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.