Pattern: Dublin Bay Socks (PDF)
Yarn: Cherry Tree Hill Hand Painted Supersock Old Rose
Needles: Size 0 bamboo (9 stitches per inch)
Start Date: March 12, 2006
End Date: March 31, 2006
Comments: This is my third pair of Dublin Bay Socks (PDF). I don't know what it is, but I love knitting this pattern. A little lace, a little stockinette, perfect socks. This yarn was outstanding. Gorgeous color, sumptuous texture, lovely stitch definition. (Sorry about the dark photo...it's been raining for days here in Chicagoland).
Thursday night I started swatching for Orangina. I bought this pattern last spring and I had the yarn in my stash, but I ran into gauge issues and I lost interest. Well, the interest is renewed. I swatched first on size 2's, but it was a little small, so after a quick swatch and wash using 3's I was on my way.
This is the progress so far - It's knitting up fairly quickly. The Rowan 4 ply Cotton is such a pleasure. It's really one of the only cotton yarns with which I enjoy knitting. This is in a discontinued color - Fandango. (Same stuff I used for my Stitch 'N Bitch Nation Lucky Wrap sweater last year).
Finally, here are the current socks I'm knitting. Trekking XXL #126. The patterning and colors are a lot of fun. I did a picot edge for the first time and I think it looks pretty neat.