Posts Tagged ‘Hopscotch socks’

Finished Hopscotch Socks

May 24, 2010

Another great pair of socks!  Six down.  Six to go.  I finished these on Saturday.  I had hoped to finish them sooner, but the weather has been so great.  I’ve been planting flowers.  I have eight hanging baskets on my deck and six other planters to fill.  All the colors of flowers make me feel so good.  I still have three pots to fill and several Impatiens which I scatter around. 

Dot says the flowers smell really nice.

I started the February Lady Sweater on Sunday.  It’s pretty boring and mindless so far, but if I can live through the yoke, I’ll be OK.  I hope that the author is correct on the yardage.  I have about 300 more yards than needed and I want to make the sleeves longer.  I don’t want to be disappointed.  I originally wanted to make a Louisa Harding sweater, but the yarn was inappropriate.  The yarn I’m using is at least fifteen years old that I bought because Doug liked it.  And now, I am finally getting around to knitting something with it.  Don’t listen to your husband while looking at yarn.

Second Day of Rain

May 18, 2010

I really don’t mind.  We needed a good soaking rain.  It has been looking like summer in California where it didn’t rain at all.  There was a heavy rain one day the first summer I lived there.  People talked about it for a good year afterward.  They may have talked longer.  I had left my husband by then and returned to sanity.  It’s not that I didn’t like California.  It was my husband that I didn’t like.

  These are the Hopscotch socks from Think Outside the Sox.  This pattern was easy to remember so it knitted quickly.  I used my favorite heel flap which I used in my Red White and Blue socks.  I did not like the K2tog, yo at the toes so I redid it plain.  Also, mine are a bit shorter.  These are for summer and I would have made them even shorter if I had thought about it earlier.  I used Panda Silk from Crystal Palace.  The yarn is light and wonderfully soft.  I would definitely buy it again. 

I’m hoping to start my sweater by the weekend.