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, April 29, 2010

Pressure's On

Earlier this week we scheduled our annual Louise Lunch for May 8, a week from Saturday. Immediately I realized I needed to get daughter Heather's birthday socks done by then and they weren't even started.

Luckily I did have the yarn and was able to cast on immediately.

There's a little bit of knitting time pressure stress, but I think I'm up to the challenge.

Pattern: Little Shell Rib stitch pattern
Multiple of 8 stitches, 4 rows
  • Row 1: k7, p1
  • Row 2: k7, p1
  • Row 3: k1, YO, p1, p3tog, p1, YO, k1, p1
  • Row 4: k7, p1

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Woodgrain.

Needles: Options 2.50mm circulars.

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

The tree tops are turning green.

It looks like we're going to get through spring without an April snow storm. I like that. A lot.


Dorothy said...

I have no doubt that you could probably even knit socks in your sleep! Yes, you are certainly up to the challenge. Isn't it nice to know that spring always comes, even if it is not exactly on our timetable?

Alwen said...

I like it that it looks like we are going to get through April without a tornado.

Anonymous said...

love the socks. How do you keep track of which row you are on in the pattern? Do you use a row counter?

Melissa said...

Those socks look great. I love the way the pattern looks with the yarn!

Anonymous said...

The socks look very pretty but I really like the photo of the horse. It is wonderful for all the "Louise's" to have your annual luncheon. Enjoy!

Kathy... said...

I'm sure you'll manage. Really like the color of those socks too....and the pattern is equally nice.

Jean said...

Your DD will love her socks. The photo of the horse is especially lovely - drenched in sunlight - the horse looks healthy and content.

Anonymous said...

I love your sprout sweater and was very curious to know how the cot/linen from Knitpicks would do for a sweater and you have answered that for me. thanks.I love their dark red color and the brown. BTW, your blog is a pleasure to read though I don't comment very much . Mary in cincinnati

Diane said...

Love the socks - pattern and yarn.

I get tickled every year with your Louise lunch. My Mother's middle name was Louise, as is mine and my daughter's.

Judy S. said...

Great color and pattern! Happy B'day to DD and happy knitting to you!

Anonymous said...

love the socks and my hubby really liked the pattern and we were wondering how many to cast on for a med woman and a size 11 man? thx again for the wonderful patterns and wildlife pics we really enjoy them.