Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Winter Frost socks in time for May
Finished my May project of Winter Frost socks by Brenda Lindsay and really enjoyed knitting this pattern. My friend, Jonna, is a wonderful bobbin lace mentor and I'm happy to say that she is becoming hooked on knitting socks and is knitting this pattern in some Patonyle I dyed. This project took 316 yds of Patonyle that I dyed using Landscape dyes. The color is much nicer than the camera shows. I decided to place the socks on the warm hearts afghan I knit for our 40th anniversary last June. I hadn't realized it was designed by our own Dr. Laura until a few days ago. I think it would make a fabulous wedding present with the hearts. It has not been blocked, but will be after this winter (just beginning this week) is over. Meanwhile it will be enjoyed reading by the fire. Gale force winds today (cat 1 cyclone predicted), lots of rain, hail and the peacocks are looking confused. This is the first winter for the new peachicks. Poor little things are huddled close to the windows. Good time to knit an alpaca afghan since it is nice and warm on my lap. On chart E now and hope to have it finished by our 41st in June.