The day after I took the picture for Sunday’s post the peony opened! This is meant to bring a little sunshine to those of you with endless rain. We know how it feels, as our last few months we had constant rain. After one week of beautiful blue skies theysay that Sunday and Monday may be overcast.
A Sock Saga
This knitter, as many a knitter does, loves to knit socks. Some knitters have too many socks on their needles (if there is such a thing). My problem has been not enjoying any of the socks I currently have on the needles (maybe that's the same problem). The heel on the Spearfish sock has been turned, but I've decided to set it aside for now. The yarn is homespun with a little to much vaiation of thick and thin. It should have become a nice piece of lace instead of a pair of socks. The color isn’t fitting my mood just now, either. It isn’t springy or sunny. I solemnly swear to finish them later.
Green yarn isn’t something you see much around here. It's not a good color for me to wear. I bought this bright green Lorna’s Laces as I think you can (and should) knit socks in colors that you wouldn't usually wear and rarely buy. It's my way of knitting outside the box, if you will. Why not show off those hand knits...be proud? My first intention was to knit the Birch Leaf sock from A Gathering of Lace, but my book is still visiting a friend. (Grumble, grumble.) So instead, I tried the Lace Leaf sock from Fiber Trends. Hey, what gives? Only 60 stitches around? Well, that isn’t going to fit my non-Cinderella foot. Yes, I could add a repeat, but still, I do want the Birch Leaf socks more. Sigh, foiled again.
Despite having 50 balls of sock yarn in my stash, on a recent trip the LYS this bright and beautiful ball of Sockatta sock yarn jumped into my hands. It was impossible to put the ball back on the shelf...it really wanted to come home with me. The colorway reminds me of summer peaches or a summer sunset. I had to cast on right away, as a grrls gotta see the way the colors work, right? The colors stripe evenly and there is a row of alternating red and white stitches between each color change. It is a very cool sock yarn made of part cotton part wool. Instead of looking through books and finding an appropriate sock, I decided to emulate Claudia and knit picot socks. I’ll have happy sunny feet come fall and have a good time knitting with summer colors (and I might just finish them right away).