Sunday, October 30, 2005

Three Woman Socks

Oh, Happiness. Three days off work (5 days before I have to go back! Yeah!), and I have recovered enough brain cells to do colorwork. I got Fancy Feet by Anna Zilborg, which, BTW, I like much more than Knitting For Anarchists, and immediately cast on. But, of course, I couldn't just follow a pattern. I used the garter stitch square cast on from Lucy Neatby's Cool Socks, Warm Feet, and I think I'll use her after thought heel. See? Me, Anna, and Lucy- three women.

The yarn is Finngarn, I think. I'm trying to alternate hot and cool colors. I have to dye some to get orange as I have no idea where I got this stuff, or why, but I suppose I was swatching for something. I have some pale yellow that should overdye nicely. HOw excellent . I just noticed that my unshaved legs to not show in the photo.

We're carving pumpkins tonight. I had four of the kind grown for carving, and they were what I expected. They smelled like I thought pumpkins smelled. The heirloom one that was a deep, deep orange had an intoxicating scent. Cutting into it released a ripe melon smell that made me want to stand up and go cook.


AdamantAzoth said...

So, you never told us how the nasty purple-aqua yarn turned out. Is it less ugly?

woolywoman said...

Marginally better. I'm sure the Afghans will love it.