Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tickled To Death

Today was a gorgeous day here in NYC! After I completed my morning run, I decided it was too nice of a day to stay inside. The sun was shining brightly with a light wind in the mid 70's. What a perfect day to spend in the park!

Astoria Park is just a few blocks from my apartment. It sits right along the East River. I packed my knitting, book, snacks, blanket and headed out. For the 2 hours I was relaxing in the park, I believe the sun shined for a total of 45 minutes. I think Mother Nature knew I was heading outside and decided to let the clouds roll on in the sky. Nevertheless, I didn't let it stop me from enjoying myself.

I watched a couple posing for pictures with their dog (which couldn't be bothered to look at the camera), girls trying to sunbathe in bikinis (still a little chilly to be doing that), children playing soccer, guys throwing a frisbee over my head, boats strolling on down the river and plenty of people taking naps on their blankets. What fun! I myself knitted on my Retro Ribs Socks and read a a couple of chapters of "The Golden Compass" before getting too chilled to sit outside any longer.

Since this is an extra long weekend for me due to the holiday (I normally have Fri-Sun off and now with the holiday, I will have Mon off too), last night I told myself I wanted to try and complete 3 FO's by Tuesday. As you can see by the picture, I have my first FO of the holiday! I completed my Retro Rib Socks this evening.

Yarn: Lorna's Laces - Tickled Pink

Needles: Knit Picks size 2
Started Sock #1: March 25th; Completed May 21st
Started Sock #2: May 21st; Completed May 24th

I absolutely love how they turned out and this yarn is so yummalicious! I can't wait to get my hands on some more Lorna's Laces. Now I won't be starting my next pair of socks until SOS08 starts on June 21st. I am ready. My sock mojo is back.

Lastly, I just have to say I adore I received my yarn from them yesterday and can I just tell you, they saved me from having to do any frogging on my Lacy Skirt. They had a skein of Hempathy in Dye Lot 10! Woo Hoo!


  1. Isn't it great to look ahead to those free days. The sun shone here today- it was so nice.

  2. Lovely finished socks! Hurray for the correct skein of yarn. I love the pattern and I can't wait to see yours finished.

  3. Nice nice socks. I keep planning on doing the Retro Rib socks, maybe they'll be my next ones. I hear you on the cloud thing, I keep waiting to feel hot. I just want to be hot for a few days.

  4. The sun is shining here in San Diego either. What's with that? Have a great time off.

  5. Glad you enjoyed your nice long weekend. The weather was beautiful. Your socks turned out great. I like the way the colors wind around your foot.

  6. That is so wonderful that you were able to find the correct yarn in the correct dye lot. That skirt is going to be beautiful.
    The socks are gorgeous... great color. Next time you go to the park, maybe I can join you. I know it sounds weird driving 30 minutes to get to a park, but you gotta do what you gotta do when you live in New York!!!

  7. Great sox!! I just bought some Lorna's Laces, but have decided it's too pretty to walk on, so I'll probably use it for a shawl.