Joe's boring blue socks are finished!
It's not the most interesting project I've ever finished, but it is an FO and figured it deserves a little blog entry. The yarn is some of Sundara's yummy sock yarn in Navy over Cerulean. A nice manly colour! The pattern is my usual 'basic recipe' in a 3x1 rib. And Joe's a happy boy!
I always like to have a basic sock on the needles; it's a good portable, mindless knit. So while they may not look very exciting, my socks typically hold fond memories because they travel around with me. This pair had the good fortune of visiting opening weekend at the Coors Field, the Avalanche in the Stanley Cup playoffs and Colorado wine country.
I'll witter a little about Colorado wine country since I didn't really mention it back in early May. We spent a weekend away for my birthday and stayed in a lovely B&B that was situated in a vineyard. The hosts were warm, welcoming and fascinating people. The food was delicious! All locally grown fresh produce whipped together into the most wonderful breakfast by a French chef. Yum! We toured around the area visiting Paonia, Hotchkiss, Needle Rock and the Black Canyon.
It was a wonderful way to spend a weekend.
I was hoping that I'd be able to add to the Colorado Yarn Tour blanket, but the only 'shop' that I was aware of, hadn't yet opened for the summer. However there was an art gallery open evening at The Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss, where I was able to come away with this beautiful handspun:
I'm still fumbling about trying to figure out how to put the colours together on the Colorado blanket, but have knit a couple of squares. Up next though are a couple of baby blankies...