Happy are those who dream dreams
and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
~~Leon J. Suenes
I got yarn poised with needles and patterns–ready to be cast on–plans for all sorts of wonderful lace…While awaiting impatiently Clue #2 for this and this (out sometime today,) I cast on a pair of Azure.
NEEDLES: US #0; two 12″ (yes–it’s not a typo) Addi Turbo Circular Needles
YARN: Noro Sock, 1 skeins, in S95B
MODIFICATION: Magical Cast-on 12 stitches; whirlwind toe. Once reached 30 stitches, begin foot chart pattern.
COMMENTS: The pattern is very lovely, flows smoothly, and is very easy to memorize. However, I don’t recommend anyone to knit this if he/she is sleep-deprived. I must have dozed off somewhere from the very beginning of the chart. I had to drop a 6-stitch panel 4” down to fix the error. It’s mindless if your head is clear…
I feel like I have not knitted socks forever. I am quite pumped up for my first KAL. I have been going lace crazy. So besides lace knitting, there will be lots and lots of socks produced in the summer months, especially as the family and I whip through Oregonian and Californian coasts. (Hubby is renting a 1-bedroom apartment in the Bay Area when he is there for at least three-months, long-distance commune trial.)
What I love about toe-up socks is that there is no stressful moment worrying about running out of yarn. I must really, really like this colorway because I have A LOT of it now in my stash. Being torn between this and Pagewood Farm Denali, I am glad this beautiful yarn the winner. My fear and reality…some of my other favorite yarns like Jitterbug, Happy Feet, Pagewood Farm…may be taking a backseat to Noro Sock–450 yards of tightly twisted yumminess–the price (under $20/skein) is fantastic.
I will leave you with a picture of Midsummer’s beauty. It is wonderful to see the rebirth of nature that comes with this season; but, it sure is making me miserable with the allergies.