Sunday, June 08, 2008

Try to control your enthusiasm

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...

9 comments:

Denise said...

I think socks are a BIG Fo, that second sock always seems to take me forever - so well done, and they look lovely :)

Bea said...

The socks are great, but I love the yarn. Very creamy and gorgeous.

amanda said...

Wicked colour for the socks! I can't bring myself to knit any for Dave's big feet.

Knit Eat Sleep said...

Love the socks........I thought it was Shi Bui yarn! They look great! I have to knit some up for Rick one of these days.

Great pictures of the Vineyard! Looks like a great time!

Can't wait to see some of the squares knit. I need to come up with something more clever for mine, it is too boring!

tiennie said...

It's an FO so there will be a hooray from me! Great color!

Corwink said...

Hooray for FO's! Great socks on some great legs!

WandaWoman said...

I agree, if it's an FO, it gets a cheer. I'm knitting on some socks for M and they are shades of grey and it's pretty boring, but I perservere. See you Saturday!

StarSpry said...

Great socks...I love the color!

Sounds like such a wonderful weekend in wine country!! Beautiful skein of yarn you found at the art gallery :)

Courtney said...

I'm right there with you with having a mindless sock always on the needles. I have to dissagree however that those blue socks are boring. They are gorgeous!
My man never picks very adventurous sock colors either.