Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Gold Socks and Gold Finches

This color, Panda Cotton Sahara, is a magic color that's actually yellow and gold but photographs as beige and tan.

I didn't knit these socks overnight. The yarn picture posted two days ago was actually taken a week ago. The socks were started last week.

The Panda cotton (55% bamboo, 24% cotton, 21% elastic nylon) was a nice, smooth knit. The yarn is a little splitty. I had to watch my stitches to make sure I wasn't leaving any loops sticking out. I think the pointy Options needles helped keep the stitches clean and even.

The yarn passed the test of OK to knit. It has yet to take the tests of socks being worn and socks being washed. I'll report again when testing is complete.

Pattern: Basic cuff down sock knit on 56 stitches around.

Yarn: Panda Cotton, 55% bamboo, 24% cotton, 21% elastic nylon blend.

Color: Sahara, which is really yellow even though it looks beige in all the pictures.

Needles: Options 2.5mm.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch.

The male Gold Finches are turning more and more gold.

The finch on the right is a female. They don't change color.

We've been having some nice weather. 50s in the daytime, low 30s at night. This weekend the temps are going to dip and "snow likely" is the forecast. It's going to melt quickly. Or else!

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