Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Yarn Along 2015.47: A Familiar Pattern

Good Wednesday to you!  It's hovering at freezing here, with cloudy, almost white, skies. Snow flurries are predicted for this afternoon.  After spending four hours outside this morning, I am planning to be indoors for the rest of the day. Much crafting to do (I actually have the house to myself today, for the first time in nearly a month, so looking forward to about four hours of uninterrupted creativity!)

But first, we must join Ginny's Yarn Along!

I have been working on the never ending cross stitch again this week, but I have found a little knitting time, too.  Using the Knit Picks Comfy I pictured in last week's yarn along,  I cast on the first sock of a pair of Rosamond socks for DD1. This is the same pattern as a pair of socks I made for a KAL exchange last winter, and the pattern was easy to remember.

Honestly, I've been planning this pair of socks for DD1 ever since starting that knit-a-long last February (or was it January?).  I thought she might like the sorta lacy, slightly feminine pattern. And the purple yarn I bought in early summer specifically for her socks. It just took me this long to get around to starting them.

For being cast on Sunday afternoon (and not spending much time knitting), this sock is coming along really quick.  I am all ready through half of the pattern repeats on the leg.  Which is good, right, because I have about three weeks to get these knit, plus a few more dishcloths I want to make and two young child sized hats.  The Christmas knitting list is beginning to feel the countdown squeeze coming on.

this picture is pretty true to color;
reminds me of grape juice

this picture is blurry, but shows the pattern better

I'm sort of between books at the moment.  What are you reading and knitting these days?

1 comment:

  1. Purple is my favorite color so I am totally in love with those socks. What a pretty pattern!