Just after sunset:
I finished the socks:
What: Forest Socks
Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash: 1 skein of 867 (Lichen) and tiny bit of 850 (Lime Sherbet)
Needles: size 6, Susan Bates dpn’s
Pattern: Grapevine pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks*. Used eye of partridge heel with seed stitch edging.
Date started: 3/28/07
Date finished: 4/1/07
Lesson Learned: I love how fast worsted weight yarn knits up.
Destination: my feet!
* Pattern details: CO 48; 5.5″ leg (1 1/2″ K1P1 rib + 3 pattern repeats); 8″ foot before toe decreases.
Today dawned bright and sunny, perfect for Saturday Sky:
It was the perfect day for a drive.
Here are my favorites:
And here are some others:
The Forest socks should be finished within the next day or so:
And finally for today, my security system:
I don’t have to pay a monthly fee. I just keep them stocked in kibble, treats, belly rubs and lots of love.
The Forest socks are moving towards the toes:
I’ve been on a Modern Marvels kick lately and most of the episodes require attentive viewing. Since all of my socks in progress also require attention, I cast on a pair of mindless socks:
This week’s Friday’s Feast:
What are you proud of?
What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize?
I don’t think I’ve ever won anything. At least not anything I remember.
Name something you do that is a waste of time.
Hitting the snooze button too many times.
In what year of your life did you change the most?
Where is a place you consider to be very tranquil?
I’ve finally made some progress on the Forest socks. They are both ready for their heel flaps:
This yarn is actually dark green. It’s a tad darker than how it appears in the photo.
I have a feeling that my obsessive tendency is going to be directed at socks for awhile. This landed in my mailbox yesterday:
After months of waiting, I can finally say it was worth the wait. I devoured the book yesterday and cast on this morning:
It was tough to decide which pattern to knit. I have a feeling this book will be dog-eared in record time.
I received a couple of questions about how many stitches I cast on for A Scarf With No Name. Since I record everything about every object that I knit, I consulted my handy dandy knitting notebook. However, I didn’t find the cast on number, I found this:
Yes, that says “metric assload”. I didn’t even try to count the stitches. What I do remember is that I used a 46″ circular needle and the long tail cast on and cast on until the needle was full.
Samantha’s love affair with the pink bunny continues:
The poor bunny is soggy, missing most of the stuffing and one ear is partially chewed off. It was well worth the $2.
I realize that I am extremely biased, but I think Kishka is one of the most gorgeous mutts I’ve ever seen. I love to take pictures of her.