Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Seasons in Transition

Winter knitting is winding down. I just ripped out one sock back to the foot because I had managed to start the heel gusset increases in the wrong place. *sigh* But I finished the latest pair for DH.

Pattern: Oliver
Yarn: Crazy Zauberball in W├╝rzelsepp, 1 skein
Needles: 2.5 mm
Mods: kept the toe increases at every other row until 12 sts remained instead of switching to every row increases, to widen the toe box slightly

To my amazement, I only used one ball of the yarn I had set aside for these. I poked around a bit for a different pattern for the other ball - still for DH, since these are definitely not my colors, but different enough from the Olivers not to make laundry day more of a chore than it already is. Fortunately, Oliver is such a completely different shape that finding another pattern was not difficult. I think I've settled on Paraphernalia.

The neighbor's crocus are in bloom. I dodge bunnies in the morning, I've seen fat robins eating worms, and we've eliminated our first stink bug of the season. Definitely spring, even if there is still some snow in the forecast.

I've been knitting up a silly project in bulky weight alpaca on 6.5 mm needles. That really goes fast!

There's lace in my future, but so many non-knitting things on my to-do list to check off first. We're planning a road trip in a few months, though, so it will definitely be on the needles by then. This one first, I think:

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