Too quiet…that’s what this blog has been. It seems like I’m in sort of rut life-wise, daily-wise, health-wise. Nothing crazy, I’ve just been feeling a little out of sorts lately and I think a trip to the doctor’s office is warranted. Seeing that I’m not too crazy about seeing the doctor, let’s talk about knitting.
My first ever sock is done and I’m so pleased!! This is for the UAE Knitters Sock KAL that has been ongoing. The pattern I’m using is Dublin Bay Socks (free PDF pattern) with some Dream In Color Smooshy.
The colorway is called Petal Shower. It’s amazing how these yarn companies come up with fantastic names like this. I think they must have a yarn namer conjuring up names all day like Lipstick Lava and Lunar Zazzle and Strange Harvest. I wonder what he named his kids…Rainbow or Spectrum, perhaps?
I have to admit that I get carried away by the name of the colorway when I shop for yarn online and there have been a couple not-so-happy moments when my order arrived. Not so long ago, I ordered some Malabrigo Worsted to knit up the infamous February Lady Sweater. The colorway was called Dusty and looked so pretty on my computer screen. So I clicked away and into my cart went 5 skeins. Doesn’t it look all shiny and pretty in the skein?
Trust not the monitor!! I should have noted the fact that the name Dusty meant something. When knitted up, this yarn looks like it has bits of dirt smeared into it so when I wear this sweater it’s always going to look un-laundered. Sigh!
Then there was Pansy-Go-Lightly another Smooshy colorway for some ‘happy socks’. I think that these socks are going to turn out too happy. Purples, lavenders, pinks – sounds pretty? Not! It looks like some kid went crayola crazy during this yarn painting session. Sigh, sigh!!
Still I’m enjoying knitting with the Dream in Color yarn – it sure is smooshy and sock #1 feels lovely on my foot. Also, I’ve swatched and cast on for my Dusty February Lady Sweater. The color is what is making me neglect this project but the yarn is still just as gorgeous. I think that once I get past the garter yoke and move onto the lace body, it’s going to be ‘funner’.
Back to the socks, I’m on the heel of my second sock and I hope to be done sometime soon if this ickky feeling passes and things don’t go south into flu-land.
When I began this blog post I didn’t know what to talk about but it looks like I’ve rambled on. Regular blogging will resume soon since Prithvi is back at school after two weeks of Spring Break. Having him home was a treat for me as well as for Kiki although, it seems like his appetite has gotten enormous and there were many requests during the day for cake and cookies and sandwiches and even oatmeal!!! It’s a good thing that his metabolism is way better than mine! Now it’s back to school to finish off the last term of Grade 4.