Today turned out to be a lovely and quiet day. Other than dragging out teens to do chores on a regular basis, I sat out on the terrace knitting on socks while listening to books on tape.
That is after we tore the house apart trying to find a tape recorder, boom box, cassette recorder, anything that would actually still run. There seems to be something about gears, doors, and directions that stop functioning after a while. Anachronistically I like the tapes. I have to get up, move around and turn them over on a regular basis. Just can’t manage that with a remote control.
First – the completed pair. I am rather pleased at how they came out. I also from this yarn, have been able to figure out how to dye a red, white and blue yarn that would have a field of blue (and maybe a few white specks) contrasting with red and white stripes. On the list for next weekend I think.
Now, I just have to figure out how to get them to the SGM in Wiesbaden for his 4th of July party.
Next – yarn, details, and sock from the May Chameleon Colorworks Jacaranda pattern and yarn. The youngest recommended only two pattern repeats rather than three. It seems like shorter cuffs are just the thing when wearing glitzy socks with shoes. Tall means dorky and athletic. How am I to know? It has been a long time since I have been a teenager. These were knit on my standard 2,5 mm needles. The pattern is a repeat of 10, so I just followed the basic pattern suggestion of 60 stitches. I hadn’t done a garter stitch heel in a long time. It feels like it will be comfortable, my only concern is the added bulk.