I mentioned a couple of posts ago the purchase of yarn for a portable, people-friendly sock project.
Well the leg of the first sock is already done. This pattern, Zigzag Socks from last year's Vogue book The Ultimate Sock Book, is FUN and FAST to work.
I sent the intended recipient a link to the Dream In Color Smooshy sock yarn page and let her choose her favorite color. She picked Spring Tickle.
I saw it was available at the online shop Eat.Sleep.Knit. This online shop is within driving distance of me and is open to the public for a few hours three days a week. This meant I would have the opportunity to see lots of yarns in person that I've only ever seen on the internet. Well, who could pass up such an opportunity?
This is my first time using Smooshy. I've read so many wonderful things about it - including this Knitter's Review - that I was anxious to try it. So far; so happy.
Although I had no specific date in mind for finishing and gifting these, I've decided it would be nice to have them done in time to give before Christmas. With that in mind, I've decided the color reminds me less of spring and more of The Grinch, [the redeemed Grinch at the end of the movie; the original animated one!] so I think of them as Whoville Socks. Socks to wear to carve the Roast Beast.
"Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near. Christmas Day is in our grasp so long as we have hands to clasp. Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we. Welcome Christmas while we stand, heart to heart and hand in hand. "