Here are a pair of socks I finished for Harald tonight. I had made the first sock too short, so when I finished the second, longer sock, I had to rip out the toe of the first one and reknit it, but I think they came out great. The yarn does all the work. These are called “pompom socks” (sans the pom-pom, natch) and the yarn is Raggi from Jarbo Garn in Sweden, color 1591.
What I really needed to do today was stay home and finish the socks I am knitting for momma and that I have intended to send her for Mother’s Day. I meant to finish them earlier this week, and had all but the toe of the second sock done by Tuesday. But the last couple of days have been unexpectedly distracting and I haven’t been able to focus enough to finish them. So I stayed home this morning and took care of that. Here are the socks, knit from Nancy Lindberg’s knit-to-fit pattern, worked up in Trekking XXL color 181 on 2.75mm metal, circular needles from KnitPicks, which I love. I have better luck with the magic loop method than anything else, because I get a nice, tight, even fabric with no ladders at the needle joins.
And here are some other things I’m sending down Florida way. Even though it is much too late, I am sending a scarf I knit in Plymouth Boku that will match the purple coat and gloves I sent her for Christmas. She’ll be all ready for next winter now.
And I got this wonderful imported Italian cotton yarn in the clearance bin at Coldwater Collaborative in Excelsior and thought it was just too good to pass up. The colors are so incredibly cheerful and the joy of dishcloths is that they work up so quick.