Friday, April 11, 2008

Spring Greens

I am sad to report the demise of Errol II: snow to water, grass clippings to lawn, from the sky he came and by evaporation he returned.

But... the end of the snow must mean that it is Spring (carefully ignoring the daffodils and primroses suffering freeze burn as a result of last week's little meteorological giggle).

And to celebrate Spring there is Lucky Green, courtesy of the genius Rockin Sock Club. This is a Leafling:

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Just the one (for now) - Spring takes its time you know.

It's based on a formula from Cat Bourdhi's book New Pathways for Sock Knitters and the fit is perfect. I am very thrilled with the heel turn because I have supportive ankles and high arches and this one fits a treat.
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I made the medium size on 2.75mm in the everlasting maths of medium+my gauge = socks for gigantic hooves.

I also took one of my characteristic sock gambles and knit another inch and a half onto the cuff. My kitchen scales tell me that I should be OK to finish the second sock but I don't think there's going to be much in the way of leftovers!

This is Socks that Rock mediumweight which is slightly thicker than the lightweight (me clever girl me is!) and with the ribbing on the bottom of the heel it gives a wonderfully bouncy finish.

I think it may take all of my self restraint not to knit the other one over the weekend but I have promised myself that I will (a) tidy the house and (b) knit another Lizard Ridge square if I finish the back to the Quarterpint Cardigan. If anyone could invent self tidying houses they'd make a fortune (let me know if you do.)

2 comments:

  1. Your Lucky sock came out gorgeous! I have yet to start on mine. The plan is to take this to sock camp so I can work on it there:)

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  2. To answer the question you left on my blog...yes, I am in the RSC this year. But you wouldn't know it, would you? I am behind and for some reason I am obsessed with doing them in order. Oh, well, if all goes as planned I will be knitting these in July-ish. Beautiful socks!

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