After drugging myself up on some Tylenol Cold last night and today, my head feels a bit clearer and I know I'll be back at work tomorrow. Hopefully getting a run in too. So what does one do when they are out sick? Knit of course!
I didn't really do any knitting over the weekend and yesterday I wasn't feeling like doing too much when I got home from work. After a nap and some medicine, I felt a tiny bit better to where I could finish my Summer of Socks Pair #3.
Pattern: Beatrix by Monkey Toes (Socktopia)
Yarn: Scarlet Fleece - It's Tubular x 2!; Colorway: Antique Watermelon
Needles: Knit Picks Fixed Circs Size 1.5
Started: July 5th
Finished: July 14th
I love love love the colors in this yarn. It was a total joy to see it knit up. You can even see the little watermelon seeds. The Beatrix pattern was simple, quick and fun to knit. I added two additional pattern repeats in the leg. When I make them again I plan on knitting the leg on size 2 needles and add probably 2 additional repeats to make the leg even a little longer.
What can I say about the yarn itself? Well when I first started with it I wasn't too sure how I felt. The feel of it was a little different/weird to me. I can't really describe it. The yarn also tends to be a little splitty. However, as I continued to knit with the yarn, the feel of it didn't bother me as much as it did at first and it actually makes a nice comfy sock. I dealt with the splittiness of it because it wasn't every time I stuck my needle into the yarn. Bottom line, I would most likely knit with this yarn again if I fell in love with another color!
I now must return to my couch when there is a marathon running of "The First 48" all day today on A&E. Woo Hoo. I love this show. I also started my next SOS08 sock. So my friends this is how I'll be spending the rest of my day.