Posts Tagged ‘red white and blue socks’

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.

Red White and Blue Socks

May 16, 2010

 

I made these in less than a week.   Panda Cotton was a good choice.  We went for pizza this evening and they were very comfortable.  It’s Armed Forces Day so I had a good reason to wear them.  When I get a few other things finished, I’m going to make them in wool.

Here’s my next sweater.  I need 1350 yards and I’ve got 1632 which is good because the pattern has 3/4 sleeves and I want them full length.  But, I have to make yellow socks first.  I had a heck of a time trying to decide which pattern to use.  I found so many patterns that I want to make.  I think I could spend years just knitting socks. 

I love sitting on my deck.  I love living here.  The weather has been so perfect the last couple days.  What more do I want?