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2/06/2007

Plainly Peek-a-Boo

Max and I enjoyed our tip-toe through the tulips---more like tiptoe through the puddles. Not a tulip in sight! As a reminder, we have had the same snow on the ground since December with other layers piled on. I've been referring to it as our permafrost. So...it was a WOW moment when we spotted grass beneath this patch of melting snow.



Q: What do you call snow that's been around too long?

A: Dirty snow!



It appears we're approaching a small lake at the intersection.


Oh yes, thawing is happening!

Moving on to Mata Hari socks... Here is the beginning. I know. Almost too inspiring, isn't it? I'm using two size three circs and black Cascade Fixation yarn.



The little peek-a-boo holes add appealing detail to these otherwise plain socks...plainly peek-a-boo socks! I'm combining information from a few sites to make my socks. The red socks are at http://craftoholic.blogspot.com/2005/09/all-about-socks.html where I first saw them. A fab basic pattern is at http://www.seedwiki.com/wiki/perfect_sock_pattern that's helping me to get started. I have always-always used a knitted cast on. I now have learned the Turkish cast on from the information at this site. I love the feeling of GROWTH! and learning a new technique! Yeah-yeah, old dog/new tricks!! And because I want to knit both socks at the same time, I am referring to http://www.knittingzone.com/twocirculars.htm Go Addi Turbos, go!


Happy Feet!



***Do you have travel info/suggestions for a trip to Phoenix?*** I am planing a trip during the third week of March and would appreciate any comments/suggestions you might have! Thanks!

2 comments:

Beth said...

Thanks for posting the links. This year I plan on knitting socks and these links will come in handy. Your socks are going to look great!

Dawn said...

Hey! I am so glad you liked your package :)
I LOVE the turkish cast on. I just used it to start a circular shawl last night. This cast on recently blew my mind.