Saturday, February 25, 2017

Spring in my step

Wednesday's commute saw me finish the foot on the first Appleby sock (well the commute saw me to the toe, but since I was so close to finishing, I worked on it after dinner too)
I modeled it the next day, and as you can see, the weather was warm enough for me to be barefoot (18C/64F). What is going on? It's still February! Of course the cold weather is coming back - tomorrow isn't suppose to get higher than 3C/37F.

But back to that sock....
It's a simple pattern of eyelet and rib columns - nice and easy to memorize with the perfect amount of stretch  good fit. If I'm honest, I think it would look better in a darker colour (and maybe not one so close to my own pasty skin tone!), but I'm trying to knit from the stash, so it will do.
It does look nice with a pretty white ballet flat! The next one will be started on Monday's commute so I'm well on my way through the first pair of the collection.

And if you'd like to put a little Spring in your step...
Clockwise from top: Fruit Smooth, Skipping Stones, Spriggand, & Daybreak
Those pretty Twisted Top Cats I just dyed up are now available in the shop! There's only two of each, so don't wait too long!

9 comments:

Araignee said...

Beautiful sock! Your new yarn colors are lovely also. Well done you!

Cat Lover said...

Gorgeous sock. It does look lovely with your ballet flat. Wasn't the weather on Thursday glorious? We spent most of it outside.
Have a good weekend!

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful sock! You did a nice job of blending the lace with the rib so it will fit well.
The new yarns are so incredible!!!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Nice sock and isn't this weather amazing?! We are in for a bit of a cold snap though too. Tonight's temps are taking a dive so I'm basking in it while it lasts this afternoon.

Dee said...

Very pretty sock. It's so GIRLY sweet! Congrats on having a HO (half-finished object).

kathy b said...

Oh Dee is so right. It is a girly sock pattern and I love it in the neutral. Flats are perfect for them.
I looked at my winter sow jugs in the snow today...I will be so over the moon if they actually grow in april or may!

Judy S. said...

Is that sock your own design? It's lovely. I'm working on your scarf pattern, Going My Way, and enjoying it. Thanks for that.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I think it's quite nice in an understated kinda way! And very spring-like!

Vera said...

Oh I love your sock. Love how lacy it looks. Your new yarns look luscious.