Every Day Is New Year's Day
Just taking a break from coughing to update the ol' blog here. Actually most of the symptoms from the nasty pneumonia have gone except for the cough and a $300 bill from Good Samaritan Hospital. I shall refrain from a tirade regarding the American medical system though and we'll move along. First up, the New Year's Day socks were completed 47 days after New Years.
I love this pattern. LOVE IT. Everyone needs to make a pair of New Year's Day socks. Right now! Go ahead, cast on, I'll wait. Anyway, the pattern is so easy to memorize and fun to do these socks seem to knit themselves. And no purling! Yay! I love this pattern so much I immediately cast on for a second pair.
This is the yarn that Dave, of Cabin Cove Mercantile fame, dyed for me last year for my birthday. It's called "April's Showers". Since it's now been sitting in the stash for almost a year I figured it was time to use it up.
Stitches is almost here! Woohoo! This coming weekend is Stitches West and I'll be there, working my little hiney off in the Knitting Arts booth. If you're going to Stitches West, please stop by and say "Hey!".
This ball of yarn was going to be in our booth but uhh .. it's at my house now. Sorry about that. But there's lots more with this came from. This is Pagewood Farms Hand Dyed Sock Yarn. The yarn itself is 70% merino, 20% bamboo and 10% nylon, 450 yards. I like it. I was going to do socks but I think it wants to be lace. It's not spun overly tight and I think it would wear thin quite quickly. Therefore it needs to be around my shoulders and not on my feetsies.
Spring is coming