Saturday, March 28, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Socks

St. Patrick's Day has come and gone. I started knitting a new pair of socks  the first week in March hoping I could finish them by the day you're supposed to wear green. They are my go-to simple toe up, stockinette stitch socks, so I really thought I could get them finished in 2 weeks. 
That super cute stitch marker was custom made for me by Susan's twelve year old daughter.

Of course, things happen and I didn't spend as much time knitting as I should have to get them finished. I did make a make shift knitting center on the side yard, in the coolest part of the yard I could find, while we were having our wood floors cleaned and oiled. It was a super hot day and the backyard was way too hot and sunny. So I parked myself on the storage side of the yard, complete with my beach chair, upside down storage container for a table and my iPad and knit away. It's a really odd feeling to be at your house but not be able to go inside, because you can't walk on the floors. I did get a lot done on the socks that afternoon.

I didn't make my deadline. Butterball Bulldog (our son's dog), was all decked out in her special St. Patrick's Day costume, and I thought you might enjoy seeing her. At least she looked really cute in the wearing of the green. She is the sweetest dog.
photo credit:Kyle Stanley

This was the stage of my second sock on March 17th.

But I did finish them on March 18. I have worn them several times to make up for not getting to wear them on St. Paddy's Day. I like the color and the pattern, but the yarn was a little disappointing. It seems to stretch out more than some of the other yarns I have used for socks. But they are still soft and comfortable, just a bit slouchy.

And this was Butterball the day after her wild night at the pub. There is just something so cute about dressing up a dog.

photo credit: Kyle Stanley

Sock Stats:
Pattern: Toe Up on a Circular Needle, Simple Stockinette Stitch with a Fish Lips Kiss Heel.
Yarn: Candy Skein Fingering Weight 75% Merino/25% Nylon
Colorway: Sweet Clover Candy
Needles: Addi Turbo Sock Rockets US size 1, 2.5mm, circular


Leanne said...

Nice socks, I think I'll take a set of needles and sock yarn on my holiday.

mascanlon said...

Lovely socks! And Butterball always makes me smile, she has the sweetest face!

Geri said...

Cute socks! Love the photos of Butter

Unknown said...

Love those socks. And that dog is the most adorable.