Hi, and happy Friday!
I hope you've had a great week.
I'm currently knitting on my second pair of socks, in Dream in Color's Smooshy yarn in the "Into the Mystic" colorway. The pattern is Open Windows, by Rebecca Hickman. I'm knitting on two size 1 circular needles, and the teeny-tiny needles are making a firm, squishy fabric. Confession time: this is actually the second sock of the pair. I was too excited about knitting the first one to stop to take a picture!
I'm calling these my "Bonjour, Girl" socks because the cables and lace remind me of the windows that the villagers in Beauty and the Beast throw open to shout "Bonjour!" to Belle. But ever since seeing this overdubbed version of the song (which is not exactly child friendly, consider yourself warned), I can't help thinking of the villagers saying "Bonjour, girl" instead.
Since Dream in Color Smooshy is 100% superwash merino wool, without any added nylon for durability, I switched out the ribbed heel in the pattern for an eye of partridge heel-- the offset slipped stitches make for a doubly thick fabric. I'm hoping this will help the socks last a long time, and I love how it shows off the different colors in the yarn! I need to hustle on these socks-- they're supposed to be for this round of Nerd Wars, which ends in six days. Eek! I'm increasing for the heel gusset on the second sock, which adds a lot of stitches, but after turning the heel, knitting the leg of the sock goes pretty quickly. I think I'll be able to get it done without too much trouble.
Have a lovely evening!