Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Gail's Opal Emil Socks, Standing Water and Mud
Mindless knitting. Very mindless knitting.
My sweater yarn, Slackford Studio Hedonist (80% Superwash Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon) fingering weight in a bright blue/turquoise color called Cote d'Azur has been shipped. I'm hoping it's here for weekend knitting.
Meanwhile, I'm finishing up mindless knitting birthday socks.
Pattern: Basic cuff down sock pattern on 64 stitches. k7p1 ribbing on cuff and instep.
Color: Rainforest Emil, a furry monkey.
Needles: Options #1, 2.5mm
Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch
Snow and ice mealing leaves standing water because the ground is too frozen to absorb the water.
Tonight, for the first time during this gradual thaw, it's going to stay above freezing. And rain. Nothing works as well as rain to melt the remaining ice and snow.
Things are going to very very messy. Typical early spring. No one complains. We just wipe up the muddy footprints and smile because it's not snowing.