Got Up Early

The long-awaited range hood was to be installed. But he called. He won’t be able to make it until next Tuesday. Argh! All that rearranging for nothing. I even cleaned the toilet. I’ve been grumpy all week. It’s to be expected. 

When I was in Bethany, I bought two skeins of  Bombay by Katia.  I’ve been wanting to make my Girlie Summer Socks again.  The pair I have have been through the washer and dryer and still look and feel great.  I was very happy to find two colorways that I liked. 

P1050480  Look!  They match!  And I wasn’t even trying.  I knit the Eye of Partridge heel, other wise it’s the same pattern. 

P1050487  With the second pair, I went with a ruffle.  I got out Lucy Neatby’s little sock book, Cool Socks, Warm Feet, and found just what I wanted.  Using a little math, I figured I needed to cast on two and one half times as many stitches.  I won’t tell you the rest.  That would be unfair to Lucy.  And I really like her. 

P1050488  Here’s a close up.  I used a sixteen inch circular needle to start.  Then, on the decrease round I switched to double points.

I started another pair last night using the Panda Silk I bought at MD Sheep and Wool.  I am trying a new design of my own.  If I am happy with them, I’ll have a new pattern for you to try.

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