Tomorrow looks unsure
Don't leave your destiny to chance
What are you waiting for
The time has come to make your break
~~ Swing Out Sister
I just loved this song when it came out...so positive and powerful about seizing the day and breaking out of the ruts we all fall into, the too comfortable and familiar patterns we fall back on again and again.
Do you find yourself in a knitting rut? Do you need to breakout too?
Of course change is scary so sometimes we fall back on what we know best and pink is most often my fall back color when I knit. Yes, green is my favorite color but not everyone loves it as I do. Orange is my current heartthrob but even more so than green, orange isn't for everyone and often something of an acquired taste.
Pink seems to be universally pleasing...sweet and girly, hot and passionate.
Pink can even be a neutral...pink blends beautifully with browns, blacks, blues, greens, even orange!
Ok even I can see thru all this sugary prose so I'll just come clean....
I knit another pair of pink socks :)
Basic Garter Rib socks
Toe- up with a Turkish cast-on
My first toe-up mini flap and gusset, yo short row heel (woot!!)
2 skeins Lorna's Laces shepherd sock, Flamingo Stripe colorway (a lovely birthday gift from Jes, thanx hunny!)
Magic loop, size #1 (2.25mm) 32" circ
Tubular bind off (I LOVE this bind off for toe up socks, so stretchy and pretty and easy to do!)
I wasn't sure I would love the stripes of the colorway as I'm not much of a stripe girl but it's such a juicy, lively pink and it looks nice and tweedy in the garter rib. Knitting with the Lorna's Laces was pure pleasure too - so soft yet crisp, tidy stitch definition - just a perfect sock yarn.
Now for the breakout portion of our broadcast. I give you my new sock -
It's Cookie A's Twisted Flower pattern. It's brilliant and it's BROWN!!!
How's that for breaking out? This is the first time I've EVER knit with brown yarn...whoo hoo!!
I must say, if I had to lose my brown virginity, this is the yarn to do it with! It's Dream in Color Smooshy in the Chinatown Apple colorway and it's delicious! (get it? Apple, delicious? yuk yuk yuk) The depth of color of this yarn is a marvel! Brick, warm rusty brown, greenish brown - glorious! A knitter girl could get used to this brown thing.
Of course brown is so scarce around Casa de Fluffy, the P-Man doesn't quite know what to make of it...
I'll be back next week with an update on the Dolce Vita tank. Enjoy your weekend and breakout a little too, ok?