A couple of weeks ago I was taking some kids from our homeschool bowling league home and rode past a gorgeous maple in it's full autumnal glory. It was so breathtaking that I had to get a photo of it. So the next day after dropping The Teen at her piano lesson I went and grabbed a quick couple of shots. All the foliage this year has been fantastic, and it seems as though many of the trees reached peak at the same time which made for New England-like rides about town.
In the midst of enjoying our autumn I finally finished another pair of socks. Just my second of the year. Pitiful, particularly when compared with my output in previous years.
In honor of autumn, I give you:
Autumn Maple Socks (Thusly named for their resemblance to the tree at right)
Pattern: my basic toe-up pattern~~turkish cast-on, stockinette foot, 3 x 2 ribbing, Abigail's short row heel (which I still just love! Thanks so much for passing it along Abigail!)
Yarn: Trekking 110: I had this mislabeled as 105 until 11/24 (This workhorse of a sock yarn is my absolute favorite)
Needle: Size 1 Addi turbo
Start date: July 2008 (original incarnation was in another pattern which just didn't satisfy me.)
Finish date: November 06, 2008
Thoughts: Love handknit socks. Love Trekking. They've been worn and washed several times in the last 10 days already. On my feet as I type.
In other knitting news~~I've finished a February Baby Sweater for a shower this week~~just need to add the buttons. I'll remember to get photos before I gift this one, I promise. Also nearing completion is my Hemlock Ring Blanket. Hopefully by Thanksgiving there will be a couple more FOs to report.