On Saturday, I finished my socks.
Oh, I don’t think I told you! Last month, the Holidaymysterygifts group had a sock knitting KAL for beginners. They were going to do the Plain Talk Socks by Terry Morris. It is a very well written top down (you begin with the cuff and end at the toe) pattern for beginners, on double point needles. It is still going until the end of the month, if you want to join in.
But none of that was the shock. I knew I was going to get the socks finished, and I even thought I would get them finished inside the 2 months that ‘officially’ composed the KAL. The shock had more to do with the fact that on Saturday, I grafted (excellent directions in the pattern!) the toe of the last sock, wearing nothing more then a sleeveless summer dress. The high for the day had been 81F (27C). Windows were open, heater had been turned off, it was absolutely wonderful. I had spend a lot of time in the yard, just enjoying it, and clearing some winter debris. Then the next day:
Yep, that is snow/ice under the socks… I actually think it was mostly frozen rain and hail, rather then snow, because there was not much softness to it. Though there definitely was some some there too. We knew it was going to get cold, but I assumed I would have time to cover my plants on Sunday, because, well, it was rather warm on Saturday. Don’t trust the weather here. At 9 am I was woken, en told that if I wanted to try to safe my plants, I should probably get up and outside. It was 27F (-3C)! And over the day we had a true wintery mix come down, and the temperature did definitely not go up… Fortunately I was warm, inside, and happily watching disney movies and crocheting/cross stitching. I just hope my tomatoes and some of the other plants will survive this cold snap!
The socks? Not much to tell you about them. They have a Dutch heel. I was using a skein of sock yarn a good friend gave me a couple of years ago, the label was quite limited as to the information it was willing to give. I did not use even close to all the yarn, there is quite a little ball left. It was fun, though I don’t like the heel as much as the heel I was using when I made a sock from a Cat Bordhi book. I think I might play with it next time, or even use a different heel all together. But the KAL was a lot of fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!