Ta-Da!!! Not only did I finish the brown toe up socks, but my Monkeys are done, too!!! I’m very happy with both pairs. The Brown Trekking Pronatura’s, while a little tough on the hands, weren’t too bad to knit. I’ll see how they fair in the warshing. I curious to see how the bamboo wears. The Monkeys – well, what can I say. The pattern is just Stellar, and we all know who wrote it by now, so I won’t re-link you. The yarn is to die for – Sophie’s Toes. I have two more colorways of her’s that are destined to be more socks – for me!!!
And because my sock needles are now empty, bereft of knitting, lonely, dejected, cold, and missing the yarn…………….
I hoisted some Regia Silk out and cast on for a pair out of More Sensational Knitted Socks – using the Sailors Ribbing – excellent book, the second I have from Charlene Schurch. Packed with patterns, and info – it is, by the way, where I found the picot cast off for the brown socks that solved my too-tight dilemma. I don’t think I would ever part with a single sock pattern book I have – I refer to them so much, even though I feel I’ve really come far as a sock knitter. I actually can knit a pair without a pattern – which is something that I find most impressive about me, since I need directions for EVERYTHING. Really. If you know me, you know that.
Other than the socks, and some laundry I don’t have much to really show for my days off – I think that’s ok with me though. Just vegging out, relaxing and regrouping are just what I seemed to need. I may squeak in some spinning just to say I did what I set out to do – but my allergies have settled down, and unless I can locate the mask I used to wear for dying yarn – I may just excuse myself for now!
No new’s on the car – so the contest is still open for entries – remember – just guess what car I’m sitting on the edge of my seat, waiting for. You don’t have to be right. But I did just give you another hint. Yeesh.