And I am particularly besotted with this particular sportweight sock yarn — Cider Moon “Glacier.” What yummy yarn. I’m so glad I acquired *cough* several skeins of it when it was first offered at The Loopy Ewe. I recently snagged a skein of their fingering weight “Icicle” yarn as well.
The sock you see above was knitting with just an ootch shy of half a 110 gram skein of the yarn. Well, they said it was 110 grams, mine weighted 114 grams. I split the skein in half and started knitting. For reference, I wear a US women’s 8.5 shoe, so that’s a decent size sock from half a skein, or 125 yards or so.
I used my generic gusset heel sock pattern for sportweight yarn — available here (pdf format).
And I’m working on the second sock.
After I complete this pair, I think there will be a sock moratorium until June 21, which is the start of the Summer of Socks. Then I can start fresh with a new pair then. I mean, I wouldn’t want to be in the middle of a pair of socks at the start of the Summer of Socks, now would I? Huh?
New Photo Coolness
A couple of you mentioned in the comments and in emails that you like the new photo coolness with my Flickr photos posted on this here blog. (If you are one of the unfortunate few who have Flickr blocked, just move along and pretend you don’t see this.) My web guru, Knotty Daisy, installed a little doo-hickey on the blog that makes it when you click on one of the Flickr photos, a window pops up with a larger photo, and the blog greys out in the background. Way cool, no?
The Handsome Triangle
Onward I slog, stitch by stitch.
I got my first order of Moo Cards! Here they are, front and back:
“Who is that drop-dead gorgeous kitty on Momma’s Moo cards?”