Monday, May 24, 2010
a funky ankle sock
Yesterday I cast on the first of my Medusa Cascade socks. It's a funky little ankle sock with a ruffled edge. A nice summer sock, I think, especially in this Raspberry Beret colourway from Wandering Cat Yarns. The sock is toe-up - not my preference - but lately I've been thinking that there are lots of good things about knitting toe-up. Not the least of which is being able to try on the sock as you go. I'm knitting on my Lantern Moon Sox Stix and really enjoying them. They're just 5 inches long, which makes the entire work-in progress quite compact. And they come as a set of six needles - very convenient for working on five needles, with the sixth reserved as a cable needle, or what have you. Also, rosewood is very hard wood, so the needles stay sharp and pointy, not blunted like bamboo needles.
Happy Victoria Day! We're having great weather for this first long weekend, the unofficial beginning of summer. I'm getting organized to go buy some annuals for my porch planters. It's a big garden centre day here in Canada; by May 24th it's agreed that we're past the risk of frost as night making it finally safe to put out annual bedding plants. And with everything else closed for the holiday, the garden centres do a roaring trade. Wish me luck - garden centres are more dangerous for me than wool shops!