Yesterday was a day to behold beauty.
First up... beautiful nature.
I've shared this before, I love snow... from a distance.
We had a great day yesterday, temps in the high 70s, low 80s, a view of snow on the mountains. I snapped these on my morning walk. [As a side note, I've crossed my 2/3rds mark on my 100 miles by April 1st trip... Yeah!]
Yes, I love Southern California.
And later in the day, what is that we see?
Could it be... yes, a vision of a completed pair of socks!
Yes, I have now knit a pair of socks! I'm really pleased with how these came out, even as my first try. The color runs match up pretty well so, while they aren't identical, they are a pretty close match.
The fit is good and I definitely learned some lessons with this knit.
[S calls this pic the wicked witch of the west photo. Just imagine a house sitting over the top of my legs.]
The sock is a basic broken rib pattern which was probably a good choice for this yarn; the colors are so busy that the pattern almost gets lost.
So all and all, I would rate sock knitting a "yes." In fact, I purchased more sock yarn yesterday so I could start another pair!
So now I have two planned projects: another pair of socks and Picovoli (for which I have now swatched twice and purchased yarn and needles).
Life is good.
Garter Rib Socks
from Charlene Schurch's Sensational Knitted Socks
(pattern as recommended except K2P2 used over foot, garter stitch border of heel flap doubled in width)
Moda Dea Sassy Stripes, color 6946, lot 3232 (100% acrylic; less than two balls for pair)
US size 1 (2.25 mm) metal dpn needles
first sock started January 1, 2007, finished January 20, 2007
second sock started ~January 21, 2007, finished February 24, 2007