Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Crocus Spindle Socks

The weather in Columbus is still warm, so warm in fact, that the big planters you see on city streets are still full with thriving flowers. The pansies are looking prettier than ever. But this weekend will probably be the end of them...everyone says the temperature is going to drop like crazy by Friday. Which suits me fine, because I'd like it to start feeling more like December with Holiday Cheer. Plus, I want to get some good wear out of my new, wintery Spindle socks. That's two pairs in a month, which is a record for me. Usually, I knit one sock, and it sits in the corner looking all sad and mateless for another few months. Not this time!

Pattern: Spindle Socks by Anna Bell of My Fashionable Life
Yarn: Knit Picks Merino Style in Crocus, 2 skeins
Needles: US4 dpns

You wouldn't believe how fast a knit this was. I finished the pair over 2 days. And I very nearly ran out of wool in trying to squeeze out an entire sock with one skein, but given that the Vanilla Cable Socks used only a tiny bit of the 3rd skein, I thought I could make it work. I think the weight on each skein must refer to how much it weighs including the label, because when I put it on my kitchen scale it usually ranged between 47-48 g when it claimed to be 50 g. Which means it must be a littler less in yardage than indicated, right? Anyhow, I still have a whole skein left which I can now use for some other socks!

We're going to a birthday party tonight, another birthday party on Friday, and then we're having a little holiday shindig at our place on the weekend - let the celebrating begin! was also a cake day, which there will be some cake pictures coming soon.

1 comment:

Atkins said...

Crazy weather! We've been snowcovered since Dec 1, expecting another snow storm today and again on Sunday!

Love the socks!