Spring has sprung
I went out to get the paper this morning and noticed that some snowdrops have popped through the frozen earth here! They pop up before the crocus, so spring is on the way here. We still have some snow, but with the warmer weather the past couple of weeks things are slowly starting the melt.
Busy around the house and work these days. Not much time for books or knitting, but I did manage a little of both. Was able to finish up the Lorna's Laces pinstripe socks last week...
They came out pretty well. I have a lot left fro the two skeins, so I might try a pattern instead of just ribbing with the leftovers. They only thing I didn't car for was the dye job of the second skein... as you can see there is a funny grey zigzag where the dye didn't quite line up correctly. I tried to put that in the back of the sock so I wouldn't really notice it while I am wearing them. This pair make three complete pairs for the year so far. My plan is to try to do at least one pair a month.
Also finished up a little baby sweater for an upcoming shower...
It is made with Caron soft eco fiber. I was given this skein, so I had no idea that it was environmentally friendly until after I finished and looked at the wrapper. It is made with 10% recycled plastic. Fun little fats on the wrapper. I was hoping to have enough left over for a hat to match, but that is out of the question since there is barely a 2 inch ball left.
I did go to the LYS last week. It is right across the street from my hairdresser. I popped in to see what was new. I only left the store spending $20 and walking out with 4 small skeins of sock yarn.