The sun has finally emerged from behind the clouds – it was a lovely spring day today.
…Flowers and trees blooming, light breezes…
I guess you could say I have a little *spring* in my step!
…beautiful weather and pretty new socks…
Yarn: GGH Marathon [sadly discontinued!]
Needles: Size US 1.5
Basic stockinette pattern with small ribbed cuff, and the German heel and French toe adapted from Knitting Vintage Socks. The beautiful yarn was the star, so simple stockinette did the trick. I knit on these on my way back from North Carolina over the weekend. Surprisingly, half of the second sock was knit in the dark, so I am surprised it looks this good (a few visible ladders, but hey, you wear them on your feet!)
The yarn was from a long ago trade with sweet Debi. It is the second pair of socks I have made with this yarn (Kris’s were the first), and I am sorry that it is no longer manufactured. I love the subtle colors and striping. It looks like handspun. Luckily, Trekking is a close comparison, and that is well-represented in the sock yarn market today (and my stash… )
I finished the last few inches and the toe decreases last night, while watching GAME ONE of the Stanley Cup playoffs between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Ottawa Senators. I have been a Penguins fan for a long time (basically since Kris and I got together about 10 years ago!) and I am so excited about the series. The Penguins won 4-0 last night! Dear Ottawa friends – I know there are a few of you – we can remain bloggy buddies
With the playoffs and the race for the Stanley Cup in mind, a few of the hockey fan knitters over on the Ravelry group Puck This! were starting a playoffs knitalong. I decided to make my game-watching knitting a stashbusting activity… so I will be Stanley Cup Stashbusting for the next two months… until the Cup is raised over someone’s head (preferably a Penguin’s) Please feel free to join me – no matter what team you support, or if you know nothing about hockey at all! It is nothing formal – only fun! I am planning several small projects for the random green and brown skeins (for Project Spectrum) of yarn in my stash. Cowls and fingerless mitts galore!
~Many many thanks for your comments on my sister’s cardigan!