Last Friday, I received my fabulous socks from snowdrop
, my Knitty sock exchange pal! She'd sent me a photo of some yarn choices, I told her I liked the pink ones (I know, who am I and when did I start liking pink? I don't know. I have, like, five pink shirts now. I'm not sure when this happened.) and that I'd liked a pair of socks she had up on her blog a while back, and that was it. I was much more nervous and sent her several dozen progress photos and nagged for feedback, but clearly snowdrop is much better at not needing hand holding.
They are FABULOUS. Look!
They fit like a glove, look great, feel wonderful, and are a very cheerful shade of pink. I wore them all day Sunday and kept admiring my feet. And forcing everyone around me to admire my feet.
Even my mother was impressed! (She thought it was weird that I was knitting socks for somebody else.)
Very unhelpfully, I can't remember what yarn it was (I have the tag at home), I don't know what pattern it was, and I don't know what needles snowdrop used to knit them! All I know is they are awesome. Thanks, snowdrop!
In other news, I had a date wrong. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal, as the new date is next week instead of next month like I thought. So it's not like I missed anything, right?
Yeah. Too bad that's the date of a mat leave starting, which means the baby sweater I thought I had a month for? I have six days. Luckily, I had the pattern (Sweetheart Pullover from Knitting for Baby, but with an intarsia flower instead of a heart, because I don't think the mother-to-be is much of a heart person) and the yarn (KP Crayon, my current favourite baby yarn), so I cast on yesterday for the front, figuring I'd get through the intarsia since it would be the most time consuming section.
Man, I HATE intarsia! It's so fiddly, and there are ends everywhere, and...bleah. Too bad it looks so damn cute. I'm about halfway through the flower, I think, but I now only have three bobbins (hee, I wrote "boobins" the first time) instead of the six I started with, so it's going much faster. I'm hoping to knock the front off tonight, cast on for the back, finish that by Saturday, and do the sleeves on Sunday which leaves Monday night for seaming. I'll be fine. Babies are small! So are their sweaters! The Crayon is definitely perfect for an April baby - it's nice and lightweight and very fluffy. Hopefully I can post a photo of the finished front tonight. Here's hoping!
Labels: Baby sweater, Intarsia, Sock Pal