I almost forgot about my March socks! I've uploaded pictures to flickr and ravelry some time ago and moved on. Well here they are: Jagged
pattern: Jagged by Kirsten Kapur
yarn: Wandering Cat Yarns Barn Cat in Spruce Goose & Lime/Mango
start-finish: March 1-14, 2011
mods: There's nothing wrong with the pattern, but I don't like short row heels for my feet, so I made my go-to heel, and only did the slip stitch pattern on the instep stitches.
I loved this pattern as soon as I saw it, and I'm glad I got a chance to knit them. I like the cuff, but if I were to knit them again, I would use a larger needles size for the cuff, since it's a bit tight, and not very stretchy. But the rest of the socks is stretchy, which surprised me a little. I like the colors as well. WCY Barn cat is lovely to work with.
I've already worn them, and even washed them in the washing machine, because they got stretched out, and I wanted to shrink them a little. Went well too.
I've cast on for my April socks, which were requested. Since they have to be knit fast, and be on their way asap, I didn't pick a difficult pattern. I'm already past the heel with the first sock! Yeah! I might have to knit another pair in April, chosen from a sock book, but we'll see how it goes. So many other things I want to do.
Last night as we went for a walk with the dogs, it snowed big fat snow flakes. In the morning everything was white again, but it melted away as soon as daylight came out. During the day there was a warm wind, and it brought me a major headache. The pups are feeling cuddly, and are behaving themselves.