Sunday, February 5, 2012

Year of Projects - Spey Valley 01



Knitting on the Road: Canada • Canal du Midi • Conwy • Dalarna • Denmark • Friday Harbor •Hiiumaa • Huron Mountain • New England • The Road to Oslo • Santa Fe Spey Valley • Christmas in Tallinn • Traveler's Stockings • Uinta Cabin • Unst • Whitby

Are you ready for some football? Today's Superbowl Sunday of course and the hype has been ramping up all week. Here in Canada TV coverage starts at noon - a full six hours before the football game starts! A bit over the top, isn't it? Oh well, I expect the coverage for the Stanley Cup will be about the same, won't it?

My Spey Valley socks are proceeding without delay now that they've been restarted on larger needles. After I finished the first sock last night Gavin tried it on - hurray, it fits! So it's all systems "go" on the second sock. At this point it's just straight K5 P2 rib to the heel. Sounds like the perfect project to knit while watching a football game. This Spey Valley pattern makes a very handsome sock, I think, masculine but not too plain. Nancy Bush is an absolute master of those fine little details - like the Vikkel braids that encircle these socks. It's fun to knit and it looks great.

8 comments:

Kate said...

I think those are very handsome socks, I love a simple understated sock that shows no hint of all the work that's gone into it. Love it.

Marsha said...

Very nice sock and I am very glad for you that it fit!

I learned something new............I didn't know that Canadians would be that interested in American Football to have that much coverage there. To be honest, the only reason I am watching this year is for the commercials. LOL

GirlAnachronismE said...

That is a great sock, and it sounds perfect to knit during a football game!

Ruth said...

That is a gorgeous sock, very handsome for a man indeed. Great project for superbowl Sunday and definitely a better project than the one I picked to watch the rugby match ! lol

Faith said...

Handsome is definitely the right word! Do you find the rib very monotonous? I can crochet and watch tv, but way off knitting and watching tv, I'll have to work on it!

Dee said...

I think you are the fastest knitter I know! The socks look great.

No --- they hype for the Superbowl seems SO much more than the Stanley Cup. I really enjoyed the first game of this year when Boston got their rings and hoisted their flag.

The Superbowl? Meh --- and I LOVE football usually.

Kepanie said...

Ooh those little braids are very cool! Great grey sock. That's love for ya when you restart so they'll fit just right!

AndiSocial said...

That's a good looking sock! They'll be perfect when done :)