains. The snow arrived in the mountains (YAY!), but only warm rain came to the valley, but at least we had some precipitation. The sky was the perfect combination of colors for February PS; blue, gray and white (see photo on the side bar). Knitting as much (and as fast) as I could, made for a very happy weekend. And finishing a pretty pair of socks added to my delight.
This pair of socks is one of the happiest socks I have ever knit. The colorway, Freesia, brings thoughts of spring time flowers with the sun on their faces. If feet can’t be bare this time of year then they should be covered with hand knit socks in glorious colors, eh? This pair of socks makes me feel young and able to dance as TeresaC daughters do when she knits them socks! It’s a wonderful feeling to make feet happy and my feet are very happy.
Pattern: My own basic sock pattern in Rib Lace stitch from Sensational Socks
Yarn: Claudia’s Hand Paint in Freesia from the Loopy Ewe
Needles: Bamboo DPNs size 1
Time to Knit: 1-22-07 - 2-10-07
Perfect for my last entry in Maryse’s show your socks contest.
Progress was made on Susan’s mystery sock and this picture was taken just before I started the heel. I'm ready for her next installment and should finish when she does later this week. You can see my debut as the 'Kitchener Maven' later this week. I did lengthen the leg and added 5 st. to make my leg 45 st. around. I just didn't want to waste Jessie’s fabulous yarn for 'too short' socks and I like my socks to fit my very long legs.
If you liked the "Margene" roving, but you don't spin (yet), it's your lucky day! Erin has dyed the same colorway in yarn, sock yarn! It will be sold at Chrissy's shop Gardiner Yarn Works, AND she's designing a sock pattern, too! Watch for it later this week. (You can also find a free sock pattern of Chrissy's at Interweave Knits and it's very cool!)
There are plans cooking up for many more socks, too. This weekend I picked up two new books at the LYSs. Favorite Socks has many of the pattens I've loved in past IK magazines but never knit. It's great to have them in one book, plus six new patterns. Lace Style has many great patterns for jackets, camisoles, socks and the like and the one that really caught my eye was the Katherine Hepburn Cardigan.
Grrl, I say to myself, you've just got to knit faster!