Here in California we’re having a lovely cold spell. It’s been windy on and off, and the air is brisk, and in the morning it is downright chilly. It is absolutely delightful! Of course I realize that this is only a fluke and that eventually the autumn heat will return – after all I cannot remember a single Halloween for far too many years where it wasn’t warm enough to still be wearing short sleeves at the end of October. But right now we are enjoying it while we can – especially those of us who have lovely hand-knit wool socks.
And speaking of socks, here are all the pictures of my recent socks. These first two were made during our trip to and from Atlanta.
In fact I shaped the toe and did the last kitchner stitch grafting and wove in the ends on the last sock on the plane trip home. Not bad for five days – two pairs of socks! The pink ones are Colori yarn I got from Elann.com. The ones that looks sort of like a 70’s acid trip are made with KnitPicks Dancing sock yarn. I really like the yarn – it’s very smooth and feels great to wear – not at all scratchy like wool sometimes can be. But the pattern is just really weird. I had ordered two pairs worth of Dancing yarn and I’m working on the first sock of the second pair at the moment (it’s become my purse sock – it travels around with me in my purse so I have something to knit when carpooling, or sitting at the doctor’s office waiting to get my monthly allergy shots), and it’s doing the same kind of weird color patterning as this pair. The only difference is that the pair I’m working on has more subdued colors, so it doesn’t look nearly as psychedelic.
Finally, a picture of the socks I made for my Sockpal2za sock pal.
I have completely given up on any attempt to get a picture that shows the actual pattern. Suffice it to say that it is a 5 stitch repeat with a zigzag eyelet pattern, and otherwise my usual top down sock pattern. I have left the ends dangling at the toe, and am sending my sock pal all the extra yarn because I am really nervous about the sizing and it would be just my luck to have made these things too short.