Fall has officially begun – today is the first day of school. D#2 left this morning for her senior year! Shall I wax poetic about how quickly the time goes, or how I remember all of the other first days of school? Or shall I just get on with things and show you some knitting? and pigs!
Ta-Da! A pair of finished Roza’s Socks and a pair in progress!
The finished set is done in Cherry Tree Hill and for the other I am using Trekking XXL. I love both of these sock yarns and the Trekking seems thicker than I remember it being. Have they changed something at the mill or has is just been too long since I’ve used it? The CTH pair seem a bit snug. The brioche stitch of this pattern makes the ribbing extra grabby – this is great because I love socks to hug the leg. But my calves need a ‘hug extender’ – I’ve got strong peasant stock in my genes! It will take a strong wind to knock me over, but a few more stitches to get around these gams. For the Trekking pair I added a pattern repeat – instead of casting on 60 stitches cast on 66. I will have to find some skinny-legged someone on my Christmas list and wrap up the Cherry Tree Hill pair!
Last first day of school for your D. This aritcle has been in our local paper for years. Brings tears to my eyes.. http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070905/NEWS/709050337
no going back to teaching for me today as I retired but
my daughter is teaching so this is her frist day back …life is going in cycles..
I used that Trekking color for a pair of socks for Hannah last year. I don’t remember the yarn being thicker, though.
That is one freaking adorable pig!
If you painted that pig black it would look like Poe snoozing on your deck. Very cute!
Gah! I love that pig. Looks like my big, fat cat. She is a pig in her own right. Ha!
Nice! Love the colors in both, and uh, I have skinny ankles! ;)
That piggy is doing what I’d like to be doing zzzz
Oh such an adorable piggie and nice looking socks too!
Here school started 3 weeks ago I think, but summer is still in full strength, I never understood why they start the school so early around it, doesn’t make sense to me, poor kids.
My socks are celebrating on the pool deck while I am busy with other stuff.
Aaawww… I think we may have found my Next Favorite Pig, after the Blue Pig from a while back. Aaaw! :)