Catch Up/Socks

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? It was Spring when I last posted. Now, it’s Summer and I’m watering the garden to the chimes of the ice cream truck. Yeesh, where did May go? Anyway, there’s so much to catch up on now that my blogging mojo is returning. The next few posts are going to be a mix of old and new: a visit to an alpaca farm, other crafts, recently finished projects, not so recently finished projects, and whatever else comes to mind. I’ll catch up eventually.

In the vein of not so recently finished projects, I present to you a pair of socks that I finished in March.

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Pattern: Little Child’s Socks by Nancy Bush

Yarn: Berocco Ultra Alpaca Fine - Turquoise Mix

Needles: US 0 (2.0 mm) DPN’s

Dates: April 22, 2010 - March 29, 2011

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They’re soft. They’re warm. They took way too long to knit but I suppose that’s to be expected when knitting on 0’s. These socks were worth the year long wait though. All the small details - like the band on the cuff and the pointed bit of texture on the foot - really make this design. The pattern, the small parts that I actually used, was well written and easy to convert to toe up. I might even knit another pair but definitely not on 0’s.

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I’m looking forward to cooler temperatures so I can actually wear them for more than 30 seconds at a time. Plus, 50º is better than 102º any time of year.

I pulled this pair out the WIP bin because I was and still am trying to clear out my unfinished projects. They were also more than half knit which is the only reason I finished them in March. In April, I cast on for a blue and purple pair of striped knee highs. It’s two months later and they’re not even close to  finished. So much for a pair of socks a month. I did manage to finish 3 pairs before my sock mojo took a vacation so I’m not going to force it. Maybe I’ll try again later in the year and maybe I won’t. Either way, there’s plenty of other things to knit.

Also, don’t forget that World Wide Knit in Public Day is this weekend. Enjoy your weekend and have fun wherever you end up stitching!

Hunker Down

After lots of rain early this morning, today has become one of those odd days that’s both rainy and sunny at the same time. I’m doing my best to enjoy the sun even if it is a bit damp outside. So, I’m hunkering down in front of my favorite window with my knitting and some new and not so new music.

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The knitting is a pair of socks for March that I put down last year. I’m really enjoying the pattern, Little Child’s Sock by Nancy Bush, and the yarn, Ultra Alpaca Fine. If the rainy weather keeps up, I might even get to wear them in the next few days.