Ta da! A finished project!
Socks. And with the frigid weather we've been having, another pair of wool socks will immediately go into regular rotation.
These were completed in four months, which, as you all know, is warp speed for me. I can credit all the time I spent in the emergency room, and doctor waiting rooms, and recent just generally hanging out with Mr. Kathie. Thank goodness I had my wits about me enough on the day that Mr. Kathie got hurt to grab the knitting before I followed the ambulance to the hospital!! As my mother would say, it's an ill wind that doesn't blow someone some good. LOL
Anyway, these are the Waffle Rib socks from Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch. The yarn is Sandy's Palette Sock in colorway 007. This was locally spun and dyed artisan yarn bought at La Bella Vita in Mineral Point, Wisconsin last spring.
The two pictures of the socks NOT on me give an accurate depiction of the color. It's a great mix--I just love the chartreuse. And I have a sweater that matches--the second sweater I made: a pullover knit from chartreuse Manos del Uruguay that is unphotographed anywhere (made pre-Flickr). I'll have to get a picture of it...
I also was really pleased with the crunchy texture of this pattern.
It added a bit of edge to a basic ribbed sock. I'll surely make this pattern again.
It's been a good weekend. Will and his friend Kelley visited yesterday with her chihuahua named Sanchez. Lucy and Sanchez cavorted together nonstop for HOURS. Their energy was just endless. Never a cross word between them; they did amazingly well together and oddly enough, seemed well-matched despite quite a size disparity.
I made a big chicken Caesar Salad, baked potatoes, and apple crisp. Will and Kelley brought a great crusty bread from Whole Foods. It was a great meal and I was well within my WW points.
Monday night I hit the scale and we'll see how my first official WW week has been.