All right, all right! I'm blogging already...
So, I've begun this tangential hobby (um, blogging) at the instigation of the wonderful new friends I've made in the Sit n' Knit. I've refused to start spinning, dyeing, weaving, even crocheting in order to concentrate on knitting. Then of course, there's the time-taken-away-from-knitting spent reading others people's blogs (lurking), listening to knitting podcasts (which I do to distract myself from the exercising I am forcing myself to do), and shopping online for yarn, patterns, books (a self-denying practice since I am trying to not become a stasher).
But, now I've capitulated to blogging in order to 1) have an on-going journal of my knitting; 2) to stop fishing for admiring comments from my loving, but much put upon husband and instead fish from a larger if less-intimately-known group of people who actually knit; 3) alleviate the mocking of the aforementioned Sit n' Knit bloggers (you know who you are...) 4) occupy myself on the unexpected day-off due to rain from my work today! Woo hoo!
So here goes nothing!
Pattern: Canal du Midi socks from Knitting on the Road,by Nancy Bush
Yarn: The pair was knit from two skeins of Lana Grossa Meilenweit (80% wool, 20% nylon) in color #1104
Yarn enabler: Simply Socks Yarn Co.
Time I spent knitting them when I could be renovating the bathroom: April 8th-April 16th.
New technique I learned: A stretchy cast-off for my rather voluptuous calves.
The two things that I love about these socks is that the top half of the calf is ribbed which makes them stay up really well on my shapely leg and that the pattern is intuitive and easy to memorize. I worked them toe-up using the heel from the Widdershin socks, which is my favorite heel both for technique and fit.
Thanks for reading my inaugural post!