Pattern: Basic top down sock on 60 stitches with stitch pattern in cuff.
Close up picture of stitch pattern and knitting instructions for stitch pattern are here.
Yarn: Opal sock yarn, 75% wool, 25% nylon
Color: Elemente 1075
Needles: Addi Turbo #1
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch
Inspiration: I wanted a horizontal lace pattern because of the stripes in the yarn. After looking through my folder of potential sock cuff stitch patterns, I picked this one. It makes for a tight sock - hard to pull on, but the fit is great after the struggle is over.
The sky is blue and sunny today. SW Michigan is expecting a high temp in the 70s F/20s C and loving the thought of it.
I'd love it more if I didn't have so much outdoor work to do, but that's the price of having a five acre yard. Even though most of it is "natural", there are still areas around the house where we try to keep nature under control and nature fights back.
By next week all the trees, including these oaks, should have leaves.
One advantage to not having leaves on the trees yet, is being able to see the early nests being built.
This robin worked on this nest all day. No eggs yet. She's just trying it out to see how it fits.
For those who don't have robins (anybody?), they're a medium size bird. The male and female look alike.
In Michigan, they're common and a much anticipated and talked about sign of spring, arriving around the middle of March.