Thursday, January 11, 2007
Put Your Feet Up
I finished my Fleece Artist Merino socks. They fit perfectly; they're very comfortable, and they look good with jeans.
I used one skein of Fleece Artist Merino sock yarn and had some leftovers. I knit the socks on 2 1/2mm needles and got a gauge of 32 st = 4."
Here they are, shivering in the snow.
Now...to respond to a few comments from yesterday.
Vamanta: I didn't change the basic look of my blog, but I added some things in the side bar. That felt like a massive change to me because any time I get mucking about in source code...Anyway, I added my free patterns in the side bar so that they're easier to find, and I now have sidebar access to finished projects from 2006 and 2007.
As for the snow, and people are always divided on this issue: Yes, it is pretty. Yes it is especially pretty on our landscape. It is particularly pretty today as it is also brilliantly sunny. I like to watch it fall, and I like the unique silence that descends along with it, the sound-proofing effect it creates. I love walking in it when it crunches underfoot. I do not like the way it makes our roads icy and slushy and slippery. Our roads are not flat -- they are hilly at best and mountainous at worst. Not good for driving in snow. Our city does not have enough support services to deal with snow. People either have summer tires or all seasons on their cars. Few have snow tires. Even if I am confident driving in snow (which I usually am), other people can make it a complete nightmare. I do not like the way our schools shut down; our buses grind to a halt; our roads narrow in until there is one lane. I do not like the way it breaks our trees, and we have had a lot of that this season with wind and heavy snow already. I do not like the way it closes down my favorite walking trail. I like it once or maybe twice a year. I am done with it now, and would like it to leave and go back to Ontario where it belongs.
Hi, Island Knitter! Thanks for your comment. Yes, I did get my Little Knits package. It did not get hung up at customs this time, so I got it in about two weeks I think. The DB Alpaca Silk is super soft and lovely. I got two bags at that price, in a lovely light lilac colour. Not sure what I'm making with it yet. I have several ideas, including cuddly wraps and assorted sweaters.
If anyone has not been to Little Knits yet, they have wonderful sales. I've added the link to Knitty Hangouts in the side bar, or click Little Knits.