Because Football Season Can't Get Here Soon Enough...
Read more about it here and geek along with me.
Clemson slipped by Air Force to make it to the Thursday's NIT finals. I putzed around and didn't do a March Madness bracket although I would have lost two of my Final Four picks--Kansas and North Carolina, and I had picked the Tarheels to win the whole thing.
Knitted Up A Monsoon
I finished my STR Inside Out socks this afternoon. Once I got over my initial trepidation over toe up socks (and provisional cast-ons), the sock was pretty easy to knit.
Here she is from the "main" side...
and on my feet. They fit pretty well and feel nice and squishy, and I like how the yarn striped.
In the next photo, the sock on the left is on the "main" side and the sock on the right is on the "reverse" side. I think that's pretty sweet.
I used size 1 Crystal Palace dpns for the toe, heel and cuff, and size 0 Inox dpns for the foot. I bound off the sock with a Crystal Palace size 2 needle.
If I hadn't joined the STR Rockin' Sock Club, I would have never tried this pattern nor would I chosen the Monsoon color, which is far from my normal pallet of pinks, berries, and oranges. Still, I ended up really liking pattern and the color, and I'm so looking forward to next month's yarn and sock.
This afternoon, I received a nice 8 ounce bag of pretty pink corriedale roving from fellow Charleston knitter (and Fantasy Footballer) Lisa.
Both of us got roving, spindles, and books to learn to spin, but haven't just yet.
Thanks so much!
I'll get Patrick to spin it into something nice. He says it looks like cotton candy.
**I liked this title better than Inside Out Socks--Fini. Thanks for the inspiration Chante.