Here in Delaware, spring is in full swing. Magnolias, forsythias, daffodils, hyacinths, pansies, muscari, cherries, you name it. Everything is blooming. And everything is starting to leaf out -- including me!
I finished my Falling Leaves socks today, while also completing that other necessary spring ritual, filing my taxes.
I had to wait in line, because I was able to get them done for me for free at the public library (with income from three states this year, I didn't want to do them myself). Note there are no photos of me filing my taxes. It's better that way. I waited in line for three hours.
And of course here's a closeup of the lace pattern.
And the stats:
Yarn: 2 skeins Koigu KPPPM #516
Needles: #1 dpns -- I am whiney about learning the new ways of doing socks on circulars, so I sucked it up and did the shifting lace pattern on dpns anyways. Actually, the leg was fine -- I did it on 3 needles instead of 4, and that solved the shifting problem. I didn't have much of a choice, as I sat on one of my needles in the process and was forced to use one less than normal for a while.
Pattern: Falling Leaves by Jessica Landers.
In other news, I got my Knitpicks order today -- nothing special -- and this sure ain't a Flash Your Stash post. I'm too lazy for that.
Here's what I got. Some sock yarn (the green appropriately named "Grass" as my current research project is about lawns) and I'm going to try out Shine (even though I'm usually anti-cotton) to make a Picovoli top, in the ongoing hope to be able to wear knitted items in the summertime.
Finally, in the spirit of leafing out, here is a little something that made my day this morning when I noticed it:
My Christmas cactus has a new leaf, which means I'm not killing it, and it seems as if it has the potential to develop a few more. Nothing's more fun than to see light shining through brand new baby leaves. Well, okay, maybe seeing your leg through brand new leafy lace. That's pretty good, too.