Happy St. Patrick's Day - oh, and it's my blogiversary, too! Hard to believe it's been six years already. I'm so grateful for all the wonderful friends I've made through this blog, both in real life and online. I know blogs aren't as popular as they once were - we've all begun spending way too much time on Ravelry - but I still enjoy keeping a record of my knitting and my life, and intend to do so as long as even one person is out there reading. Even if that one person is just me. However, I think it will be a long time before that happens, so a big thank you to all who are still here with me.
It wouldn't be St. Pat's day without the wearing of the green, and my latest pair of socks fit that bill nicely.
- Madder Ribbed Socks from "Knitting Vintage Socks" by Nancy Bush. I've knit a lot of socks, as most of you know, and I've decided my preferred patterns are ribs. While I enjoy the occasional complicated lace or cable pattern, to me socks are for mindless knitting, and ribs work wonderfully for that. They also generally produce a well fitting sock. The only adjustment I made to this pattern was to use my regular flap/gusset heel. The pattern had the same kind, and rather than reinvent the wheel, I went with what works for me.
- The yarn is Dream in Color Smooshy, in "Happy Forest." It's a deeper, darker color than my monitor shows. Both yarn and color are fabulous. This was the first time I used Smooshy, but won't be the last.
Leave your answer in the comments. All the correct answers will be put into a hat/bowl/cat dish and the lucky winner will receive this:
- A project bag sewn by yours truly.
- two skeins of JoJoLand Harmony lace weight
- A 2010 calendar, full of flower photos taken by me. (These were in short supply this year, as I miscounted my needs when ordering. This one was held back just for the contest.)
- two skeins of Regia 4-ply sock yarn - enough for one pair of socks