The Japanese Vines scarf is growing steadily, and though I haven’t had time to give it my undivided attention, it’s always a pleasure to pick it up and work a few repeats. I’m not sure I’ll ever capture the color — a purple-hazed green — but I promise that it is not grey!
This pattern reminds me why I love to knit simple lace. I can read the knitting as easily as I can read the chart. I’ll find myself saying things like, “Oh, here’s where I switch to ssk,” or “Together, two, over, purl,” as I work a row. I can pick it up and figure out where I left off with just a glance. It grows with little effort or intense attention, but needs just enough, or else I’ll look down and realize that I knit a whole motif too many times. It’s a deeply satisfying experience, especially with this soft silk and merino yarn, and it’s one of my very favorite things about knitting.
The other project du jour is a pair of socks in the new Noro Kureyon Sock yarn. First we have the just-finished sock (color S185, Blueberry Waffle pattern, 2.25mm needles):
The result: a softer, more relaxed sock, which is also not visible in the photo. Sturdy enough, I think, even though the yarn is single ply. I’ve been carrying it around with me, and I’ve decided that it’s a good sock, just odd. I’m proud of it, even though it’s a little homely. Its mate will join it in a few days, and together they’ll do what all socks are meant to do, keep my feet warm.
~: Bonus A :~
Annabelle, who adds all the cat hair to my yarn and project photographs. She was my A in the first ABC-Along. I wanted to choose another thing for A, but since she inserts her self into everything I do anyway, here she is. I love her to bits.