Happy Cinco de Mayo!! If I had been thinking I would have taken out something from the freezer so we could have Mexican food for dinner. I took out salmon. Oh well. It's Hump Day, Wednesday and, therefore, Unraveled Wednesday. As always, I'm linking up with Kat and friends to talk about making and reading. First up: Beekeeper Socks:
Oh how I love the way these turned out. I finished them up on Monday and am just so happy with them. They are soft and very squishy. The pattern is just a simple K6, P2 around the leg. I did keep the pattern on the top of the foot. The yarn is from KnitPicks - Static (75/25) and the colorway is "Beekeeper" (not sure how they came up with that name, but...). I used #2 needles and these are for Colin. Not sure when I will give them to him. For now they are sitting upstairs. Fletch says I won't be able to wait for any special occasion and will just give them to him soon. Probably.
Yesterday I successfully managed to avoid doing any chores or trying to reorganize my closet, etc. and instead started my Wintertide shawl.
I managed the garter tab start and set up rows. The Lifted Left Increases and Lifted Right Increases gave me a little bit of a fit, but I think I figured them out and I think it looks ok. The yarn (Cascade Heritage - 75% superwash and 25% nylon) is very soft and also quite splitty. I'm hoping to cast on a new pair of socks today. The yarn, also from KnitPicks, reminds me of confetti or bubblegum. More to come on that later.
On the reading front, last night I finished the 3rd book by Matt Goldman in the Nils Shapiro series The Shallows which was pretty good. There is one more in the series that I will try to get from the library. Fletch and I have started reading The Good Good Pig by Sy Montgomery. I had read this years ago, but don't really remember it. So far, so good.
Today I'm heading to the office for a short while, so I'd best pour another cup of coffee, dry my hair and get dressed. Wishing you all a great day. Be sure you head over to Kat's to see what others are making and reading.