Monday, May 10, 2010

Just when you think it's safe



to take off the flannel sheets and get rid of the winter jackets Mother Nature throws you a curve. Imagine , snow on May 9th AND on Mothers Day to add insult to injury . It's been so freaking cold ! So much for the family BBQ and sitting outside on the patio .




I will say though that it was an excuse to stay in and knit . Late yesterday I cast off the playoff socks from last week . I used this basic ribbed sock pattern , but made quite a few modifications as I went along . Starting with the cuff , I did a k1, p1 rib for an 1 1/2 inches before starting the k3 ,p1 rib . I also lengthened the heel flap and modified the toe decreases . I knit them on 2,25 mm dpns . As mentioned before I used Fortissima Colori yarn from the stash . These will be heading out to Alberta come Christmas this year . I know it's early but I'm trying to beat the Christmas knitting stress this year .


Next up are some socks for Emma , my friend Shirley's granddaughter. I wish I could say that I dug this out of the stash , but it was a fairly recent purchase . I just loved the colours and immediately earmarked the yarn for Emma . I'm convinced knitting on socks has brought a good vibe to these playoffs . Hopefully these will bring the Habs some luck tonight in the match against Sid the Kid and the Penguins . God knows they need it with all the injuries . I'd love to see a game 7 . BTW , we're also rooting for Vancouver in their series . Gotta cheer on our Canadian teams ...

7 comments:

Not ready for handspun said...

I'm sure Emma's going to love those colours - they are gorgeous.

But (ducks) I'm cheering for Sid the Kid!

Donna M said...

Love the yarn for the socks for Emma!

I am not a hockey fan. I just hope for whoever is ahead in the standings so it will get over sooner. Hockey shouldn't be played in June!

Susanne said...

Great colors for the socks. I am sorry to hear that the weather is not cooperating.

Louise said...

Christmas knitting already...you are good! I love the colour of Emma's socks. Looking forward to seeing them finished.

lexa said...

Fortissima is still one of my favorites. I'm glad we didn't get any snow on Mother's Day. It's gotten chillier out here the past few days, but not cold enough for snow!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Both pairs look great! I've got a little bit of Christmas knitting done already too - it really makes it easier come December!

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