Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Yarn Along 2016.23: More Purple Fun

Happy Yarn Along Day!  It is a gorgeous Wednesday here, bright blue sky full of sunshine, light breeze, and moderate temperature.  My hayfield is being cut as I type this (which means some hot, sweaty, hours of bale stacking to be done on Friday afternoon. . .).  It is a perfect June day.

I'm joining Ginny for the Yarn Along.

In the past week I finished (except for turning down the cuff and whip stitching it to make the picot edge, that is) the first of the pair of Dottie Socks II that I am making as part of DD1's birthday present.  It is such a vibrant purple, and so soft to the touch that I think she is going to love it.  And consequently wear these socks a lot. Which means I should probably order some more of this Knit Picks Comfy in shades of purple to make her more socks when these get worn out.  :0)

Also in the past week, the current issue of Taproot magazine arrived in my mailbox. And guess what--it's purple too!  All kinds of purple fun going on here lately.  I've been reading it whenever I get a few minutes; looks like a great issue.

As you can see from the picture above, I've started on the second sock. I have about four more rows of 'leg' to go, then I will divide for the heel.  So, maybe, if putting up hay as well as working in the garden (in addition to my regular jobs at the two horse farms I am working at) doesn't take up too much of my time in the next few days, I will be able to show you two finished socks next Wednesday.  Complete with picot edges.


  1. All that purple - it makes my heart sing! What pretty socks!

  2. I put the new Taproot in my picture too! Those socks sound perfect!