This weekend showed a glimpse of Spring in New England--longer, warmer days...nevermind that it may not reach 20F tomorrow.
On Saturday my first installment of Sunshine Yarns 2007 Sock Club arrived! Dani was inspired by farmers' market produce to create this color named "Fresh." A nice preview of the vegetables I am looking forward to this growing season. It feels great to support a local artisan (and super to get a surprise yarn package in the mail).
Yarn: Sock Hop Handspun Superwash Merino x2skeins
Color: Good Vibrations
Needles: US1 dpns
Pattern: FA ballband pattern modified for tall socs
Notes: I finished these socks yesterday...started them on my trip to AZ in December but set them aside for schoolwork. I have a fair amount left over, so I will make kneehighs the next time (American Pie in the stash) but these are custom length for my calf-high green fluevog boots. Handspun rocks!
The first sock of this pair spent a long time languishing with the other single socks (and mere cuffs) in the drawer until I needed something to help me procrastinate on my final exam paper even further. I finished them last night and wore them to sleep!
Yarn: Alchemy Sanctuary x2 in Dragon (70% silk, 30% wool)
Needles: US2 bamboo dpn
Pattern: Fish Tale Socks by Marilyn Webster for Alchemy
Comments: These will be wonderful to lounge around in but will disintegrate if I try to wear them too often in shoes out in the world. I didn't alternate skeins so the two socks are distinctly different handpainted shades of the same colourway. My first short row heels & toes--I like how the process of knitting doesn't get interrupted by gusset/flapping but I'll have to try it again with regular sock yarn to see if I prefer it for workday socks. The patterning is fun, especially for heavier socks.