Now this is a long overdue post! I'm thrilled to announce that my Stalagmite socks are finally off the needles! My Ravelry project page tells me that I cast on in mid-December, so these socks have been hanging around for just over three months! Not the pattern's fault though; I just kept putting them aside to get other things done.
Fortunately I knit the pattern without modifications which made it a lot easier to find my place back each time I picked them up again. And fortunately, I still love the pattern! It's very "chart-y" and very "cable-y" which makes it slow-going and mindful knitting, but the result is beautiful. As I should have guessed all those cables make the fabric pretty sturdy and inflexible, so they knit up small. They're too snug for me, but they'll make an ideal gift. When I first started with this yarn I was worried that the variegation was too busy and that it would overwhelm the pattern. But I persevered and in my opinion it's all worked out just fine. The pattern is bold enough to handle the busy-ness of the yarn. It's Sock Luck yarn in a colourway called "Wisdom" - a lovely mix of blues and greens. Go ahead - click that link to Studio June's Etsy shop! She's having a Spring Sale with 40% off everything!
And how nice to see some sunny day pictures, huh? Although it's still pretty cold (-8° this morning) there are definitely signs that Spring is coming. The days are getting longer, the snow banks are receding, most days we get a degree or two above zero and the sun feels warm. Hurray! Spring!