So, have I got this right? I've checked the calendar, just to make sure we really do have an extra day this year. On a Monday, too, which could feel like a bad thing; but which instead leaves me quite happy to finish off February the way I had intended
Because over the weekend I realised I was in danger of having as my learning experience the feeling of complete sock failure. I wasn't ready for that. Back in January I laid out my plan for a "sock of the month": a different pair for a different mood each month, all year. January featured a back-to-work plain black pair. February was to be a Valentine's pair, with little hearts on the heels.. And here we were kicking at the door for March, and I had done about two rows. I had to work fast. If I drop behind now, I'll be stuck on Easter bunnies in August (though, honestly, I'm unlikely to wear socks with, um, bunnies on. I'll think of something else).
So, where's the new? I put aside the self striping wool and instead I striped by own fair hand; and then I followed the chart and knitted in a heart. As you can see from the picture, I have one finished and the other (artfully arranged) one nearly there. I discovered this morning that there is no good way to take a photo of hearts on your heels if you are on your own in the house. (That has to be a country song title somewhere?)
I can recommend the pattern. It's a free Ravelry download called Love Socks, by Devon Clement, and it's very easy to follow.It's on my sock knitting Pinterest board. Now, March: socks of green? Too obvious?
Have you done something this weekend you have never done before? Learned something new? You are very welcome to share! Last week
Becky, Melissa, Deb, Ruth, Helena, Jane, Alison, Miriam, Mitra, Mary-Lou, Ladkyis, Karen, Cheri, Susanne, Maggie, Mardi, Beverly and KraftyKaren
all made a Memorandum on Monday. Go on, give 'em a wave! And have a good week.