Hi everyone! I hope you had a great New Year's celebration. As mentioned in my NYE post, we took it easy at home. It was really relaxing. On the 1st, we saw The Adventures of Tintin, which we really enjoyed, and yesterday we had breakfast, walked on the beach, went for tiki drinks and then I went to my knitting group. It was an awesome day. You're probably thinking, a walk on the beach in winter? Well, we're getting freakishly warm weather here in San Diego, and it was in the low 70s F with not a cloud in the sky! On the first it got up into the 80s F. Crazy, huh? Anyway, you're not here to listen to me ramble about the weather report for San Diego, you're here to see a little knitting!
I'm happy to report, I finished the socks I shared with you last Wednesday, and started my knitting group's Harry Potter Sock Challenge. As mentioned in my New Year's post, a few of us decided to knit all of Erica Lueder's Harry Potter themed sock patterns this year. I believe there are 10 or 11 of them currently, so we'll be doing one or two twice unless she releases new ones in time. One of the lovely ladies from my group contacted Erica and I think she mentioned she did plan to release new ones. YAY! If you remember, I've already done one of the patterns, Hermione's Everyday Socks. I don't mind doing this one again because it was a VERY fun, easy pattern, they looked great and I didn't knit them for myself the first time around. I can't wait to have my own pair.
This month we started with The Weasley Rib. I decided to do it in Harvest Sweets, the Candy Skein Monthly Sock club color from November '11. I haven't gotten too far, as you can see, but so far, I don't like this pattern as much as the Hermione one. There is a LOT of purling, and the rows start and end with purls, so it's hard not to get ladders on the sides. I'm making them for my husband, as I thought he'd enjoy the pattern and colorway. Okay, okay, that's only half of it. I'm also tired of hand washing his non-superwash socks I made him for his first pair, so if I give him a superwash pair, I can throw these in with the laundry and only have to wash his other pair half as much since he won't be wearing them as much. Sneaky, right?
Anyway, the really cool thing so far on the socks is the way the colors are pooling. One side of the sock looks mostly brown and red, the other side brown and orange. Crazy huh? Can you see the difference in the two pictures? I can't wait to see what it does down the rest of the sock with this pattern. I'm thinking it might swirl, but we'll have to wait and see. :)
That's it for me today! What are you working on?
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