Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This and that on Tuesday

Well yesterday the temperature hit 80 degrees for the first time this year and I celebrated by finishing a pair of socks. Now if you are scratching your head and trying to figure out what one thing has to do with the other, just stop, cause I really don't have a clue. Its 80 degrees, I don't need a pair of socks, what I need is a pedicure but socks is what I got.

This is the Pyroclastic pattern. I just looked at it on Ravelry and I swear when I first downloaded this is was a free pattern. Wait I just looked on Knitty.com and it is a free pattern here. Knitty like Ravelry has lots of free patterns.

The yarn is Cascade Heritage sock yarn and the color is Citron. I love this yarn because is it machine washable and dryable and it has about 25% nylon which keeps my socks from falling down... and that's a good thing. Here is a close up - its looks like a cable but it isn't - just ssk and yarnovers - easy stuff.

Have you been over to Sinta'sand Sherri's blogs today? Go now and look, I'll wait. Aren't there some wonderful quilts in this month's parade of Schnibbles? I didn't get one done this month but I already went and downloaded the pattern for next month. Its called Doc -and you will recognize it as a card trick block. Carrie is offering Schnibbles as pdf's here so you can have instant gratification. I like that a lot! So now that I have the freshly printed pattern staring up from my cutting table I'll probably ignore it until about 48 hours before it is due, cause that's just the way I seem to do things. Oh well, there is nothing like a deadline to make me productive! LOL

Happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Loe the color of those socks!

  2. I know nothing about knitting but they sure look like cables to me. Nice fake out!

  3. Your socks look complicated to me! Love the color too. I wish I could learn Quickly how to knit socks, but I guess quilting is my obsession and I have too many UFO's to stop now.
    I love that you can do it all!! L0L

  4. these are so cute!! Perfect color :)

    Steph at http://mycreativebrightside.blogspot.com

  5. I think that I missed your post on the Coleslaw quilt but I have to say that it came out fantastic. Such a happy quilt!

    And love those socks too. One thing I've never tried to do, but they look so warm.

  6. I love those apple green socks--
    you did a really great job on them!!!
    I just paid my fee to be back into the knitting workshops--in fact tomorrow afternoon will be my first one since Nov.!!!
    and I have 2 projects to finish--
    one of them is a pair of socks!!!!
    and I just love your coleslaw quilt--
    Hugs, Di and miss gracie


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