I finished these socks last weekend. It's nice that in Minnesota some of us are still wearing wool socks (and they felt pretty darn good this past week). I've been working on this pair since sometime in December, I think, and now they are finally done. They're a little stiff yet because it's a really tight knit, but I'm hoping once they get washed and dried the yarn will soften up a little bit. I really like these bright colors.
Here's a little project I started last week. You can probably guess that it's going to be a hat. I can see that my color choices for the llama are not ideal with that greenish color in the middle blending in too much with the turquoise main color, so I'm going to have to rip out a few rows and re-knit that section with a different color.
Do you like this design? You may have noticed a hat similar to this in one of Mel's posts a few weeks ago. I sent her an e-mail and she graciously located the hat in her closet and also one of Tommy's and sent me some great photographs.
Aren't they a cute couple? Here's what Melissa says about these hats: "Over here, that kind of hat (that covers the ears) is called 'CHULLO', http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chullo."
All I had to do was chart the patterns on graph paper, do a little math, grab some yarn and knitting needles and this is what happens when you're a knitting addict. I'll post another picture once I've completed the hat. Thanks Mel, for the inspiration.
It's back to turkey hunting tomorrow morning (our last day). We're changing our tactics and hopefully by this time tomorrow we'll have at least one free-range, antibiotic-free, organic wild turkey in the freezer.