Daily Archives: September 23, 2008

And the moon is in the seventh house

I’ve got me a new pair of travelling socks, one that is staying firmly planted in my handbag, to ward off incidents like that one time a week and a half ago when I found myself on a bus, gone for the day, and no knitting in my possession. As a result these are going a bit more slowly, but thankfully are more than cheerful and bright enough to make up for it:

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These are the beginnings of a pair of Primavera Socks, in Madelinetosh sock in (I think) the ‘violas’ colourway which was one of my Boston purchases back in April. They are an extremely belated birthday gift for friend P (also known as Beatrice the kitty’s regular human). I showed her my basket of sock yarn and she stuck her hand in and went right for this stuff, for the psychedelic greens. It is just the right shade of crazy to be fabulous, and the stripes are working up beautifully in this pattern.

This is my first time working with this yarn and so far I think I’m on the side of thumbs-up. It’s thinner than the sock yarns that I’m used to, but it’s also fairly squishy and sproingy, which – and Pam will hate me for saying this, as she has had a pair of Madelinetosh Jaywalkers on the go for, oh, a while – might just make it an ideal combination for the Jaywalker pattern. Move over Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock, you’ve got competition for my Jaywalker affection.

In other news, I still want to knit approximately eleventy million things, wish it was Rhinebeck weekend right now, and am resentful of the “work” I have to “do” that prevents me from knitting all day while eating chocolate. But at least the knitter in my head is well-occupied, even if my hands can’t be all the time.

Happy Tuesday and may your knitting be close by!

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