They're done! I finished them over the weekend and I could not be happier with these socks. I like them, I like the yarn, the pattern, the way they fit, everything!
Yarn: Trekking XXL #131
Needles: Crystal Palace (2.25mm)
cast on 64 stitches, increased top to 40 stitches
Cuff: 4 inches, 2X2 ribbing, Russian bindoff
Now I am finishing up the Walk in the Woods socks.
After I finish this pair, I am going to knit a shawl or two. My mom is going on a cruise and has requested that I make her a shawl to take along. So I asked her what color, what style, etc. She wants a black triangle shawl. Black. Of all the colors in the spectrum, she wants black because it matches everything. She wants what she wants, so I ordered some black gloss
from KnitPicks. While looking around I found this
. I am so happy that they added some new colors! I had to get some!
While contemplating black yarn, I remembered that my LYS
had some fancy black laceweight. So I went there on Saturday and found just what I was looking for:
Black with silver and gold glitter. It has just a little bit of sparkle without being too novelty-ish. So I will make mom 2 shawls. I think she will like both.
While I was at the yarn store chatting I spotted a whole set of Barbara Walker's stitch dictionaries. Yes, all four books, right in front of me! I stopped midsentence! I already have the first book, so volume two followed me home. I like this one very much!
This weekend the weather was so nice here in Colorado. After the DH and I finished hiking Saturday morning, we decided to do a little yard work. That turned into ALOT of yard work, he likes to get in there and get it done. I found these lovely tulips, so it was worth the effort!
The perfect shade of pink, not too pastel, not too bright.