My little corner of Florida has been experiencing robin’s egg blue skies, balmy breezes and lots of sunshine. Every plant has new growth and the azalea, camellia and bougainvillea are in full bloom. The weather is conducive to spending the day on the beach, in the garden, just anywhere but in the office. I took the opportunity to grab lunch at one of the last remaining drive-in restaurants, the Moonlite Drive-In. They have been in operation since the late 50’s and still a family business. When I get the urge for a burger, that’s where I go!
Yesterday I took my completed Tatiana socks, left sock blocked and the right sock fresh off the needles, along with a burger and a Coke to the pier and enjoyed the sun sparkling on the water.
Getting to the point, my socks are finally finished. They were a challenging knit and I had to buy a set of Susan Bates aluminum needles to avoid the constant breakage that occurred when I was using the Clover bamboo DPN’s. I managed to mangle all the aluminum needles after endless K3t’s.
Next up for completion will be the Lenten Rose sock, then on to the Marble Arches, another kit from Blue Moon. I have just one more Blue Moon kit to knit to complete the 2006 socks. I am looking forward to getting a grip on all these sock kits before I drown in yarn…what a pleasant way to go!
I am entertaining the thought of a little contest with the prize being a skein of Blue Moon Socks That Rock yarn from my growing stash. What do you think?