Saturday, March 02, 2013

long time coming...

long time coming

long time coming

I started these socks for AK last April, and they've been abandoned many times in favour of the lure of new and shiny (okay, rarely shiny - which is too bad, come to think of it) projects. But finally this past week I managed to finish them up. Squishy cables in buttery soft Malabrigo, I hope they will keep his toes warm as we finish off the winter - and for many winters to come! I do love a handknit sock, but I must admit all those tiny stitches can be spirit-killing sometimes. Thankfully, the end result is usually worth it. Are you knitting anything these days?

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The rain was heavy today, but it finally let up just enough this afternoon to head out for a walk, in good timing with the low tide. I wandered the sand and rocks, watched spouts of seawater shoot high when i stepped beside clam holes, marvelled at massive clusters of ochre stars, and stalked a great blue heron. on my way home I stopped for my first stinging nettle harvest of the year, just as hail set in. A fresh bagful of spring greens accompanied me home, and I'm thinking a quiche is in order. Please come back tomorrow for some photos.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

9 comments:

Barbara Prime said...

I'm knitting my 4-year old son a pair of very colourful socks right now, but they might not get done for this winter. I'm hosting a KAL on Ravelry, and that's taking up all my knitting time.
Your photos and words about the ocean make me miss it so much. I stayed with an aunt in Sidney for a few months after university, but I've never had the chance to live near the ocean since then.

Molly said...

I love the Colorado of those socks. I was just given a set of double point needles so I think I will have to learn to knit socks. Have a good weekend! I love your blog and photos

Sweetpea said...

Happened by your way this evening, and OH MY, what absolutely beautiful socks!!

I am new to knitting and still can't imagine trying to do socks. yikes. But these are GORGEOUS and I wish I could rush right over to my needles to begin such a project. Next year maybe ;>]]

leFiligree said...

i am also slogging thru a knitting project that will not die: a silk scarf in a tedious herringbone pattern but it will be totally worth it. its a jen hoover pattern and So Modern.

Hege said...

Beautiful socks I bet was well worth waiting for!

BJ Monitas said...

The socks are beautiful and I have also socks in work in Hedera pattern and besides of this some scarfs for several family members. Projects like scarfs I do at home because of their dimensions, socks are pretty good compagnions when I travel. take care bjmonitas

Margie Oomen said...

i am knitting some socks for my daughter who was home from halifax for reading week. I noticed a few little holes in her favourite socks I had knit her a while back and offered to mend them for her. She says she only wears the socks I knit for her and that if I had the time she would love a new pair for her upcoming birthday. So i think you can guess what I am knitting :)

Brittan said...

I have been knitting a little less lately, but I did bring a couple things to work on while I am traveling abroad with my friend... Those socks are amazing, btw, and I bet they feel wonderful because malabrigo is heavenly!

Jaime said...

Such a beautiful pattern. I hope to learn how to knit something other than a scarf by next fall. Fingerless gloves are number one on my list. Maybe some day I will advance enough to make a pair of socks.