I love Spring, I really do. And even though there's still a chill in the air in the morning when I leave for work and in the evening when I come home, at least I get to show off my hand knit sweaters when I run across the street to get lunch. Pretty soon I'll be able to sit outside and eat my lunch in the park across the street.
Unfortunately, very little knitting is happening. The physical therapy is two steps forward, one step back.
This post is about the skein on the right, Cherry Tree Hill Supersock in Spring Frost. When I purchased the skein, I thought it would turn into a striped sock with straight stripes, not a barber pole stripe, but I like how the stripes turned out in this sock:
Then I started sock #2 and it didn't barber pole:
I don't know what I did differently that made the second sock look so different. My personal preference is to have both socks kind of look like each other more than they actually do, but I happen to have a family member who would wear these socks. Yes, I do.
My son happens to love hand knit socks, no matter the color, or if they match. I love that about him. He wears them to play basketball, mow the grass (which he did today), and he especially loves them when all the socks he owns are in the laundry basket. He likes his socks straight off the needles, no need to wash or block.
So these socks
Now, in an attempt not to complain about physical therapy, I'm just going to say that if you knit a lot, you should take a lot of breaks. Repetitive motion disorder is a real pain in the neck.
I had two steps forward, my therapist Natalie had both shoulders working last week. One step back: only one shoulder is working and my left arm is swollen and has lost sensation, but my left hand works. Yay for that! I can still hold needles.