Dear weather gods,
Please make it stop raining. Perhaps you're a bit confused, so let me fill you in: this is northern Texas, not Seattle. Sending rain here every day for a month makes the residents begin to act strangely. Besides, the low light is doing nothing for my photos.
Yarn: Regia Line Steps, color 5367
Pattern: I winged it
Needles: size 0 (2.00 mm) DPNs
The Professor asked for some "low socks," and these are what he got. It almost looks like I tried to match stripes with these, but I didn't. (Believe me, if I had tried to make them match, they would match.) Obviously I knit these in about half the time it normally takes me to make a pair of socks. The Professor thinks he's now entitled to twice as many socks, as long as they're short socks. While I'm thrilled he likes the handknits so much, I do need to readjust his expectations.
I also cast on my first big lace project. It's the ubiquitous Print O' The Wave stole from Eunny Jang.
The yarn is Fearless Fibers laceweight merino in the Notorious colorway. My friends, this yarn is so soft. I actually stop every couple of rows to pet the fabric (and maybe rub my face in it). The color variations are lovely, but they're subtle enough not to detract from the lace pattern. Perfection!
On a completely unrelated note, I'm pleased to report that I have finally made contact with Texas knitters. Real live ones! One of my coworkers is a serious knitter, and when we discovered our common
As if that weren't great enough, it turns out that there's a weekly lunchtime knitting group at my office. I nearly fainted when I found out. Going back to work has turned out to be good for my knitting after all.