Thursday, October 28, 2010
Again - the pattern is "Paraphernalia", a freebie on Ravelry. Strange name, I think, for such a nice sock pattern. Wonder how she chose that name? They are knit out of Cascade Heritage sock yarn, in a deep charcoal color. The photo is a little light - in order to show the stitch pattern a bit better. I used Harmony DPN's, size 2.25 for toes and heels, and 2.5mm for the rest of the sock. I did leave one pattern repeat out of the leg, fearing it would be too long if I didn't. I'm happy with the results.
These are one of my first Christmas gifts. I'm knitting very few this year. Just didn't want the pressure, plus I'm not sure how many people want the gifts. (vbg). I do want to knit up some kid's mittens for some charity mitten trees.
We have had VERY cold, gusty, windy weather the last few days. Most all of the trees are bare now, plus all of those lovely(?) Halloween decorations have paid a toll. There is an inflated "Big Cat" a few houses up the street....it's taller than the house! Due to the wind, the owner has deflated it, and it's current stat is a lump of black vinyl laying in the yard. BG declares that it is "night-night" every time he sees it. Guess "sleeping" thru the stormy weather is better than blowing away!
We should get our first official "hard freeze" tonight. Sofee and I are both ecstatic about that! "Hard Freeze" less than 30 degrees for more than 3 hours duration. Yup - that should get that nasty ole ragweed!!!! Yipee!
Now...do I make another Advent Calender or not.....??? Hmmmm...... I've given myself till Monday to decide.