Can we set the clocks back now? Please?
Fall behind. Yeeeup! Preeeetty much how I'm feeling these days. My lovely, flexible freelance schedule now seems a distant memory. *sigh* But eh, it's just 'til the end of the year. Then I'll be back to working in my pajamas. :D Besides, after three years of tormenting me with games like "Broken Cabinet Surprise" and "Oven Temperature Lotto," it's time to tell my kitchen to shut it. So, I just shuffle up and deal.
And when it all gets to be too much, I put on these babies! Oh yeah. That's the stuff.
The Pink Lady's pledge, to act cool, to look cool, and to beeee cool...
Pink lady cool
These socks? Are cool. As in, hanging with a high school biker that looks 45 with a pre-Flock of Seagulls pompadour cool. And I mean that in a good way.
'Cause look! Look how pretty! All those groovy twists and turns, and those lacy bits in between - hard to believe there are only two patterned rows in the chart. You just repeat them over and over again! Which makes this a great pattern for mindless tv knitting. Handy when you're watching "Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles" and need to distract yourself from the dumbass parts. ("He's a scary robot. You're a really scary robot." Spoken by a grown man? I mean, come ON.)
Only made a couple of mods for fit:
- Decreased 6 stitches in the back of leg after the 48th row (by skipping stitches 1 and 7) to make it tighter around the ankle
- Subbed in my usual EoP flap for 32 rows. (I can't help it. I'm an EoPflapaholic. Somebody help me.)
- Decreased the instep only for the first two rows of the toe to even out the stitch count.
Koigu ain't got nothing on the Pigeonroof!
This is Pigeonroof Studios Superwash Merino Sock and I. LOVE. this. yarn. It is riDICulously squooshy. The kind of yarn you want to start knitting with while you're still winding it. In fact, this stuff isn't just soft - it's like, *Koigu* soft.
(Note: I've had this in the stash for a while now, and I believe she's since switched to a different base yarn, but she reports it's even softer than this. All I could say to that is...oh, baby.)
And isn't this Pink Lady colorway fantastic? Beautifully dyed with that whole fabulous speckly thing going on. Oh, and unlike the Koigster, Pigeonroof doesn't pill just by looking at it funny. So far, it's wearing just fine. Very little tint in the soak, too. And... okay, I'm done gushing. Just go get you some.
Wrap it up
It was soooo nice to dive back into the merino after that summer run of cotton. And to dive in with these? Dreeeeamy! Hopefully it'll drop down from the upper 70s soon, so I can start wearing them - a lot!
Spring Forward Socks
Pattern: knitty, Summer 2008
Yarn: Pigeonroof Studios Superwash Merino Sock, 2 skeins in Pink Lady
Needles: HiyaHiya Steel Circs, Size 1, 32"
Mods: Decreased around ankle, EoP flap, decreased instep only two rows of toe to even out stitch count