Sunday, April 16, 2006
I hope that those of you who celebrate Easter had a peaceful one. We had a lot of fun today, despite the rain. We had a fun egg hunt, a yummy breakfast prepared by RM, and a pleasant Easter dinner with my parents. A good time was had by all. Now, the big question: did I finish my Peeps socks by Easter? Why, yes! Yes I did! Check them out! I love them. While I don't care if my handpaint socks match, I do like my self patterning socks to match. I think I did a decent job with these. I half made up my own pattern by using a simple seed stitch rib stitch from the booklet, Ribbing Plain and Fancy. I'm now realizing, that essentially I knit Thuja on fingering weight yarn. I love these socks! They are so cheery, spring-like and just scream Easter! Don't they look like the Peeps I bought? Project Stats: Pattern: My own using the simple seed stitch rib pattern from Ribbing Plain and Fancy Yarn: Knitpicks Simple Stripes in Sweet Tart Needles: I meant to use magic loop for these, but it didn't happen. I used my old standby of size 1 brittany DPNs. Magic Loop will be learned next pair I think. What I learned: It really isn't my imagination! I do knit the second sock faster than the first. It took me 2 1/2 weeks to do the first one, and 6 days to knit the second one. I've cast on for my Orange Rogue. The twisted knit stitches for the hem facing is going so slowly. I want to get to the cables!!!