I just finished my Petals Collection Hydrangea socks — really, just a few minutes ago. I had to take a picture, even though this has got to be one of the dreariest afternoons in a long time, and the socks haven’t even been blocked yet. They’re a little rumpled. I thought I’d add these pictures of the hydrangea bush that’s in my yard, just to make things a little brighter. I took them on Sunday, when it was sunny. I like the way the colors are fading at the end of the season.
Anyway, I love these socks! I love everything about knitting with Sundara’s yarn. The soft stripes were a surprise and a treat. The yarn, as always, is soft and luxurious. The colors are stunning, even in the poor light.
Pattern: Basic cuff-down, stockinette, eye-of-partridge heel flap, round toe sock
Needles: 2.5mm DPNs for the leg, 2.25mm DPNs for the foot
On my Wish List: Sock yarn for my friend K (there’s a rumor that Brooks Farm will have some this year). More Blue Moon fiber from The Fold for me (that cashmere/tussah blend is what I’m really after, but I’ll take whatever). Spinning and knitting do-dads, the kind of things you happen upon as you’re making your way along the row of booths. That’s it — so far.
We’re leaving right after school gets out next Friday and staying till Sunday afternoon. This time they’re coming to pick me up. We’ll get some dinner, and check into the cute little motel in Hyde Park, the one we’ve passed every year and said “We’ll have to stay there next year.” We’ll have a blast!
I think I have enough going on to occupy my last few brain cells. Besides work (yes, I have to do that, too), I’m on to knitting another pair of socks, continuing a red scarf (I promise, Norma, this one will be long enough!) (I said I’d read the guidelines, but did I follow them? That would have made sense.), and working on a Dulaan hat idea. And “Lost” is on tonight. And “Project Runway,” too. I’d better get going!