Best chuckle of the day....
I was checking my blog stats and I saw a lot of visitors from a particular site so I clicked on the link to see what was making FKD so popular. It was a blog from a woman in France and the link on her sidebar was for my beading tutorial .....It was listed as "Blog de Fluffy" :)
Yesterday was the first day of summer so of course that means it's
Here's my first sock of summer.....
It's the "new" pink sock - Dream in Color Smooshy sock yarn in the Ruby River colorway and it's totally luscious!! Really soft and look at that color!
It's a toe up sock using the Turkish cast on and Scroll Lace from More Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch, another great sock book BTW.
Now here's the "old" blue sock...a finished Thelonious!
Thelonious designed by Cookie A.
2 skeins Gems Pearl, colorway Neptune. Size US#1 (2.25mm) Aero DPNs
ETA: The pattern states that the "sock is not as stretchy as regular rib because of the traveling stitches". Because of this I used a US #1.5 (2.5 mm) for the leg and switched to the smaller needle for the rest of the sock.
Mods: NONE!! because Cookie is such an amazing designer I knit every stitch as the pattern suggested and loved every one!
It's a great pattern and a really great looking sock - the chart may look overwhelming but it's very intuitive and once you get into it, it's a really fun and interesting knit! I can't recommend Cookie's patterns highly enough but I know that's preaching to the choir cause almost everyone is already knitting her Monkey pattern :)
My other WIP is Bonita, here's her progress....
I'm absolutely LOVING this tank! I just wish I could capture the true grassy spring green of the yarn and the beautiful beads.
I leave you with my favorite guy hanging out in one of his favorite spots......
whatever pattern I'm working on (and trying to read!) Maybe if he does it enough he'll let me teach HIM to knit :)
Have a great first weekend of summer from all of us here at Blog de Fluffy!