I am not knitting for charity. I am not knitting for Peace (though we need it NOW).
I am knitting for SPRING. It will come. I believe.
Here’s my expression of faith:
These socks cheer me up a bit, even though they are going to be a present for someone (I won’t name names). The pattern is Simply Lovely Lace Socks from IK (Spring 2006). I’m using Koigu KPPPM in “Purple – P217” and Addi Turbo US#0 circular needles (magic loop, for purse-carrying convenience). I chose the picot edge instead of the 1×1 rib…the jury’s still out on that. What do you think?
Last week I took the sock out to Dupont Circle to bask in the sun. Honestly, it was nearly HOT in the sun (I had a long-sleeved T-shirt and light fleece jacket on). God, it felt good. I was suddenly happy, filled with energy, bursting with a sense of wonderful possibility. Then the damn north wind started to blow.
So, we’re back to cold temps and wind chills in the single digits, and even a chance of more snow. I know, most people living north of D.C.–and I used to be one!–think I’m being a weenie. But we moved here for a reason: Warmer Weather! Guess it’s going to be time to head further south soon…
Yep. Spring is on the way. Time to go out to A Tangled Skein (our newest–and my new favorite–LYS!!!) again (with Karida!) and pick up some yarn for a pretty new project. I’m thinking of Tatami, but I’m…what’s the word…voluptuous, curvy? You know. I wonder if it would look OK on me?
PS. Has anyone seen The Natural Knitter, Barbara Albright’s final work? Absolutely gorgeous. Exactly what you’d expect…and definitely on my short list!