Monday, June 11, 2007

Bright, Sunshiny Day

I cast Marigold on last night during my shift at our local Hospice residence (I volunteer to answer phones on Sunday nights - it's very quiet). The yarn color way is Shasta Daisy that I first mentioned here. So fun to knit with! Now we can really say I stopped to smell the flowers! Don't you love how the colors seem to "pop"? As with the Mountain Laurel color way, when there is a change from the green, a very fun color appears only for a stitch or two. This intrigues me to no end; I look forward to these fleeting stitches on each round.

The Marigold pattern is clearly written. Pamela left no stone unturned and gives alternate directions for smaller and larger sizes. Kudos to her! So many sock patterns only give you one size, expecting you to know what/how to make adjustments for an alternate size. If you are like me, something like that can be impossible to fathom (my mind is really very simple). The lace chart she includes is clean and easy to memorize, but still gives you enough change to keep you enthralled with this knit (don't fret, she also writes out the directions for those who don't like charts!). All in all, I can't wait for my Marigolds to finish "growing."

I also have a new purchase showing in the photo. Any guesses on what it is?


pamela wynne said...

Ooh, I think I spy an Addi Lace needle! Is that the new purchase?

Thanks for the kind words about the Marigold pattern. Yours look fantastic, with all that springy green and yellow!

robin said...

Oh, I had to comment on that yarn and pattern - absolutely BEAUTIFUL colorway! Those are my favorite colors. I might have to knit a pair of these.

Anonymous said...

Not a new deck... Not new already showed us the yarn...I guess it msut be that red thing, but since I need the "Knitting for Dummies" book, I have no idea what it is! Pamela says it is a needle...which I must assume is correct. At least some people get your inside joke! Hahaha

The_Add_Knitter said...

Don't you just love the whole toe-up thing? So much fun...your socks are so springy and inspiring, nice work!

trixie stix said...

I do love toe up socks. They are my favorite. Never a worry about enough yarn, etc. Plus the heel suits me better.