I may not be posting much lately, but I have still been knitting. Not making a whole lot of progress, but knitting, nonetheless.
I'm still plugging away on Wisteria, but I'm going to save that sad story for another day. Today, I'm going to talk about socks.First up, a finished pair:
Toe-up, gusset heel, 3X1 rib legs
Yarn: Spunky Eclectic Spunky Speckeled, DK Weight
in Mandy colorway
Needles: Size 3 dpn's
Started January 10, Finished January 24
I bought this yarn at Amy's a couple of years ago and just got around to using it. It's awesome yarn, so soft to knit with and to wear! I like a nice heavy sock in the winter but don't like it to be bulky in my shoes - this fits the bill perfectly.
When one pair of socks comes off the needles, another has to go on, right? Right.
Pattern: Cauchy by Cookie A
Yarn: Sereknity Yarn & Fiber Sock Options Good Harbor
in Secret Garden colorway
Needles: Size 2 dpn's
This is a fun pattern to knit, not to difficult and yet not mind numbingly boring either. It's an easy pattern to memorize and it creates a fun design. Working with Heather's yarn is a joy, as usual; this Good Harbor yarn is especially soft with a very lovely sheen. I can't quite capture the beauty of the colors - the green is much greener, not so much yellowish/green. When I first started knitting this sock, I wasn't sure how I felt about the way it was pooling, but the further along I get, the more I like it. I'm thinking I might do an afterthought heel just so I can keep the colors pooling in the same manner right down the foot.
Speaking of socks, want to see why I am wearing one of my socks rolled down this week? Those of you who are friends on Facebook already know; for the rest of you, here's the reason:
My newest tattoo, done by the awesome Tattoo George. This picture was taken right after he finished it. I will, of course, post another picture when it is completely healed. It's on the inner side of my left leg down close to the ankle (thus, the reason for rolled down socks).
That's it for today. Have a wonderful night!