Pretty yarn, isn’t it? Thursday was a day from hell. This is my version of a middle of the week margarita. After feeling like I had been beaten up at work, I had stopped at my LYS, Woolworks on my way home on Thursday and picked up a couple hanks of Malabrigo Rios. Believe it or not, they are from the same dye lot (sort of) but Jen & I unwound all the hanks and chose two that were somewhat close, without any lime highlights. Aesthetically, I’m really the only one that cares about how close the shades are. This will be socks for Sweet Baboo, and he wouldn’t care if one sock was blue and one was orange.
Next was picking a pattern that would be different from the one that I’ve been making socks from for a couple of years now. I love the pattern from Cat Bordhi (Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles, the very first pattern in the book, just a basic crew sock) but I thought I’d look for something else. Well, that something else turned into a huge search (incredible how many patterns there are out there) but I didn’t want anything too complicated. Then I found this pattern Quick Knit Socks and it was a free pattern — two of my very favorite things!! Check out Chris’ site, Chris Knits in Niagara — lots of really cool knitting patterns.
Anyway — I don’t do dpn’s, so I’ll do a little shuck and jive with the pattern so that I can use my two circular needles. Nothing like creating something to clear out the cobwebs and drive away the poor little me’s!!!