Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spring, Stairs, Socks



Spring has finally arrived here in the frozen north. Ok, I may be exaggerating a little. A lot of people I know complain about the weather and sometimes I do, too. The truth is that I like living in a place that has all 4 seasons. Winter is definitely cold and you know it's here by all the snow.




Spring arrives with hints of green on the trees and a softness in the air. Spring draws you outside with promises of flowers budding and a warm kiss of sunshine. Well, it's here and it couldn't have come at a better time.




It's hard to think of knitting warm woolies at a time like this so it's just as well that I finished this baby blanket. I liked knitting the pattern. It's easy garter stitch and every once in a while you cast off and then pick up some stitches and start again. It makes excellent TV knitting since you're knitting every row.



I whipped up a Stair in some Tofutsies I had laying around. Great pattern and I think it works well with the yarn.






I finished one of the Stairs before T. and I got the idea that we should host a Froot Loop KAL. We can be found on Ravelry as the Froot Loop Groop or the FLG, which sounds to me like the name of a guerilla organization that liberates breakfast cereal. I cast on as soon as I had some free 2.5 mm DPNs (who am I kidding, I have about 5 sets of 2.5 mm DPNs. There's always a free set.) and am cruising along on this cute pattern.


It always amazes me the people you meet by simply saying "I would like to knit these socks. Wanna join me?" At last count, we had members of the FLG, including the designer and knitters from all over the world. I love Ravelry.






I'm not sure I love the color palate of the socks I'm making, especially after checking out other knitters' projects. Perhaps I'll just have to knit them again.

8 comments:

catknip said...

How many pattern repeats did you do for the leg? It says 14 but my skeins are smaller...

T. said...

FLG - a guerilla organization? Maybe....
The blanket is gorgeous. Perfect for a sweet little bambino who I can't wait to hold!!

J. said...

I did 10 repeats of the froot loop pattern on the leg. I don't really like tall socks.

Emily said...

I think your colourway is pretty - and a bit froot lopy (If I'm right about what they are????)

Amanda said...

Love the baby blanket. It makes for a startling impression.

Irene said...

The blanket is great, I'm on the leg of the first of my froot loop socks. Lorna's lace shepard sock yarn. This is very fine yarn, added 14 stitches and it still looks small.
Cheers Irene (needlebug)

andi said...

I love the baby blanket.

Your fruit loops look like they're coming along quite nicely - and I'm totally okay with being a member of a guerrilla organization. Just so you know.

Luch said...

The blanket looks great!