Just in time for Larry’s birthday this last Wednesday….
My March/April socks of the month club socks are done!
I liked this pattern, but I think that it would have been better in a solid or semi-solid (obviously). I really have a problem picking patterns for non-solid yarns. (On a side note – I saw a comment on a blog lately that handpainted yarn was so out, and people were just using solids. Hmmm….I don’t think she has seen my stash! What about yours? Do you only use/have solid/semi-solids, or do you have handpainted too?). Anyway, the pattern is a nice one and very easy, and I could see trying to again someday in another yarn. Although – it is one of those patterns that seems to take forever. So maybe not.
As far as the yarn – I do love it. I have knit with Sophie’s Toes yarn before, and have more in my stash. I’m always tempted when she updates to buy more. The yarn base is really sproingy and soft, and I love the colors. This one is really different and I think great for Larry. And they were a perfect birthday present!
I’m working on the third chart on the Aeolian shawl, and still loving it. I didn’t knit much on it this week because I was trying to get the socks done for Larry’s birthday, but did have time to work on it yesterday. I’ve also started my May/June sock of the month club – I’ll show pictures next time but I’m loving them and have a hard time putting them down.
It was such a busy week – hard to believe it was a four day week (I took last Monday off). We went out for Japanese on Larry’s birthday which was a nice break. Yesterday was abosolutely gorgeous – almost 80 degrees and sunny! I had lunch with a friend and we sat outside – so nice. Today isn’t as nice but its definitely spring, and its so nice to be outside after being cooped up in the office all week. We are golfing today, and my fingers are crossed that the rain will hold off until tonight.
OK, I have to go and get my day going….have a great week!
Doesn’t everyone have a cat that takes socks inside after pictures?