Friday, April 26, 2013

On the needles 4/26/2013

Can you believe it, this year is just rushing by.  I know many of you are still in winter time but here in Arizona, we are having a wonderful spring.  I'm not trying to rub it in, but we don't often get any spring at all-just lots of really, really hot weather.  It is so nice to have spring and get to sit outside and enjoy the weather.

We live in a neighborhood of acre lots and we have lots of trees.  We have irrigation available to us (less expensive) and we use it instead of city water for our yard.  We get water twice a month in the sprain/summer/fall.  It takes about 24 hours for the water to soak in.  Our yard looks like a big lake- and sometimes we get drop in visitors.  This is our front yard.

Just before bed last night, I finished one pair of my pooling challenge socks.  I chose 4 different yarns and started 4 pairs of socks.  These starts did not work for the competition so I began to finish them up in the hope that things would change.

This is the first pair completed:

This is Lorna Laces yarn in daffodil.  The only pooling was in the heel/gusset area which you can usually count on happening.  The is the Simple Skyp pattern, free on Ravelry.  I have small feet and I like my socks fitted, so I use 56 stitches through out the leg and foot area.  The socks do look a little stretched in these photos so I think I will use 60 stitches next time.


  1. That is a wonderful colorway on that yarn! Isn't the Simple Skyp pattern fun to knit?

  2. I've looked at the Daffodil yarn online a couple times. After seeing yours knit up, I think I will have to buy a skein.

  3. super cute!!!! Love the yarn colors, too!


  4. Your socks look great, the colorway is beautiful.

  5. They look like spring!! love the way the heel worked out well done!!

  6. A lot of pooling is dependent on how many stitches you are knitting and your gauge. So I can make my usual 56 stitch sock and it will come out completely different if I go to a 64 st sock. I love the fun of it.