"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."
-- Henry David Thoreau
Have you ever worked on a pattern that didn't bring you joy, but when you finished the object it gave you great joy? This is how it was for me with these socks. The pattern is the New England Sock from Knitting on the Road and I used the recommended Koigu.
Now, I do love Koigu....I mean I LOVE koigu, but when I knit with this yarn, the fabric that I like the best is produced with size 0's (2.0mm) and this is what the pattern called for as well. To me, it is amazing the difference a 2.25mm makes in terms of ease on your hands. I find that knitting with the 0's causes my hands to cramp up from time to time and even more so when doing a lace pattern.
This particular lace pattern was not one that I could seem to commit to memory, which meant carrying the copy of the pattern around with me when I was knitting, so it was easy to put this second sock down and work on other things........but having said all of this. I absolutely LOVE these socks. I know that they will be my new favorite socks. I love the pattern, the yarn, the color and the fabric. Nancy Bush is a master when it comes to sock patterns!
How is it that this pretty beetle, who by the way matches my Big Yellow Yaxi socks so nicely can create such havoc in a garden.
Early every morning and again late afternoon, I go into the garden and pick off as many as I find, but of course the next day there is a new batch of pretty black and yellow relatives happily munching on my yellow cucumber flowers. If any of you gardeners....Liz, Norma...out there have any non toxic suggestions, give me a shout!
I will leave you with a few pictures of my favorite garden things......