This weekend was a weekend of rest after a crazy, busy week. My work week last week became much busier due to an unforeseen event......so much so that I even had to shut down my aim, just so I could concentrate on getting work that needed to be done, finished....eek!
So....after the craziness of the week, I was ready for some rest and relaxation... and for me, that means a cold glass of wine and a date with some knitting needles, working on some SOS socks :-)
As I mentioned before, I am using Nancy Bush's Child's Silk Sock pattern from Vintage Knitting, for this Neapolitan sock, but I made a few slight changes to the pattern, which will make it more comfortable for my foot inside of a shoe. Instead of carrying the lace down to the toe, I opted to do a ribbed pattern that lined up with the lace and I added my regular kitchner stitch toe.
The yarn is a different one for me. I have had trouble getting my usual base yarn, so I ordered a different superwash/nylon blend. When I first got it, I wasn't sure that I was going to like it because it is not merino, but rather a lambswool. Having finished the first sock however, I am very happy with it. The texture reminds me of my favorite socks that I live in. They have truly been used and abused and still look like new when they come out of the wash. I will still work with the merino blend when I can get it again, but this new yarn will be a new regular staple for me as well. I think it is a yarn that will hold up well over the long run.
The weather was perfect though, for just spreading out a towel, turning on some tunes and just plugging away at it.
The weather here in the Northeast has been pleasantly warm, but the nights have been pretty cool, so the garden isn't growing quite as fast as it probably would otherwise, but it is starting to show signs of promise.
As much as I really hate the bugs......it makes me smile when I walk down the garden paths and see the little veggies happily growing.