Both Pink and I were celebrating finished projects last night. We got together for our customary Thursday night Knit Night, which always includes knitting, conversation, and – of course – Starbucks coffee.
Pink modeled her finished Icarus shawl from the current issue of Interweave Knits. It is finished, but not yet blocked. I think that color of blue is lovely on her – it really brings out her eyes. She knitted it out of Kid Merino by Crystal Palace. It is a great yarn to knit with (but horrible to frog) and very warm for the weight.
I finally finished my Ugly Socks. I do not plan on ever making another pair of ugly socks again. I had to make myself finish them. They were knitted out of Trekking (which I would not use again because it irks me when the color striping does not match on both socks) in a red/green colorway. I liked the blend of colors in the skein, but they are rather garish in the socks. Oh well…live and learn! I have a very warm pair of socks to wear during the Christmas season. I still really want to make the Ebossed Leaves Socks from the winter 2005 Interweave. Now I just need some solid colored sock yarn…
The next pair of socks I plan to make is a pair of these footy socks that Camille made (scroll down to her August 31, 2005 post). My sister bought me some Knit Picks Gossamer in Caribbean, and I think it would make a lovely pair of footies.