Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Mostly knitting and harbingers of spring...

Harbingers of spring first:  There are now a band of robins hanging around our lot.  Presumably they are after the berries that remain on the ornamental trees and the brush in the woods.  They hang together in a group and this time of year, they always remind me of the street gangs in West Side Story. Their songs are much appreciated right now.  The chickadees have also begun their spring song, even though there is snow on the ground and another inch arrived this morning.

So it was a pleasant surprise when I was getting into the car for some errands to hear the faint trill of spring peepers.  I stopped moving and listened to be sure that's what it was.....then I realized it was coming from my purse.

I particularly dislike the sound of most ring tones, especially when it's someone who forgot to turn off their phone in a place where the interruption of their electronic device is rude (like church, or yoga class).  Yet I am just as capable of forgetting to turn off all sounds on the phone as the next person.  My solution: pick an environmental ring tone that wouldn't stand out too much before I could get it turned off.  You guessed it, my ring tone is spring peepers.  And I missed the call that my new glasses are ready.  Duh.  We rarely have spring peepers before March, and rarely at 1:00 PM.

There are some new toe up socks to show:

These are knit using the same architecture as the previous socks. The stitch pattern is a 2x2 rib which jumps to the left one stitch every 4th row, hence the spiral look to the rib. They fit really well and do not twist around on the foot. The yarn is from the stash and about 20 years old, so no point in naming the yarn and color way since it's no longer available.

There is also some mystery knitting:
 

and

Details on these to be revealed at a later date.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that pattern so went back into your blog yesterday, but have decided there's enough stress and anxiety in this world without having to learn toe-up socks. I'm going to start at the top and if I run out, use something else. After all, the new yarn would be inside my shoe. I just won't be modeling them, as you are.

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