Well Hello There!
As predicted yesterday, I was able to knit at lunch time and actually got through the first 5 rows or so of the toe decrease on the last Barn Owl sock. And I did finish it up last night. Voila!
They look less yellow-ish on Fletcher's feet. And, of course, after telling me how wonderful they felt the other night, last night he thought they might be a little snug. I can show him snug and it ain't these socks! LOL. He should just think of it as me giving his feet a hug. I'm so happy with the way they turned out. The yarn was great to knit and I will definitely be ordering more Sheep's Clothing Yarn (still eyeing the "Fox" colorway).
I was talking with Dee (well, emailing) wondering what I would start next. Of course, socks, but what color? Dee thought green would be a good choice with St. Patrick's Day on the horizon. I did not think I had any green yarn (which I can remedy at the Allentown Fiber Festival in early April) and I don't have any "Kelly" green yarn. But, I did find a skein that I had completely forgotten about (how could that be??). A lovely skein of House Cat that I bought from Wandering Cat before Val and her Mom decided to get out of the yarn business. So last night saw the beginning of a new pair of socks:
The colorway is "Leaf Bug" which is just the perfect name for this skein. I love it! The pattern I have started is Miss Lemon (freebie on Ravelry) but I will call them Miss Lime...or Miss Lemon-Lime. I'm curious to see how they go since there is no ribbing/cuff. You knit one set-up row and then go right into the leg pattern (which is a 4 row repeat). I completed two repeats and hope to get more done at lunch today.
Also as predicted, our temps have dropped and the winds have picked up. It is still above freezing, but I saw plenty of snow to the West of us (looking at you Kat). I took some home-made lentil soup out of the freezer for dinner and since Colin will be joining us, I'm hoping he will make his "Big Daddy Biscuits" to go with the soup.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!