Puppy Love socks were cast on back in the December 2009. It was the last project I started, but did not finish. It took me until the end of February to finally finish this pair.
But first, I did finish my Hamamelis shawl yesterday. It's blocking, really it's dry already, just have to get the pins out.
On Saturday we went hiking to Lake Marie at the Monastery nearby. It looks so different now, that everything is still brown and grey, no green whatsoever. It was Happy's first hike, and our first one this year. The path was flooded in several spots, but we were able to jump over the worst parts, and did just get wet a little bit. The ponds had a thin layer of ice still on them, but there were Canada geese making a hell of a noise. I forgot to take my camera. Only one other human crossed our path, which got Happy pretty excited. Usually there are many hikers around. Biko did enjoy the walk too, but after we got home she didn't move much for a while.
On Sunday she felt poorly again. Drank a lot of water, but did not want to eat at all, not even tasty treats, and we had to lure her outside to pee. Usually she's the first out the door. I'm going to make an appointment with the Vet for her, because I have no idea what's going on with her.
So here are the specs for the socks:
pattern: Puppy Love by Pauline Schultz from the book "The Joy of Sox" (this might just be my favorite sock book at the moment! If you can only affored one sock knitting book, that's the one to get.)
yarn: Regia 4-ply, lime green # 01092 (this yarn was a gift from Christa - thanks again!) I love this kind of green.
needles: 2.5mm (could have used a smaller size)
mods: I didn't like to knit the lace pattern on my heel flap, so I replaced the whole heel with a different one. I also made the leg longer: more rounds on the ribbing of the cuff, 10 lace pattern repeats instead of 4.
start-finish: Dec. 27, 2009 - Feb. 28, 2010
I loved the zig-zag cast on for these socks, they make them extra special. It's not hard to do either. I've worn them several times, and I love them.
I've also done a little crochet:
The basic pattern for this square comes from "Sunny Spread" by Ellen K. Gormley, but I've made it a little bigger. I still don't think I have the stamina to make enough for a blanket.