Hopeful in my heart that “The Sun Will Come Out – Tomorrow”, I delayed my photo shoot by one grey, winter day. Good news: sunshine! Bad news: arctic air mass, low of 22 forecast for Louisiana!
Here, then, are my Saffron socks. They have been my travel-in-your-purse-knitting. Such projects always take longer than those that get my everyday attention. I cast them on November 1, 2009, and completed the second sock on December 26, 2009. They got my full attention that last day because I wanted my Knit Picks circs for other socks. As long as I don’t purchase a second pair of KP #1.5’s, they should remain an impetus to second sock completion.
The specifications are Premier Yarn’s Serenity Sock Weight, color Saffron. This yarn is 50% wool, 25% bamboo, 25% nylon. Hobby Lobby sells it for a very attractive price of $4.29/skein, or just about $9 for a pair of socks, tax included. The striping is consistent, and the yardage sufficiently generous (230 yards/50 grams) that knitting identical socks was a breeze. Best of all, I have discovered only one knot after knitting six skeins of this yarn.
As I prepared my Ravelry entry for this sock I thought of a knitting (low)tech tip I should share. I put my print-out patterns in a plastic page protector for ease of handling and pattern preservation. But Wait! (as they say on infomercials) There’s More! As I begin knitting I slip the first yarn label down into the page protector, too. Then when I’m all done (could be months later) I have the label at hand.
What is that in the background, you ask? Why, it’s a cat tower. Where else would Meezermeowmy pose her socks?